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Religious Education

At Hayfield Lane, our RE aim is that through equiry-based questions, we’ll engage children’s critical thinking and develop their knowledge, understanding and empathy of people from other religions and beliefs.

We want our RE to provoke challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.


We want children will learn about religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions.


We want children to learn to weigh up the wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully.


We want to equip children with the knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities.


We want to develop in children a willingness for dialogue and conversation so that they can participate positively in our society, with its diverse religions and worldviews.


We want children to learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.



What makes people special?

What is Christmas?

How do people celebrate?

What is Easter?

What can we learn from stories?

Year 1

Does God want Christians to look after the world?

What gifts might Christians in my town have given Jesus if he had been born here rather than in Bethlehem?

Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?

Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?

Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?

Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?

Year 2

Is it possible to be kind to everybody all of the time?

Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?

How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?

Does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in his/her everyday life?

How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life?

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

Does going to a Mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?

What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?

Does completing Hajj make a person a better Muslim?


Year 3

Would celebrating Divali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?

Does joining a Khalsa make a person a better Sikh?

Has Christmas lost its true meaning?

Could Jesus heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?

What is ‘good’ about good Friday?

Do Sikhs think it is important to share?

What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?


Year 4

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

Is it possible for everyone to be happy?

What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?

How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?

Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?

What is the best way for a Buddhist to lead a good life?

Do people need to go to church to show they are a Christian?


Year 5

How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion?

What is the best way for a Hindu to show their commitment to God?

Is the Christmas story true?

Are Sikh stories important today?

How can Braham be everywhere and in everything?

How significant is it for Christians to believe God intended Jesus to die?

Do beliefs in Karma, Samsara and Moksha help Hindus lead good lives?

What is the best way for Christians to show commitment to God?


Year 6

What is the best way for Muslims to show commitment to God?

How significant is it that Mary was Jesus’ Mother?

Do Christmas celebrations and traditions help Christians understand who Jesus was and why he was born?

Is anything ever eternal?

Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?

Does belief in Akhirah (life after death)help Muslims lead good lives?