At Halton Holegate C of E Primary School, we follow a three-year cycle in EYFS/ KS1 and a 2-year cycle in LKS2 and UKS2. This has been created with the support of the Diocese of Lincoln ensuring we offer a broad rich curriculum, allowing pupils to explore religions, community and their own personal development and ideas.

Our aim is to provide all children with the knowledge and skills to understand, investigate and respond to world religions and views. This will enable personal growth, allow them to flourish and reflect on the wider global community whilst developing positive attitudes and values, therefore becoming valuable global citizens.



In EYFS we explore different aspects of RE when developing our ‘Understanding of the World’ knowledge. We believe that it is important for children to have opportunities to discuss their own personal beliefs and traditions freely ready to explore other religions and beliefs later on. These discussions not only support their RE-based understanding but allows for development in other areas such as communication and language, socialisation and sense of self. Children are taught about different cultures and religions and the traditions with them, beginning to make comparisons to their own experiences.


Lower Key Stage 2

Pupils continue to explore how religion and belief plays an important part in some communities and people’s lives. We allow them to explore and ask questions about similarities and differences with no set answers.

They will understand what belonging to a religion might look like and expand their knowledge of world religions and their key festivals and celebrations.

We will explore how religious and non-religious people have impacted on communities, local and global, and recognise that their own experiences influence actions, attitudes and beliefs.


Upper Key Stage 2

Pupils will continue to investigate world religions and how they impact on people’s behaviour and actions. They will explore and discuss different viewpoints and tricky concepts which have religious and non-religious explanations in a sensitive way.

They will continue to recognise how some teachings and beliefs are shared between religions. They will recognise how lifestyles are associated with religious and religious communities and how they relate to each other. They will explore the expression of belief in art and how to express belief or non-belief with respect and tolerance for others.