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Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

As a Catholic worshipping community, pupils are reminded of their place in a culturally diverse society. This is achieved through our Religious Education curriculum and the spiritual life of the school. Assemblies and class work promote the diversity of society and the right for each person to be respected and valued equally regardless of ability, gender, faith, heritage or race.



We study Judaism for one week in November and each year, our pupils learn more about how their Jewish sisters and brothers live and what they believe.


Pupils have embraced the following aspects of the Jewish faith:


Year 1: Learning about Abraham and Moses

Year 2: Families gathering in prayer for Shabbat

Year 3: The importance of the synagogue

Year 4: The importance of the Torah

Year 5: Festival of Pesach (a time for remembering how much God cares for His people)

Year 6: Yom Kippur (Belonging and Values)


In the Summer Term, our Reception pupils will be introduced to special days and ritual objects and they will have the opportunity to learn about Hannukah, the festival of lights.


Hinduism (EYFS)


Reception classes embraced Diwali through singing and dancing. They listened to the story of Rama and Sita and made puppets to retell the main events. The playdoh diva lamps and Rangoli patterns look amazing in the classrooms.

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