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Kirklees Religious Education Syllabus

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. Here are the topics that are covered over the year:


Where do we live and who lives there?

How do Christians celebrate at 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?

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

Why do we care?

How do we celebrate special occasions?

Year 2

How do people pray?

How do Christians and Muslims celebrate new life?

How can we make good choices?

How can we work together to take care of our planet?

Year 3

How are beliefs expressed through arts?

What do creation stories tell us about our world?

What does it mean to be a Jew?

What do Christians believe about a good life?

Year 4

What faiths make up our community and how can we ensure that everyone belongs?

Who can inspire us?

How are important events remembered in ceremonies?

What words of wisdom can guide us?

Year 5

Why are some places and journeys special?

What do Muslims believe about a good life?

Should we forgive others?

What matters most to believers?

Year 6

What does it mean to be a Sikh?

Can charity change the world?

What is compassion?

What is important to Christians?

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