GLF Schools

Religious Education

Through an engage, enquire & explore, evaluate and express model approach to RE learning at Springfield, pupils deepen their understanding in RE, make secure connections and utilize higher level thinking skills.  Following this approach enables Springfield children to reconsider and extend their initial thinking about the subject of RE. They can begin to see new levels of possibility as it allows pupils to use their creativity, imagination and critical-thinking within the RE agreed syllabus.



Autumn 1

Autumn 2


Spring 1


Spring 2


Summer 1

Summer 2


Year 1

What do Christians believe God is like?




Why is Christmas important to Christians?

Who is Jesus?


Why did Jesus tell parables?



What do eggs have to do with Easter?

What is the Torah, and why is it important to Jews?


Why do Jewish families celebrate Shabbat?


Why should we look after our world?

Year 2

Why is the Bible an important book for Christians?



What does the Christmas story tell Christians about Jesus?

Why is ‘Church’ important to Christians?


Why do Christians call Jesus ‘Saviour’?



Why is Easter important to Christians?

Is prayer important to everyone?


Who is Allah, and how do Muslims worship him?


What is important to Muslim families?

Year 3

How does the Bible reveal God’s rescue plan?



Why are presents given at Christmas – and what might Jesus think?

What are important times for Jews?


How did Jesus change lives?



What happened – and what matters most to Christians?

How did the

Church begin?






Why do Christians share communion?


Year 4

How can a synagogue help us understand the Jewish faith?




What do Christians believe about God?


 How can artists help us understand Christmas?

Why is praying important for Christians?




How does Lent help Christians prepare for Easter?

Is Christian worship the same all around the world?



What do Sikhs value?

Year 5

What is the ‘golden rule’? – and are they all the same?


Who did Jesus say ‘I AM’?





Why is light an important sign at Christmas?


How did Jesus’ teaching challenge people?



How do Christians know what happened at Easter?

How can a mosque help us to understand the Muslim faith?


How do the pillars of Islam help Muslims live a good life?

Year 6

What helps Hindus to worship?


The Trinity: How is God three-and yet One?





What do the Gospels say about the birth of Jesus-and why is it ‘good news’?

Adam, Eve, Christmas, Easter: what are the connections?


Did Jesus have to die?

What is the ‘Buddhist way of life’?



How can churches help us to understand Christian belief?



The impact of the RE curriculum is monitored and reviewed through:  reviewing lesson plans, pupil feedback, learning walks and curriculum review.