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Religious Education

Religious Education is taught in each year group across Beacon View.  To identify what aspects of religious studies to teach, we follow the agreed Hampshire syllabus Living Difference III.  To find out more information about this syllabus, you can follow the link below.


Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons on grounds of their faith.  Please speak to your child’s class teacher if this is something you wish to consider.

Religious Education Long Term Overview 2019


Christianity Focus

Hinduism Focus

Judaism Focus

Islam Focus

Other world views

Joint Focus



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Year R



Concept: Celebrating (birth)

Focus: Jesus’ birth



Concept: Precious

Focus: Water


Concept: Change

Focus: People Jesus met


Concept: Remembering (Someone special)

Focus: Krishna’s birthday



Concept: Looking Forward

Focus: Transition


Year 1



Concept: Celebration

Focus: Harvest



Concept: Journey’s End

Focus: Nativity


Concept: Remembering

Focus: Holi


Concept: Happy and Sad

Focus: Easter




Concept: Special

Focus: Special Clothes


Concept: Special

Focus: Special Food


Year 2



Concept: God

Focus: Ideas about God





Concept: Light as a symbol

Focus: Divali and Advent


Concept: Persuasion

Focus: Holi


Concept: Welcoming

Focus: Palm Sunday


Concept: Authority

Focus: Key events in the life of Jesus


Concept: Creation

Focus: Creation Stories


Year 3



Concept: Neighbour

Focus: The Good Samaritan



Concept: Angels

Focus: Angels


Concept: Freedom

Focus: Passover and Moses


Concept: Ceremony

Focus: Death ceremonies


Concept: Symbol

Focus: Trees as a symbol


Concept: Temptation

Focus: Making Choices


Year 4



Concept: Ritual

Focus: Sukkot


Concept: Symbol

Focus: Hannukah


Concept: Identity

Focus: Purim



Concept: Symbol

Focus: The cross


Concept: Courage

Focus: Old testament stories




Concept: Divine

Focus: Miracle stories


Year 5



Concept: Belonging

Focus: Belonging in Islam



Concept: Faith

Focus: Annunciation


Concept: Stewardship

Focus: Creation



Concept: Laws

Focus: Easter – Jesus the law breaker




Concept: Sacrifice

Focus:  Eid-ul-Adha


Concept: Message

Focus: Jesus, his teachings and his message


Year 6



Concept: Rites of Passage

Focus: The journey of life



Concept: Warning

Focus: The Christmas story – The Magi


Concept: Power

Focus: God’s Power



Concept: Resurrection

Focus: The Empty Cross


Concept: A Good Life

Focus: Humanism




Concept: Justice

Focus: Stories of justice


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