Hampton Preparatory School
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Religious Education


You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Below is a brief outline of the Religious Education curriculum for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.

     The study of religion and philosophy challenges pupils and equips them to lead constructive lives in the wider modern world. As they reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in light of their learning, they enhance their spiritual and moral development, as well as their understanding of other cultures, faiths and lifestyles.

     Pupils are encouraged to listen, to think of others and to develop self-awareness and respect for others. Pupils learn about the major festivals of world religions including Diwali, Hanukah, Chinese New Year, Remembrance, Nativity, Lent and Easter. Understanding of the importance of respect for others continues to be enhanced and encouraged through communication and recall exercises and activities. 

     Further enquiry into world religions is encouraged through research using books and online resources. Year 5 pupils investigate Judaism, Christianity, Sikhism and aspects of faith including places of worship, key religious people and festivals. Year 6 pupils investigate Islamic commitment to the five pillars of Islam, Christian and Muslim perspectives on life after death, and questions of eternity. Greater analysis is encouraged through comparing and contrasting, interpretation and extended essays.