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A Hindu priest visiting GEMS

The RE curriculum aims to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world they live.

The curriculum is designed to explore a variety of different faith and belief systems including Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism and Humanist beliefs. Questions of fairness, justice, tolerance and fundamental questions of life and death will be discussed.

RE is taught in mixed ability form classes with each year group having one hour of RE per week. Visits form an integral part of the curriculum and include visits to local churches and the Quaker meeting house, visits from second generation Holocaust survivors and a visit from a Hindu priest.

The topics covered in religious education are as follows:

Year 5 Christian Communities Sacred texts Judaism

Year 6


Northern Saints

Expressive arts

Year 7


Teachings of Jesus 

Faith in action

Year 8

War and Peace

World Faiths - Hinduism

Does God exist?