Stockton-on-the-Forest Primary School

Happy, Healthy, Learning for Life and Caring for All


Our RE Curriculum Intent

RE explores big questions about life, in order to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion and worldviews, and reflect on their own ideas and ways of living.


Pupils at Stockton on the Forest Primary will:

  • Know about and understand a range of religious and non-religious worldviews
  • Respectfully express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religious and non-religious worldviews
  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religious and non-religious views.



We follow the City of York Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2021-2026).

Units are based around three strands of Believing, Expressing, Living. Teachers in EYFS and KS1 plan for systematic studies of religions so a thematic approach can be used as pupils continue through KS2 and prior knowledge can be drawn upon to make comparisons between faiths and non-religious worldviews.


All staff use high-quality teaching and make use of explicit instruction, cognitive and metacognitive strategies, scaffolding, flexible grouping and technology to ensure a supportive environment for all pupils, without exception.


Pupils are given opportunities to articulate ideas, with reasons, arguments, rebuttals and responses and record their thoughts in a variety of ways.


Progression Document

The following is the relevant pages from the York SACRE syllabus relating to the progression of learning in RE. Children need to reach the end of Key Stage statements at EYFS (Reception), Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6).