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Horizon Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.

company number 08411590

registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Gillshill Primary


Agreed syllabus

We use the Hull and East Riding Agreed Syllabus to plan and teach our R.E lessons. Through this programme, children have the opportunity to learn about: different religions including key beliefs, places of worship, key symbols and key stories. The children are given time to talk and share their own beliefs as well as being taught to respectfully listen to other beliefs.

RE Long Term Plan 

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1

Looking at me, Looking at you

What makes us special?

Caring for the world

How can you keep the world special?

Worship and festivals

What happens in a place of worship?

Year 2


What does it mean to belong?


How do people demonstrate beliefs?


What are the big questions?

Year 3


What makes a place sacred?


Why remember?  

Faith Founders

Who are the faith founders and what did they teach?

Year 4

Belief in the community

What does it mean to belong to a faith?

Our World

What do religions teach about caring for our world?

Saints and Heroes

What makes a hero?

Year 5

Expressions of Faith

How do people express their faith?

Faith in Action

What inspires people to follow faith and to what cost?


Why do people of faith make a pilgrimage?

Year 6

Living a faith

What gives a sense of identity and belonging?

Hopes and Visions

What is life about?

Justice and Freedom

Is it fair?


As well as following the Hull and East Riding Syllabus, the children engage in thematic days and celebrations. These include Chinese New Year, Harvest Festivals, Shrove Tuesday and Remembrance Day. Within R.E lessons, links are made to other subject areas such as Art and Music.

The children visit local places of worship throughout their journey at Gillshill. Visitors are welcomed to support and engage children in religious studies in order to develop their understanding and respect for different faiths within the local area.

Collective worship is part of our assemblies. Children learn a variety of hymns and listen to a prayer.

In KS1, the children learn about Christianity and Hinduism and in KS2 they study Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Other world religions may be taught when appropriate within the curriculum.


RE Documents:

RE Intent, Implementation and Impact Statements

RE Progression of Skills

RE Policy Sept 2020