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Religious Education




Autumn 1

Autumn 2


Spring 1

Spring 2


Summer 1

Summer 2


Marvellous Me

Special People

On the Move/Christmas


Was Jesus a special baby?


Here come the Aliens/ Celebrations



Easter World


Was the garden a special place for Jesus?

Creature Features

Story Time

Commotion in the Ocean

Special Places


Who is Jesus?

Representations of God. Stories from Jesus’ life

The Grace

Concept: Gospel

Feeling Festive

Jesus as a Friend

Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?

Concept: Gospel



Why was Jesus welcomed like a King on Palm Sunday?

Concept: Salvation


–special places, clothes , books,


Why is Shabbat important to Jews?


Does celebrating Chanukah make Jewish children feel close to God? Concept: Salvation

Christmas What gift would I have given to Jesus?

Concept: Incarnation


What a wonderful world!

Does God want Christians to look after the World? (From Yr 1 Discovery planning)

Genesis 1

Powerpoints – what we can do.

St Francis of Assisi

Concept: One Creator God


Why did God give Jesus to the World?

Concept: Incarnation



Faith into action

Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?

Concept: Gospel


Is it true that Jesus came back to life again?

Concept: Salvation

Special places

-our church and school

Links between St Nicholas and our school.

Does going to a place of worship give people of faith a sense of belonging?

(Use Muslim unit from Discovery but focus on Christians not just Muslims.)

Concept: Creation & Fall


Prayer and Worship

Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?

(use DISCOVERY Year 4 Summer 2)

Concept: Loving relationship with God



Has Christmas lost its true meaning?

Concept: Incarnation


Does God hear prayers?

Why might Christians pray?

The Lord’s Prayer

Concept: Loving relationship with God



Forgiveness & What is ‘good’ about Good Friday?

Concept: Salvation

How would visiting the River Ganges feel special to a non-Hindu or a Hindu from England? (lead)




Jesus the storyteller and healer – parables and miracles - Discrete

Could Jesus really heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?


(Use DISCOVERY year 3 Spring 1)

Concept: Salvation


What is the most significant part of the Christmas story for Christians today?

Concept: Incarnation



Judaism (lead)

How special is the Jews’ relationship with God?

What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?

Concept: Relationship with God



Is forgiveness always possible?


Concept: Salvation

Christianity in Action


-heroes, inspirational characters, charities


David Psalm 23 (the Lord is my Shepherd)


Concept: Incarnation



Judaism – Tomb Raiders

Moses and Passover

How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them?


(Use DISCOVERY year 4 Spring 1)

Moses – the 10 commandments

Exodus 20 verses 1-17

Concept: Covenant




 DISCOVERY Is the Christmas story true?

Concept: Incarnation



What makes a good Muslim?


(Use DISCOVERY year 6 Autumn 1 and Summer 1 & 2)

Concept: Akhirah



Did God intend Jesus to be crucified and if so, was Jesus aware of this?

Concept: Salvation



Beliefs and meaning

Do Christians believe anything is eternal?


(Use DISCOVERY Year 6 Spring 1)

The Structure of the Eucharist


Concept: Incarnation



A Path to Peace -

Hinduism, Christians and us.

Should Hindu children be given a day off for Diwali? 

Lead subject for project.

  • Ethics
  • Karma
  • Dharma
  • Gods


(Use DISCOVERY Year 5 Autumn 1, Spring 1 and Summer 1)


Why did God choose Mary to be Jesus’ mother

Concept: Incarnation

Polishing Halos

What makes a Saint?

Lead subject for project

  • Peter
  • Paul
  • Stephen
  • Katharine
  • Max Kolbe

The Apostle’s Creed (Baptism?)


(Use DISCOVERY year 5 summer 2)

Concept: Gospel



Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?


Concepts: Salvation & Gospel

One More Step Along the World We Go.


Christian expression of belief


The theme for this project is based on the Diocese choice for the Year Six service at the Priory e.g. Salt and Light / Making a Difference