Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

Sutton Valence Primary School


Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

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Over the course of the year children will use the following skills and methods to learn about different religions: observing, interpreting, responding, researching and reflecting, empathy, analysis, questioning and evaluating.


Year 1 – Judaism and Christianity

In Judaism Year 1 explore:-

  • symbols (star of David, menorah),
  • stories (Moses, David and Goliath),
  • Festivals such (Hannukah, Christmas).

In Christianity Year 1 explore:-

  • Stories (creation, Noah and Joseph and his coloured coat)
  • Miracles
  • Easter story
  • Impotance of belonging and self (name)

Year 2 – Christianity and Hinduism

In Christianity Year 2 explore:-

  • Saints and Saints Days
  • Christmas
  • Easter story
  • Special buildings, banners
  • Stories (Jonah, Samson, Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son)

In Hinduism Year 2 explore:-

  • Hindu Gods,
  • stories (Rama and Sita),
  • Friendship
  • Special buildings and symbols

Year 3 – Judaism and Christianity

In Judaism Year 3 they explore:-

  • Jewish home life,
  • Aids to prayer
  • Bar Mitzvah
  • Festivals (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur)
  • Advent

In Christianity Year 3 they explore:-

  • Baptism
  • Services
  • Stories (Daniel in Lion’s Den).
  • Different buildings (church, chapel, stained glass windows),
  • Religious figures (bishops, archdeacon, monks and nuns)
  • Disciples of Jesus

Year 4 – Christianity and Islam

In Christianity Year 4 explore:-

  • Prayer (including Lord’s Prayer)
  • Forgiveness
  • Thanksgiving
  • Adoration
  • Symbols (cross, symbols of light, Christingle)
  • Messages from Christmas story.
  • Shrove Tuesday/Ash Wednesday
  • Pilgrimage

In Islam Year 4 explore:-

  • Mohammed and Allah,
  • 5 Pillars of Islam
  • Mosques, Qu’ran etc,
  • Festivals (Eid el Fitr)
  • Life of a Muslim
  • Ceremonies marking stages in a person’s life.


Year 5 – Christianity and Buddhism

In Christianity Year 5 explore:-

  • Church and the community
  • Children in need
  • Inspirational people
  • Charities
  • Journeys in the Christmas Story
  • Different styles of worship.
  • Death in different religions, (Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity.)

In Buddhism Year 5 explore:-

  • Who is Buddha
  • Buddhist values and beliefs
  • Buddhist worship at home
  • Meditation/Yoga
  • Special people and clothes, prayer flags,martial arts
  • Vesak festival
  • Wheel of teaching


Year 6 – Christianity and Sikhism

In Christianity Year 6 explore:-

  • The Bible
  • The Commandments
  • Jesus the Healer
  • The Parables
  • Famous Christians and Missinaries
  • Jesus’ friends and desciples

In Sikhism Year 6 explore:-

  • Guru Nanak
  • The 5 K’s
  • Gurdwara
  • Celebrations (dress code/food etc).