Main Street, Beeford, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 8AY

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Beeford Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Religious Education

 Our Subject lead for RE is North Frodingham Year 5/6 Teacher Mrs Robinson.

As we are federated with North Frodingham Primary School some subjects share a subject lead between both schools. 

 Within the framework of the law and the Agreed Syllabus, the aims in RE at Beeford CE (VC) Primary school are for pupils to:


-acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in the United Kingdom;

-develop an understanding of the influence of religious and non-religious worldviews, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures, locally, nationally and globally;

-develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues, with reference to the teachings and diversity within the religious and non-religious worldviews represented in the United Kingdom;

-know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs using an approach that critically engages with biblical text.

-gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews being studied.

-engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience.

-recognise the concept of religion and its continuing influence on Britain’s cultural heritage and in the lives of individuals and societies in different times, cultures and places.


At both Beeford and North Frodingham Primary schools we believe that our children are entitled to develop a deep understanding of Christianity, alongside building respect for other world faiths and a broad range of world views.

Therefore, our RE curriculum is fundamental to our vision BELONG; ‘How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in Unity’.  Psalm 133.1

The children learn about a range of religions through exploring key biblical texts, stories and celebration of festivals.

Our curriculum also explores the values and traditions of communities with a wide breadth of different worldviews that are represented in the United Kingdom. Our aim is to provide children with a moral compass to navigate in an ever-changing world.

We provide the children with the tools necessary to explore their own spirituality and enable them to engage with challenging questions that develop their understanding of human existence.


RE lessons are planned using the 2022 East Riding of Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus which allows for continuity and progression throughout the school.

Following the agreed syllabus statutory guidelines, a progression document detailing ‘knowledge and understanding’ and ‘reflect and response’ is used to ensure children are building upon previous learning and experiences.

Class books are used to evidence discussion, exploration and progression; whilst individual books document individual learning and understanding.

RE is taught using a variety of strategies such as drama, art, thinking skills, speaking and listening, ICT and other active methods.

Key festivals are celebrated within the wider community alongside St Leonard’s and St Elgin’s Church. 


Through our RE curriculum, children will be able to explore diversity and investigate the mysteries of God’s world according to Christians and across a range of other religions. They will also be able to explore the wide variety of different worldviews and investigate their own feelings as a result of these investigations.

Children will build their own spiritual and moral development and will feel confident to ask and explore questions they may have.

Outcomes for each child are recorded at the end of a unit of work with 3 core concepts – Theology, Philosophy and Social Sciences and these are regularly revisited throughout the year and analysed for next steps.

RE Progression