Barrowcliff School

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Religious Education

Children's spiritual and moral  development is at the heart of the school ethos. Following the NYCC syllabus children learn about Christianity and other world religions in lessons and assemblies. By looking at the traditions, practices and festivals, we promote respect for beliefs, celebrating differences and similarities.


Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Who celebrates what

Why do people tell stories about Jesus? (inc birth of Jesus)

Questions that puzzle us

Remembering Jesus

Creative storytelling -  Muslim focus

Stories of belonging in 4 religions



Helping others. Puddles lends a paw - book

Year 2

Celebrations and thanksgiving

Talking about God. (inc God`s message to Mary of Jesus` birth)

Christian festivals, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost, why do they matter?

How do we show we care?

Holy places. What can we learn from visiting a religious building?

What do Muslims believe?

Red Islam   Green Christianity  Black Multifaith

Key Stage One Long term planning for RE




Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

Opening up the Qu`ran with pupils

Who am I?

Who is Jesus?

(inc birth of Jesus)



Preparing to celebrate (Lent and) Advent

How and why do Muslims, Hindus and Christians see life as a journey?

New beginnings ; Hope from Despair

Jewish focus

Shabbat ; a special time


The Synagogue – joining in

Learning from Jewish values :- Hope

Year 4

Does a beautiful world mean a wonderful God?

Creation stories

What makes Jesus an inspiration to some people?

Jewish focus

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Forgiveness and new beginnings

Was crucifixion of Jesus a sacrifice? What does it mean to Christians?

Exploring pattern and shape in Islam

What can we learn from stories shared by Muslims, Christians and Jews?

 Red Islam   Green Christianity   Black Multifaith   Blue Judaism  

Lower Key Stage 2  Long term Planning for RE



Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 5

Jewish focus

Creator of Earth

Looking after our World

Learning from Muslim values : Peace (link to peace as greeting at Christmas)

Christian Aid and Islamic Relief -  Can they change the World?

Creating an Easter Experience : Unpacking Easter

Why are there now over 50 Mosques in Yorkshire?

What do our belongings say about us?


Belonging : Opening up with this key RE theme through fiction and creative writing

Year 6

Values : What matters most?

How do people express their ideas about God?(Thanks to God for birth of Jesus)

What will make our community more respectful and tolerant?

What does Easter really mean? A focus on poetry

Why continue to be Jewish? The Holocaust and Meaningful RE

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

Red Islam   Green Christianity   Black Multifaith   Blue Judaism 

Upper Key Stage Two Long term Planning for RE