Year 1 - In RE, children focus on Christianity and Judaism. In the Autumn term children learn about the creation story and the Christmas story. In Spring, they explore ideas of friendship and consider ‘Jesus as a friend’, as well as learning about Easter and Palm Sunday. In the Summer children learn about Shabbat and Chanukah.
Year 2 - Children focus on two religions during their time in Year 2; these are Islam and Christianity. They learn about the teachings of Jesus, Christmas, Easter, different types of prayer, belonging and Hajj.
Year 3 - In Class 3 the children have the opportunity to explore a range of religions including Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam. They will look at celebrations and traditions that take place in these religions.
Year 4 - Year 4 learn about Christianity and Judaism over the course of the year. We will be considering:
How special is the relationship Jews have with God?
What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?
How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?
Is forgiveness always possible?
What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?
Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?
Year 5 - In RE, Year 5 learn about Hinduism and Christianity. They consider:
What is the best way for a Hindu to show commitment to God?
Is the Christmas Story true?
How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?
Did God intend Jesus to be crucified?
Do beliefs in Karma, Samsara and Moksha help Hindus lead good lives?
What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God?
Year 6 - In RE, the major religions of Christianity and Islam are explored, enabling the children to compare how key beliefs and commitment are expressed by people of different faith.