Kingsgate Primary School

Religious Education at Kingsgate Primary School

The purpose of religious education is to support children in developing their own values and principles as well as contributing to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

In Religious Education lessons at Kingsgate Primary School children learn about concepts, beliefs and practices within different religions and they engage with their own and others' cultural and life experiences.

Religious Education, which is part of the National Curriculum, is essential learning in a world where we want children to grow up tolerant and respectful of people of all faiths (or those of no faith) and to have an understanding of different cultures and religions. At Kingsgate Primary School our curriculum covers Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism.

Through a range of exciting lessons which include writing, art, drama, poetry, debate, cooking and visitors to the school, children learn about people with different beliefs, and their interpretations of the world. We believe that Religious Education enables children to understand how and why people live differently from each other and to respect their right to do so.

We have assemblies every day. Assembly is an opportunity for reflection, sharing our schools values and personal development. This is a chance to come together as a school community, to learn about different religions, key celebrations and festivals for all faiths, to reflect on important ideas and events in across the world or to celebrate achievements. As a school we have a 'determination' which, to reflect our multicultural community, means that we are exempt from the national requirement to hold a daily act of Christian Collective Worship.

RE topics
We teach the following RE topics. We teach children about all the main faith groups, but every topic has a greater focus on one faith group.

EYFS and KS1
Year Autumn Spring Summer
N   Celebrating new life
Focus religion: Christianity
Special Clothes
Focus religion: Hinduism
R Celebrating birthdays
Focus religion: Christianity
Power
Focus religion: Hinduism
Celebrations
Focus religion: Islam
1 Being thankful
Focus religion: Islam
Welcoming
Focus religion: Christianity
Remembering
Focus religion: Hinduism
2 Community
Focus religion: Sikhism
Being sad and being happy
Focus religion: Christianity
Special places
Focus religion: Islam

KS2
Year Autumn Spring Summer
3 Symbols
Focus religion: Islam
Our World
Focus religion: Buddhism
Special Books
Focus religion: Judaism
4 Symbol of light
Focus religion: Christianity
Special meals
Focus religion: Judaism
Community
Focus religion: Islam
5 Revelation
Focus religion: Islam
Sacrifice
Focus religion: Christianity
Good and bad
Focus religion: Hinduism
6 Different interpretations
Focus religion: Christianity
Identity
Focus religion: Judaism
Creation
Focus religion: Islam

Kingsgate Primary School  Kingsgate Primary School 

Kingsgate Primary Upper School     Kingsgate Road     London     NW6 4LB
Kingsgate Primary Lower School     No 1 Liddell Place     London     NW6 2DJ
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