Religious Education at Eliot Bank

At Eliot Bank our families, staff and pupils are linked to many parts of the world and come from a wide range of faith groups. We aim to celebrate this diversity and offer a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our pupils and families. We believe that Religious Education (R.E.) provides an opportunity to celebrate and foster awareness of these differences at Eliot Bank and in the wider world.

At Eliot Bank Primary School we value R.E. because it promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society as they learn about religion, and also learn from religion. It also prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

R.E. at Eliot Bank allows pupils to:

  • acquire knowledge and understanding of religion and develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about Christianity and the other principal religions represented in the UK.
  • develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
  • enhance their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development.
  • develop a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own, and towards living in a society of diverse religions.
  • have the opportunity to visit and experience a range of local places of worship over the course of their time at Eliot Bank.

Catherine Olivier, Humanities Team Leader

Religious Education Overview by Year Group

Use the links below to find out more about the topics the children learn in each year group.

Year 1

Autumn 1 Natural World
Autumn 2 Christianity 1 : The Bible and Christmas
Christmas The Story of Christmas
Spring 1 Sikhism 1: Sikh Beliefs
Spring 2 Sikhism 2: Sikh Teaching and Life
Easter Symbols and Food
Summer 1 Christianity 2: A Local Church
Summer 2 Sharing Food

Year 2

Autumn 1 Christianity 3: The Life and Teachings of Jesus
Autumn 2 Hinduism 1: Worshipping God at Diwali
Christmas Symbols of Christmas
Spring 1 Hinduism 2: Hindu Belief and Home
Spring 2 Christianity 4: Easter and Symbols
Easter Symbols in Church and Actions
Summer 1 Right and Wrong
Summer 2 Who am I? - Belonging

Year 3

Autumn 1 Christianity 5: The Bible - New Testament
Autumn 2 Christianity: Peace
Christmas Christmas In Other Countries
Spring 1 Islam 1: Prophet Muhammad
Spring 2 Islam 2: Five Pillars, Living a Muslim Life
Easter Through The Eyes of Others in the Easter Story
Summer 1 Hinduism 3: God and Beliefs
Summer 2 Hinduism 4: Pilgrimage

Year 4

Autumn 1 Judaism 1: Shabbat
Autumn 2 Judaism 2: Sukkot / Passover
Christmas The Christmas Calendar: Advent and Epiphany
Spring 1 Buddhism 1: The Buddha
Spring 2 Buddhism 2: Living as Buddhists
Easter The Easter Calendar: Holy Week and Easter
Summer 1 Christianity 6: Local Christian Places of Worship
Summer 2 Christianity 7: Celebrations

Year 5

Autumn 1 Judaism 3: Abraham
Autumn 2 Judaism 4: Prayer and Worship of God, Shema and Synagogue
Christmas The Commercialisation of Christmas
Spring 1 Christianity 8: Jesus, Human and Devine Christianity
Spring 2 Christianity 9: Leading a Christian Life
Easter Human and Divine in Easter Story
Summer 1 Sikhism 3: The Gurdwara and the Guru Granth Sahib
Summer 2 Sikhism 4: Belonging to the Sikh Community

Year 6

Autumn 1 Islam 3: Ramadan and Id ul Fitr
Autumn 2 Islam 4: Hajj and Id al Adha
Christmas Christmas and Nativity Art and Other Media
Spring 1 Faith and Belief in Lewisham
Spring 2 Journey of Life and Death
Easter Easter in Orthodox Tradition
Summer 1 Buddhism 3: Following the Buddha’s Teachings
Summer 2 Buddhism 4: The Buddhist Community Worldwide

Religious Education Policy