Gloucester Road Primary School

Gloucester Road
Nursery & Primary School

Religious Education


We plan our lessons based on the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE, using resources from Understanding Christianity and Gloucestershire SACRE.


Our RE curriculum overview





F4 Being special: Where do we belong?


F2 Why is Christmas special for Christians?

F1 Why is the word ‘God’ so important to Christians?


F3 Why is Easter special for Christians?

F5 Which places are special and why?

F6 Which stories are special and why?


Key Stage 1





Year 1

1.1   What do Christians believe God is like?


1.2   Who do Christians say made the world?


1.9 How should we care for the world and for others, and why does it matter? (Think about Christian, Jewish and No Religion viewpoint)

1.10 What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

1.7 Who is Jewish and how do they live?


Year 2

1.6 Who is a Muslim and how do they live?


1.3 Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

1.6 Who is a Muslim and how do they live? Part 2


1.5 Why does Easter matter to Christians?

1.4. What is the ‘good news’ Christians believe Jesus brings?


1.8 What makes some places sacred to believers? (Focus on Christians and Muslims)


Key Stage 2





Year 3

L2.1 What do Christians learn from the Creation story?


L2.2 What is it like for someone to follow God?


L2.9 and L2.10 How do festivals and worship show what matters to Muslims and Jews?

L2.4 What kind of world did Jesus want?


L2.12 How and why do people try to make the world a better place? (focus on Christians, Muslims/Jews, No Religion

Year 4

L2.7 What do Hindus believe God is like?


L2.8 What does it mean to be Hindu in Britain today?

L2.3 What is the ‘Trinity’ and why is it important for Christians?


L2.5 Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?


L2.6 For Christians, when Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?


L2.11 How and why do people mark the significant events of life? (Focus on Christians, Hindus and No Religion)

Year 5

U2.1 What does it mean if Christians believe God is holy and loving?


U2.3 Why do Christians believe Jesus was the Messiah?

U2.8? What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?


U2.9 Why is the Torah so important to Jewish people?

U2.4 Christians and how to live: ‘What would Jesus do?’


U2.10 What matters most to Humanists and Christians?

Year 6

U2.2 Creation and science: conflicting or complementary?


U2.11 Why do some people believe in God and some people not? (Focus on Christians and No Religion)

U2.5 What do Christians believe Jesus did to ‘save’ people?


U2.6 For Christians, what kind of king is Jesus?

U2.7 Why do Hindus want to be good?


U2.12 How does faith help people when life gets hard?

Our RE progression road map

The RE progression road map is available to read here.

Our RE policy

Our RE policy is available to read here.