Religious Studies

We teach the six major world religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, plus Humanism. One religion is taught as a block each term.  The specific days are chosen by the RE co-ordinator to coincide with relevant festivals.  In addition to this, religious content is included in assemblies such as Harvest, Eid, Diwali and Christmas.

Our syllabus suggests 45 hours per year of Religious Education (KS2) and 35 hours per year (KS1).  Block teaching provides approximately 35 hours.  The shortfall will be covered during religious content in assemblies.  

  Year 1 of Cycle 
(2015 - 2016)
Year 2 of Cycle 
(2016 - 2017)
Year 3 of Cycle 
(2017 - 2018)
Autumn  Christianity Islam Sikhism
Spring Buddhism Christianity Judaism
Summer  Islam Humanism Hinduism

Block teaching in Years 1 - 6 and provides whole-school learning opportunities. Early Years include aspects of the religion in their daily activities during this time.  Whenever possible, we also arrange for classes to visit relevant sites and for visitors to come in to school during these special RE days.