Junior School

Educating the Whole Child

Religious Education

At Anton Junior School our RE aims:


  • To provoke challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, and religious traditions that examine these questions, fostering personal reflection and spiritual development
  •  To encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or non-religious), in the light of what they learn, as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics; and to express their responses. This also builds resilience to anti-democratic or extremist narratives
  •  To enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society
  • To teach pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice
  • To prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.





Year 3

Belonging – Islam


Angels - Christianity

Special places – Islam


Neighbour – Christianity

Messages – Christianity


Courage – Islam

Year 4

Temptation - Christianity


Waiting - Advent, Christianity

Rites of passage - Islam


Holy - Christianity

Wisdom - Islam and Christianity


Eucharist – Christianity

Year 5

Power – Hinduism and Christianity


Faith Annunciation, Christmas - Christianity

Justice – Christianity, Islam and Judaism


Holi – Hinduism


Food rituals – Hinduism and Christianity


Protection – Hinduism

Year 6

A good life – Christianity and Humanism


Interpretation – Christianity

Resurrection – Christianity


Avatar/stories of Vishnu – Hinduism

Sacrifice – Christianity


Laws - Christianity