At Beech Hill Primary School, we believe that it is important for our pupils to learn and explore faiths and beliefs so that they understand the world around them. We provide them with opportunities to develop critical and reflective skills to support them in discovering their own journey of purpose and meaning.

Throughout school we follow the Agreed Syllabus for Religion and Worldviews in Kirklees, Leeds and Calderdale. Our RE curriculum is designed to address the lack of knowledge and understanding of diversity in our local community and we strongly believe that it has the potential to contribute towards the community cohesion in our local area and, ultimately, shape the society for a better future. We want our children to appreciate diversity so that they can respect communities beyond their own.

Our whole school RE overview is based on key questions and pupils are taught to critically think about answers and solutions which enhances their understanding of the world as well as cultivating mutual respect and tolerance for others. There is clear progression from EYFS to year 6 so that when pupils leave Beech Hill they have a breadth of knowledge on religious education preparing them for life in the real world.

Child-friendly Must Knows appropriate to each unit, ensure the children have a breadth of religious and cultural understanding. RE is taught twice throughout each half term, with both Friday mornings dedicated solely to RE.

RE Policy

RE Progression

RE 2023-2024 Long Term Plan

RE Photo PPT

RE Must Knows

Below, are a selection of the Must Knows that we provide for each year group. These Must Knows are designed to be used at home by parents as part of homework and revision, in school to supplement work in lessons and to recap previous learning. We want every pupil to be able to recall the facts given on the sheet and to understand the vocabulary and also to research further into the information provided. These are carefully structured so that knowledge and vocabulary are sequenced and built upon over time. We are confident that these Must Knows will help our children to develop and retain key knowledge on a wide range of topics and will significantly improve their vocabulary

Sample Must Knows

Unit 1.2
Unit 2.3
Unit 5.1