Kirkstall St. Stephen’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School


Year 5's peace workshop November 2018

Shannen from Bradford Peace museum came and did a workshop for year 5 about poppies,remembrance and peace. We learnt about the different coloured poppies. The purple poppies are to remember the animals who were used in the war. We made poppies and designed our own symbols of peace. This is part of our wider topic in RE - what can we learn about peace from WW1.

Kirkstall St Stephen’s C of E Primary School

RE Curriculum Whole School Overview

Based on Leeds Diocesan Guidelines


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



Why is God important?

Christmas and why do we perform nativity play?

Being special: where do we belong?

Easter and why is there a cross in the Easter garden?

Which stories are special and why?

Which stories are special and why?

Year 1

Why should we be thankful?

What can we learn about God through stories?

What happened in Jesus’ life?

What happens at Easter? (New life)

What are special books (Bible, Torah and Qur’an)?

What do Christians believe God is like?

Year 2

Who am I? What does it mean to belong?

Who are God’s messengers? Why does Christmas matter?

Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

What is the good news that Jesus brings?

What makes some places sacred to believers?

Who made the world? Exploring Christian ideas about God through creation

Year 3

What are the deeper meanings of festivals?

How are the Christmas journeys important?

What does it mean to be a Sikh?

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday?

Why do people go on pilgrimages?

Big Questions about money


Year 4

What happens in church? (including worldwide church)

What happens in Advent?

What’s special about the Bible? (Use Big frieze – give the big picture)

What is important about the life and work of Jesus?

What is the Trinity?

Big questions about money

Year 5

What kind of world did Jesus want?

(preparation for harvest service)

What can we learn from WW1?

What can we learn about Jesus through the REsearchers approach? (What kind of king is Jesus?)

What did Jesus do to save human beings?

What is the Trinity?

What does it mean for a Muslim to follow God?

Year 6

What would Jesus do?

Was Jesus the Messiah? (incarnation)

What will make our city a more respectful place?

Was Jesus the Messiah? What difference does the resurrection make?

What are my big questions? Research project of own choosing to use RE skills.

Why do some people believe in God and some don’t? Also reflecting on their experiences in a C of E school


RE Overview 2017-18

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.