Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage will:
• Learn about important celebrations that Christians and Hindus celebrate.
• Learn and understand the Easter Story.
• Understand how we grow and change.
• Through the topic of Journeys, learn about the religions of different countries.
Year 1 children will:
• Discuss ‘Questions that Puzzle us?’ and learn that some questions might not
have an answer.
• Learn about festivals, stories and worship in Muslim life. Connections will be
made with the local area.
• Read and share stories about Jesus and the Christian prayer, the ‘Our Father’.
• Through the use of stories, symbols and the special manner in which Sikhs
emphasise equality and shared life, they will learn about Sikhism.
Year 2 children will:
• Be introduced to the sacred texts of Christianity, Sikhism and Islam: the Bible,
the Guru Granth Sahib and the Qur’an.
• Will visit a Mosque and learn about festivals, stories and worship in Muslim
• Develop awareness about special places and what makes a place holy.
• Study Sikh objects and ideas and reflect on their own lives and thoughts.
• Have opportunities to consider the concept of God.
Year 3 children will:
• Through the topic of Before Man, learn creation stories from religions around
• Learn what it is like to be a Hindu, exploring beliefs about God; about how
ideas of God are expressed in art, movement, and action; about worship, and
about the great festival of Diwali.
• Visit a Gurdwara, enabling them to have a developed understanding of the
faith life of Sikhs.
• Understand what and why we celebrate, linking into festivals of celebration for
a variety of religions.
• Explore beliefs about God in Christianity, Islam and Sikhism.
• Discover the value of human life, and think about their own values, with
special reference to the values of Christians and Humanists.
Year 4 children will:
• Have experience of listening to and joining in conversation about God and
about life’s big questions, exploring items used in prayer and identifying
feelings and ideas that are important to some religious people.
• Learn about the celebration traditions of three major faith groups in Sandwell, Sikhism, Islam and Christianity.
• Learn about Sikh life and faith.
• Develop an understanding of why Jesus is an inspirational to Christians.
• Explore key aspects of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life and the teachings of the Qur’an about Prophethood.
• Learn about Muslims keep the Five Pillars of Islam and why they are important.
Year 5 children will:
• Through Literacy, learn read and share stories from the Bible and identify what we can learn from them.
• Through a topic on ‘Fair Trade’, learn about Christian Aid and Islamic Relief and how they endeavour to change the world.
• Visit a Hindu Temple, to develop a greater understanding of how Hindus worship
• develop an understanding of what could make Sandwell a more respectful place.
Year 6 Children will:
• Develop an understanding of what we can learn from religion about temptation.
• Through a topic called ‘Gr8!’, develop an understanding of the features of Judaism and will also visit a synagogue.
• Be offered experiences such as discussing religious and philosophical questions, considering a wide range of human feelings and emotions and reflecting on their own beliefs and values in the light of what others say.
• Learn about worship at home, through a topic called ‘Who Lives in a House like this?’.
Places of worship visits:
Year 1 Church
Year 2 Mosque
Year 3 Gurdwara
Year 5 Hindu Temple
Year 6 Synagogue
All KS2 children visit St Mary’s Church in December for a Christmas Concert.