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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

RE Curriculum Coverage and Progression

RE Curriculum


Themes studied throughout West Denton Primary School:


Faith Communities; Festivals and Celebrations; Sacred Writings; Religious Teachers; Beliefs and Practice; Talking about God; World Faiths.


Units of Work


Early Years:

  • The Importance of Belonging
  • Harvest Festivals
  • Friends of Jesus


Key Stage 1 (Phase 1):

  • Expressions of Belonging
  • Christmas and Hanukkah
  • Easter
  • Introduction to the Bible through Characters and Stories
  • Teaching through Stories
  • Christian Beliefs and Practice
  • Ideas about God in Christianity and Judaism
  • Judaism: Torah and Shabbat
  • Judaism: Beliefs and Practice


Lower Key Stage 2 (Phase 2):

  • Expressions of Identity

           a)      Meanings within Christmas and Diwali
           b)      Meanings within Easter

  • Contents and Significance of the Bible
  • The Person of Jesus
  • Religions in the Local Community
  • The Meaning of Signs and Symbols in Religion
  • Hinduism: God and Worship in the Home
  • Hinduism: Beliefs and Practice


Upper Key Stage 2 (Phase 3):

  • Places of Worship
  • The Importance of Worship
  • Origins and Composition of the Bible
  • People’s Perspectives and Impressions of Jesus
  • The Influence of Faith on Believers
  • God as Spirit
  • Islam: Muhammad
  • Islam: The Qur’an
  • Islam: The Five Pillars
  • Islam: The Role of the Mosque