RE & Collective Worship


RE & Collective Worship

RE is taught following the Leicestershire Locally Agreed Syllabus. The units, which are all based around a question, come from the syllabus and have been planned to ensure they cover all of the key themes set out in the syllabus. RE is taught in 3 two-week blocks spread out across the year and is taught in the afternoons. There is an additional week which focuses on Christmas.


Each year group should aim to go to at least one religious building or have a visit from a religious leader.


Key Themes


·         Believing

·         Belonging

·         Celebrations

·         Leaders and teachers

·         Myself

·         Story

·         Symbol

·         Beliefs and Questions

·         Beliefs in action in the world

·         Inspirational people

·         Journey of life and death

·         Religion and the individual

·         Religion family and community

·         Symbols and religious expression

·         Teaching and authority


Units Overview


Year 1 Year 2
·         Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

·         What can stories teach us about life?

·         Who is a Sikh and what do they believe?

·         Where do I belong? What do I believe?

·         Who celebrates what and why?

·         What can we learn about what is special for Muslims?

Year 3 Year 4
·         How does a Christian follow Jesus?

·         Who inspires me?

·         How did the world come into being and why should we care about it?

·         What does it mean to be a Sikh?

·         Who is my neighbour?

·         What is so special about marriage?


Year 5 Year 6
·         What does it mean to be a Hindu?

·         What happens when we die?

·         What are the deeper meanings of our celebrations?

·         What does it mean to be a Muslim?

·         What will make out city a more respectful place?

·         Can religion help to build a fair world and make poverty history?


Religious Celebrations

At Northfield, we celebrate the following festivals:


  • Harvest
  • Diwali
  • Christmas
  • Chinese New Year
  • Easter
  • Vaisakhi
  • Eid


Each year group learns about the festivals and their importance. They also either make something to do with the festival, write something about the festival or learn a song about the festival and share this in a whole school celebration assembly.

Collective Worship

Collective Worship happens in classrooms from 3:00 – 3:15 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The focus of collective worship sessions could include:


  • Religious Stories
  • Singing
  • Big Questions
  • World Events
  • Reflections






















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