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Paston Ridings 
Primary School

Religious Education

The School follows the Cambridgeshire Syllabus for Religious Education and pupils explore the beliefs of other world faiths and compare and contrast them to Christianity. Throughout, it is our aim to develop a greater understanding, respect and knowledge of all faiths and thereby encourage a greater sense of citizenship. Parents have a statutory right to withdraw their child from RE and School Assemblies if they wish. If you would like to exercise this right please inform the Headteacher in writing.

Year 1

Throughout the year the children will be learning about the importance of the family and will look at how various Christian festivals are celebrated.

Year 2

The children will be again looking at the importance of the family in different faiths, and will be learning about the different festivals and religious ceremonies. They will look at a variety of special faith books and study stories relating to Jesus as a leader. 

Year 3

The children will be looking at the various religious festivals relating to times and seasons and will make links to the Christian faith and worship. In the Spring term the children will find out about Hinduism and the various stories related to the faith.

Year 4

In the Autumn term the children will be given the opportunity to find out about Islam and again make links and comparisons to other faiths. During the Spring and Summer terms they will revisit the Christian faith and learn about Jesus and his teachings and the importance of commitment and belonging.

Year 5

Throughout the year the children will be given the opportunity to enquire about various faiths including Christianity, Buddhism and Sikhism. Again they will be encouraged to make links and compare different festivals and beliefs.

Year 6

During the year the children will be encouraged to consider God and creation and respond to questions relating to the natural world. They will learn about various people of faith who have demonstrated courage and commitment and the milestones in life.