Gordon Primary School

Gordon Primary School


Religious Education

We follow the Royal Borough of Greenwich Agreed Syllabus. Our RE teaching reflects our local area. 

In Key Stage 1, the children study the religions that most represent the local community therefore children at our school study Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in addition to Christianity. The religions are taught in chronological order; e.g. the children in Year 1 learn about Hinduism in the first half of the Autumn term, since it is the oldest religion.

In Key Stage 2, the children learn about Judaism and Sikhism for the first time. The other religions continue to be taught chronologically.

The learning outcomes are set out in the Agreed Syllabus but the lesson designs have been developed in-house. We are developing the use of artefacts and resources so that every RE lesson is a memorable and meaningful experience for the children.



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1


Hinduism - Diwali


Christianity - Christmas


Buddhism - The Buddha



Jesus the teacher


Islam - Prophet Mohammed (pbuh)


Who am I?


Year 2


Hinduism - Worship


Buddhism - Living as a Buddhist

Christianity - Easter and Symbols

Christianity - A local Church

Islam - Five pillars of Islam

Year 3

How did the World begin?



Hindu Life


Gods and Beliefs


Shabbat day of Rest


Festivals in the Jewish year

Year 4

Judaism - The Synagogue

Judaism - Jewish Life

Buddhism - Following the Buddha’s teachings

Buddhism - The Buddhist Community Worldwide

Christianity - The Bible

Christianity - Local Christian Place of Worship

Year 5


Christianity - Who was Jesus? Human and Divine

Christianity - Christian Festivals

Christianity - Leading a Christian Life

Islam - Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr

Understanding Faith in Greenwich


Year 6


Islam - Hajj – the Journey of a Lifetime

Sikhism - Guru Nanak and his teachings

Sikhism - Sikh teaching and life

Sikhism - Gurdwara and Guru Granth Sahib – final and everlasting Guru

Sikhism - Belonging to the Sikh Community

End of Life’s Journey