We asked our parents why they chose a Catholic school for their child/ren...

We are Muslims and we share the same principles and beliefs.

Because it is good staff and good management.

To learn about the world we live in and to learn how faith can make you a better person.

To follow our religious beliefs.

Other Religions

Why teach about other Faiths or Religions?

‘In Meeting God in Friend and Stranger’ an article produced by the Bishops of England and Wales it outlines that;
 ‘Within our schools we are seeking to educate all pupils of whatever religion to be able to live a way of life that integrates their beliefs with all other aspects of what it means to be human.  As part of this, they must learn to live alongside others who are different and hold alternative views, including religious views.’

In school we refer to Judaism as another faith because of our shared Christian and Jewish heritage.  Jesus was a Jew.  We refer to Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism as other religions.  These are studied because they have a belief in one God.  Judaism is studied for one week every year whilst the other religions are taught for one week annually in rotation.

We want our children to have a rich and varied experience so visitors and visits to other places of worship are welcomed and encouraged.  Each unit is taught discretely and not in any way comparatively with Christianity.  

Overview of our learning in Sikhism - Summer term 2019 

Age Group 

Theme

Topic 

Look 

Discover 

Respect 

 

Early years

N/R

 

Special days/

ritual objects

 

Recognising Sikhs

 

Special clothes and sharing

 

Sikhs’ dress Prasad, Diwali

 

Sikhs share with everyone

 

Year 1

FS 1

 

Stories

 

Guru Nanak

 

Enjoy stories

 

Guru Nanak

 

Guru Nanak was a wise teacher

 

Year 2

FS 2

 

Prayer/home

 

Sikh daily life

 

Our families

 

Sikh daily life

Family life and prayer is important for Sikhs

 

Year 3

 

Places for worship

 

Gurdwara, langar

Amritsar

 

Welcoming people

 

The gurdwara

 

Special places of worship for Sikhs

 

Year 4

 

Holy Books

 

Guru Granth Sahib

 

Important books

 

Guru Granth Sahib and the Gurus

 

The gurus guide and teach the Sikhs

 

Year 5

 

Beliefs and festivals

Baisakhi, the Khalsa, Mool Mantra

 

Belonging to a group

 

The Khalsa. One God

 

The Khalsa show the

Sikh’s commitment

 

Year 6

 

Belonging and values

 

Guidelines for living, sewa

 

Service to others

 

Commitment to service, sewa

 

Sikhs’ concern for others

Islam 

Hinduism 

Hinduism is taught for one week during the year.  Below is an outline of the areas which the children will cover as part of their Come and See work.


We have had lots of visitors into school to help the children to understand about Indian culture and Hindu customs.

Judaism 

Judaism is taught for one week every year. Each year the pupils learn more about how their Jewish sisters and brothers live and what they believe as the theme develops. 

This term we will be having a visit from Mr. Eric Cohen, a practising Jew. He will be working with the children and helping them to understand a little more about the Jewish customs.  Below is an outline of what the children will be learning about.

Judaism Day in Holy Spirit

HolySpirit Primary

 

Judaism Display

Hindu Temple Edge Lane