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Religious Education at Park Road School

Religious Education is a compulsory subject and forms part of the national curriculum. At Park Road Junior Infant and Nursery School, we aim to develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the major religions of the world. We help our children to learn from religions as well as about religions. Furthermore, children will reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We aim to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of all pupils. RE enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. We organise visits to local places of worship and invite representatives of local religious groups to come into school and talk to the children e.g. a local priest before Christmas and Easter. Local Imam during Ramadan. Pupils develop their sense of identity and belonging, preparing them for life as citizens in a multicultural society.

All materials are handled very sensitively and with respect - resources in school include books, pictures, artefacts, posters. All children irrespective of background, race, gender and capability have equal access to the RE curriculum.

The school follows the Local Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Kirklees and Calderdale.

Early Years

Where do we live and who lives there?

How do Christians celebrate Christmas?

What makes a good helper?

What can we see in our wonderful world?

Who and what are special to us?

Year 1

Which books and stories are special?

How do we celebrate special events?

What does it mean to belong to a church or a mosque?

How and why do we care for others?

Who brought messages about God and what did they say?

Year 2

How is new life welcomed?

How can we make good choices?

How and why do people pray?

How can we look after the planet?

What did Jesus teach and how did he live?

Year 3 

How do Jews remember God’s covenant with Abraham and Moses?

What is Spirituality and how do people experience this?

What do Christians believe about a good life?

What do the creation stories tell us?

Additional unit: Who can inspire us?

Year 5

Why are some journeys and places special?

What values are shown in codes for living?

Should we forgive others?

What do Christians believe about the old and new covenants?



Year 4

How are important events remembered?

What faiths are shared in our country?

How do the Five Pillars guide Muslims?

Why are Gurus at the heart of Sikh belief and practice?


Year 6

How do Sikhs show commitment?

What do Christians believe about Jesus’ death and resurrection?

How does growing up bring responsibilities?

How do Jews remember the Kings and Prophets in worship and life?

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