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Subject Leader - Miss B Hopkins



Please click here to see our Curriculum Intent statement

Religious Education is taught at Marston Green Infant Academy using the Discovery RE scheme of work which is an enquiry approach to Religious Education. Our aim is to develop a knowledge about and an understanding of the predominant faiths within the United Kingdom.



As a school we intend that Religious Education will:

  • Adopt an enquiry-based approach
  • Provoke challenging questions
  • Encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs (religious or non-religious)
  • Enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging
  • Teach pupils to develop their respect for others
  • Prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities 
  • Develop a sense of awe, wonder and mystery
  • Nurture children's own spiritual development



Discovery RE provides an enquiry based question for each half term for each year group and has Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development opportunities as well British Values which can lead to tolerance and respect for others and their beliefs. There is also the opportunity for Speaking and Listening skills to be developed through discussions and debates. To help children engage with the process of enquiry, each class has an owl. You will notice that the number of feathers on their chest denotes the year group. We really enjoy using the owls and use them as a talking tool.





Foundation Stage

  Discovery RE Enquiry Religions Studied
Autumn 1 What makes people special? Christianity, Judaism
Autumn 2 What is Christmas? Christianity
Spring 1

How do people celebrate?

Spring 2 What is Easter? Christianity
Summer 1 What can we learn from stories? Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism
Summer 2 What makes people special? Christianity, Islam, Judaism



Year 1


  Discovery RE Enquiry Religions Studied
Autumn 1 Does God want Christians to look after the World? Christianity
Autumn 2 What gifts might Christians in my town have given Jesus if he had been born here instead of Bethlehem? Christianity
Spring 1 Is Shabbat important to Jewish children? Judaism
Spring 2

Why was it Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity on Palm Sunday?

What did Jesus teach us about being kind?

Summer 1 Does celebrating Chanukah make Jewish children feel close to God? Judaism
Summer 2 Does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in his/her everyday life? Islam



Year 2


  Discovery Re Enquiry Religions Studies
Autumn 1 Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time? Christianity
Autumn 2 Why did God give Jesus to the world? Christianity
Spring 1

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

Does completing Hajj make a person a better Muslim?

Spring 2

What happened when Jesus went  into Jerusalem? 

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

Summer 1

Do Sikhs think it is easy to share?

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

Summer 2

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

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?



Marston Green Infant Academy has strong links with St Leonard's Church, which includes half termly assemblies in school, educational visits from year groups to Church as well as Academy visits for important Christian celebrations such as Christmas and Easter.




Please click here to view our RE Policy