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Religious Education – Year 5


Download our Year 5 Religious Education curriculum here.

Knowledge and Understanding



Learning about religion (AT1)

  • I can describe the key aspects of religions, especially the people, stories and traditions that influence the beliefs and values of others.
  • I can investigate the significance of religion in the local, national and global communities.
  • I can consider the meaning of a range of forms of religious expression, and understand why they are important in religion.
  • I can describe and begin to understand religious or other responses to ultimate and ethical questions.

Learning from religion (AT2)

  • I can reflect on what it means to belong to a faith community.
  • I can reflect on sources of inspiration in my own and others’ lives.
  • I can reflect on ideas of right and wrong and my own and others’ responses to them.
Learning about religion (AT1)

  • I can use specialist vocabulary in communicating my knowledge and understanding.
  • I can use and interpret information about religions from a range of sources.
Learning about religion (AT1)

  • I can, in talk, begin to describe the similarities and differences between religions.

Learning from religion (AT2)

  • I can reflect on what it means to belong to a faith community, communicating their own and others’ responses.
  • I can discuss my own and others’ views of religious truth and belief, expressing my own ideas.
  • I can recognise and explain how commitment to a religion is shown in a variety of ways.


Problem Solving

I can ask and respond imaginatively to puzzling, relevant questions.


ICT Links


  • I can use iPads to research religions
  • Church visit in local community

Reviewed July 2014 SP, ND, Subject Leader
Reviewed by CN/CA Summer 2012 – Key questions need adding please


Autumn Focus

Spring Focus

Summer Focus

Why is the Buddha important for Buddhists?
How do Buddhist beliefs affect the way Buddhists live their lives?
Why is the birth of Jesus important to Christians?
Why do people travel to sacred places?

What happened at the Last Supper?

What do Christians believe about God?
Why and how do Christians celebrate Pentecost?
How do Christian groups differ in their expression of faith?

Reviewed by ND, Subject Leader – Summer 2012

  • "I like using innovative technology to engage and enhance the children's learning experiences and build resilience."  

    Miss Herlingshaw, Year 5
  • "I like working with the upper key stage 2 team to develop the children's thirst for life-long learning in preparation for secondary school and beyond."  

    Mrs Greenmon, Year 5
  • "I like promoting links with and developing the children's awareness of the local area through our ironstone mining topic."  

    Miss Alderson, Year 5
  • "Music is unbelievable! Performing all over the UK, broadcasting on the radio, singing with a 60 piece orchestra are just a touch of what we do at Normanby! Music has helped me grow in confidence."  

    Lily Booth, Year 5
  • "In Year 5, we have lots of opportunitie to participate in exciting sporting activities. I've enhance by biking expertise with 'Bikeability' by learning how to take my hands off the handle bars, signal traffic behind me without falling off and learning how to be more aware of the road around me." 

    Adam Harvey - Year 5
  • "Y5 artwork is phenomenal because we got to use a range of different art materials and study lots of different artists."  

    Konnie, Year 5
  • "Being a new pupil in Normanby is so cool, especially in Year 5 because we have awesome teachers and interesting research topics which make us want to learn even more!"  

    Harry, Year 5
  • "In Year 5, we have lots of fun using our iPads like a second brain to help us learn."  

    Mille, Year 5.


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