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Religious Education


At Northwood we follow the Bexley Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2014 throughout the school.

In the early years, young children are encouraged to play and explore, to learn actively and think critically. Religious Education should make a recognisable contribution to all of the Prime (Personal, social and emotional development, Communication and Language, Physical development) and Specific areas of learning, (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and design). 

The Bexley Agreed Syllabus recommends the equivalent of 30 minutes per week of Religious Education for Reception children.


During the Foundation stage:

  • Children begin to explore the world of religion in terms of special people, books, times, places and objects and visiting places of worship.
  • Children listen to and talk about stories.
  • They are introduced to specialist words and use their senses in exploring religious beliefs, practices and forms of expression.
  • They reflect upon their own feelings and experiences.
  • They use their imagination and curiosity to develop their appreciation and wonder of the world in which they live.


During Key Stage 1, pupils explore:

  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism

During Key Stage 2, pupils explore

  • Christianity
  • Sikhism
  • Islam
  • Buddhism
If you have any questions about the curriculum please don't hesitate to contact the office and they will make you an appointment with the relevant member of staff.