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The school follows the Camden agreed syllabus for Religious Education. The religions studied include Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism and Sikhism. We seek to promote tolerance and understanding of the beliefs of others.

Religious education makes a distinctive contribution to the school’s curriculum by developing pupils' knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and by examining their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.

Religious Education also gives pupils an opportunity to consider a range of questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values, attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life.

Teaching Methods

Teachers use a variety of creative approaches to teaching R.E. to enhance the children's understanding and enjoyment of the subject. Such approaches include: role play and drama, which encourage children to think about other people’s perspectives; mind maps, art, making comic strips and cooking!

Year 3 acted out parts of the Islamic creation story
Year 6 made these prayer mats

These Easter boxes were made by Year 4 as part of their work on how Christians celebrate Easter
A Year 6 collage of a picture of the Madonna and Child


We also visit places of worship. We find that these visits are memorable and enjoyable experiences for our children. One child said "Our trip to the temple helped me to have a better idea of Sikhism. We got to see lots of the things Sikhs do regularly. Plus the food was amazing!"
Year 2 at St Martin 's church listening to the vicar
Year 2 at the Belsize Synagogue learning about the Torah

Year 4 visited a local synagogue
Year 5 visited a Buddhist temple
Year 6 visited St. Martin's Church
Year 6 visited Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, when they studied Sikhism