Religious Education (RE) Curriculum

RE Leader: Mr A. Jarvis


Religious Education Intent Statement

St Mark’s CE Primary School is committed to providing a well-planned Religious Education curriculum, from EYFS through to Year 6. The teaching of Religious Education aims to awaken, develop and deepen pupil’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them, including religious and non-religious beliefs. Our pupils will learn about the beliefs that different people and cultures have around the world and understand that their world-view is one of many. Learning about different religions provides pupils with the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and find meaning in things they may not have been able to understand previously. Pupils will be given opportunity to reflect on their own experiences, relating this to their learning. Religious Education promotes and encourages our pupils to have respect and tolerance for others and develop a sense of awe and wonder for the wider world they live in

At St. Mark’s, we follow the Stoke Agreed Religious Education syllabus, which covers Christianity, Islam, Judaism, the Hindu faith and Humanism. Our curriculum is also supplemented by the ‘Understanding Christianity’ scheme of work, which encourages and fosters creativity, discussion, curiosity and understanding. As a Church of England Aided Primary School, we ensure that at least 50% of the Religious Education Curriculum is dedicated to the teaching of Christianity.

Our desire is to create knowledgeable and respectful citizens, who demonstrate equality and spirituality as evidenced by our school bible quote: ‘Let all that you do be done with love’ (1 Corinthians 16:14) – a declaration we feel resonates through our school values and school Bible story, ‘The Good Samaritan.’

View our RE Curriculum Policy

View our RE Curriculum Map

View our RE Long Term Plan

View our RE Trips, Visits and Visitors 2023-2024


Example Knowledge Organisers
File Type Subject Date Posted
Year 1 – Autumn 2 – Why Does Christmas Matter to Christians Autumn 2023
Year 2 – Spring 2 – Why does Easter matter to Christians Autumn 2023
Year 3 – Summer 1 – When Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost Autumn 2023
Year 4 – Spring 1 – What is the Trinity and why is it important for Christians Autumn 2023
Year 5 – Autumn 2 – Why do Christians believe Jesus was the Messiah Autumn 2023
Year 6 – Spring 1 – Creation and Science. Conflicting or complimentary Autumn 2023

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