Cannon Lane

Primary School

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Our Vision: At Cannon Lane, we aim to develop children’s knowledge and understanding about the major world faiths, including Jainism, Bah’ai, Zoroastrianism and Humanism. 


By equipping children with the confidence to address some of the most crucial questions about religion, they will have the opportunity to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental concepts addressed by people and enhance their curiosity about different belief systems.



The Religious Education curriculum at Cannon Lane follows the Harrow Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2016).


  • Children will be encouraged to develop a sound knowledge of different religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school.
  • They will be motivated to reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding.
  • We will children learn from religions as well as about religions and make links to begin to understand the relevance and importance of the major world religions.
  • Have opportunities to discover new beliefs systems and how they compare to those which are embedded in society e.g. Humanism.
  • Staff receive support and CPD for a designated R.E Lead to help improve standards across the subject.


Curriculum overview:

We teach R.E. creatively and wherever possible take a practical approach to engage children in hands on learning, through experiential learning – touching artefacts, exploring places of worship and celebrating festivals. We teach in this way to ensure that our children develop transferable skills that link to learning across the range of primary subjects:


Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


  •  How can we help other people?
    Baha’i and Sikhism
  • What is interesting about the Christmas story?
    What kind of person was Jesus?
  • What can we learn from faith and other stories?
    Christianity and Humanism

  • How do we choose what food to eat?
    Jainism and Judaism
  • How do we choose what food to eat?
    Jainism and Judaism
  • How do Islam and other faiths use water and why?

Year 1

  • What can we learn from the Diwali story about good and evil in our own lives? 
  • Is it important to have a day that is different to other days?
    Judaism and Christianity
  • What makes faith buildings so special?
  • What can Christians learn from the teachings of Jesus.
  • How do holy books teach religious people about being close to God?
    Christianity and Zoroastrianism
  • How do we respond when we hear certain sounds?

Year 2

  • What makes a home?
    Hinduism and Jainism
  • How do we remember people and why?
    Humanism and Christianity
  • How are we the same and different from other people and does it matter?
    Islam and Baha’i
  • Why is the cross important to Christians?
  • What rules are the most important and why?
  • What does faith say about change? How does it make us feel and how can we become better?

Year 3

  • What do Christians do when they pray and why?
  • What can we learn from the life of Buddha about being happy?
  • Should holy books be treated differently to other books?
  • What are our most religious artefacts and symbols? How do they show what we believe?
  • How do faith groups mark naming ceremonies?
  • What makes some places sacred?
    Christianity and Islam


Year 4

  • What does it mean to be sorry and how can we tell?
  • What do we mean by peace and where is it to be found?
  • Does it matter what we wear and why?
  • In what ways is Jesus relevant today and in the future?
  • What role do places of worship have in communities?
  • How is Humanism the same as and different from religion?

Year 5

  • Is the Eightfold path still relevant today?
    Buddhism Jainism
  • Is it better to give than to receive?
    Islam Christianity




  • Why did a Chief Rabbi say “religion is about the why of creation, science is about the how?”

    Judaism Humanism

  • How did the teachings of Guru Nanak influence the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh?

  • Could the Lord’s Prayer be universal?
  • How do faiths define themselves?


Year 6

  • Why do people pray?
  • How responsible are we for the environment?
    Christianity Hinduism


  • What do Christians believe is the most important event that has ever happened?
  • What is the truth about the Baisakhi story?
  • Who do we look for inspiration?
    Buddhism Humanism
  • Religious responsibility:

    What does it mean to grow up?
    Judaism Zoroastrianism