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Religious Education

The school follows Living Difference, the agreed syllabus for Southampton, Hampshire and Portsmouth. It is the statutory guidance on the locally agreed curriculum for Religious Education. 


The school aims to follow the minimum recommended 45 hours of religious education annually which will include the three aims of the curriculum which are to create:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve; 
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives; 
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

With this in mind, we follow a mixture of the Key Stage 1 and the Key Stage 2 curriculum. This gives our children (with their often limited life experiences and knowledge), the chance to develop their knowledge and understanding at a basic level before moving onto more complex themes. Work is differentiated to cater for children's different levels of understanding.


Topics for the academic year 2019-20 are as follows:

Autumn 1 - Places of Worship / Pilgrimages

Autumn 2 - Nativity

Spring 1 - Hinduism

Spring 2 - Easter / Good Friday

Summer 1 - Islam

Summer 2 - Sikhism


If you have any questions regarding subject matter of the curriculum, please contact Siobhan Spingys - Subject Coordinator

Living Difference 3 2017 (RE Syllabus)