Religious Education

RE is a core subject at St John and St James. RE is taught every week from Nursery to Year 6. The curriculum is based on The London Diocesan Board for Schools RE Syllabus. Children have ‘Big Questions ‘ to answer which means they can  develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity, World faiths and other world views. Two thirds of the RE curriculum is based on the teaching of Christianity and one third based around major world faiths.

Every classroom has an RE area with a display that shows the current learning.

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RE Curriculum Intention

RE – Progression of Skills

Religious Education Long Term Plan

We have been thinking about some Big Questions in RE.

  • How do the five pillars of Islam help a Muslim to show commitment to God (Allah)?
  • Who cares for this special world?
  • What does it mean to be a Hindu?

On Friday 17th September please wear jeans to school and bring a suggested donation of £1. We want to raise money to make a difference for children affected by genetic disorders. Don’t forget to wear your school uniform clothes on your top half!

RE Art project-The Bible


In Year 3, we learnt about the Incarnation. The Incarnation is when God came down to earth as a human – Jesus. This is important to Christians because we believe that God chose to make himself like us so that he could understand us better.


Virtual Visits

Due to Covid-19, we have not been able to visit places or worship. Our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to virtually interview our local Vicar Father Nigel, to find out more about Confirmation. This linked to our RE unit ‘How has the Christian Message survived for 2000 years?’

The London Diocesan Board for Schools Annual Service at St Paul’s Cathedral