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The Subject Leader is Mrs. Alison Gregory.







At Fairhaven Primary School, we provide an RE curriculum, which encourages our children to embrace the diverse society in which we live. We aim for our children to gain knowledge and understanding of world religions, developing respect for others and challenging prejudice so that they can be active citizens with the confidence to learn from those different to themselves. 

Religious education must be taught to all registered pupils in maintained schools.
This includes all ‘registered pupils’ in reception. Dudley Local Education Authority have produced an agreed syllabus (2013),  which sets out what pupils should be taught.

The Education Act 1996 states that an agreed syllabus must reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain  –Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Dudley Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education


People who follow Christianity are Christians.

Holy book –The Bible

Symbol – The Cross

Person of note – Jesus

Place of worship – Church

Place of Pilgrimage – The Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine

Holy Trinity Church, Wordsley


People who follow Islam are Muslims.

Holy book –The Qur’an

Symbol – One star inside the crescent moon

Person of note – Prophet Muhammad

Place of worship – Mosque

Place of Pilgrimage – Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Masjid Usman, Smethwick

Birmingham Central Mosque


People who follow Judaism are Jews.

Holy book –The Torah

Symbol – The Star of David

Person of note – Abraham

Place of worship – Synagogue

Place of Pilgrimage – Western Wall, Jerusalem, Palestine


People who follow Hinduism are Hindus

Holy books –Vedas and Upanishads

Symbol – The Om

Person of note – Brahma (the creator)

Place of worship – Mandir

Place of Pilgrimage – Varanasi, River Ganges, India

Durga Bhawan, Smethwick


People who follow Sikhism are Sikhs

Holy book – The Guru Granth Sahib

Symbol – The Khanda

Person of note – Guru Nanak

Place of worship – Gurdwara

Place of Pilgrimage – Harmandir Saheb, India


People who follow Buddhism are Buddhists

Holy book – The Tripitaka

Symbol – The Stupa, Dharma Wheel, Bodhi Tree and the Lotus Flower

Person of note – Buddha

Place of worship – Stupa (temple)

Place of Pilgrimage – Bodh Gaya, India

Online support for children

The principal aims of religious education may be expressed in the form of two attainment targets:

  • ‘learning about religion’
  • ‘learning from religion’.

Foundation Stage

Understanding the World - People and Communities

  • Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

Key Stage One


Acquainted with Judaism


Key Stage Two - Years 3 and 4


Acquainted with Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism


Key Stage Two - Years 5 and 6


Acquainted with Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism

Assessment in R.E.