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Religious Education (RE)

Religious Education (RE) is the exploration of the traditions, beliefs, values and practices of the different faiths practiced within our community.

Tolerant, Inquisitive and Accepting

Southville Primary School reflects the diversity of our local community in Hounslow, and as a result our children come from a wide range of cultural and religious background. We aspire to create a tolerant, inquisitive and accepting community where everyone is respected.

Dynamic, Interactive and Vibrant

To ensure that students remain engaged, the curriculum includes trips to local places of worship, talks from faith leaders from the local community, demonstrations of religious practice and sharing real-life experiences among classmates.

  • Nursery

    In nursery, pupils will look at a small selection of religious celebrations and learn about what they are - Christmas, Chinese New Year, Easter and Eid are looked at.

  • Reception

    In reception, pupils continue to learn about religious celebrations, look at their own families and what they celebrate, and similarities and differences between different faith groups.

  • Year 1

    In year 1, pupils look into different religious versions of the creation story, at holy books and further solidifying information about different religious celebrations.

  • Year 2

    In year 2, pupils look at the roles of religious leaders/teachers, religious figures such as Buddha, and how Christians mark important moments in life.

  • Year 3

    In year 3, pupils look at religious symbols and signs, look at how Diwali is celebrated, and how Muslims mark important moments in life.

  • Year 4

    Year 4 pupils look at how Sikhs mark important moments in life, how Buddhist festivals tell us about the importat aspects of being a  Buddhist and a wider look at why belonging and identity is important.

  • Year 5

    In year 5, pupils spend more time understanding different religions, and then spend time understanding how faith looks like in our local community.

  • Year 6

    Year 6 pupils spend some time looking at how faith is expressed through artistic mediums, and about what happens when someone dies from the perspective of different religions.

Widening Horizons

Southville Primary School's curriculum is planned using the Widening Horizons guidelines, and has been mapped out to ensure that coverage of the six major faiths in the UK (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism) is comprehensive and well-informed.

Exploration and Understanding

Throughout their time at Southville, pupils will be able to respectfully explore and understand a range of religious faiths, looking into:

  • Values and core beliefs
  • Traditional stories and tales
  • Key figures; rites of passage
  • Holy books
  • Buildings of worship
  • Festivals and holy days
  • Symbolism and objects
  • Community and social action.

Want to know more?

If you're interested in further information about Southville's RE provisions, our full curriculum statement is below with further details.

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