Year 3 had a wonderful trip yesterday in London at The National Gallery!


Our Year 4 children had a great trip today visiting a local Mosque in Morden. This linked perfectly with their RE learning.


Thank you to for a wonderful assembly today. The whole HJAC community were engaged in the assembly.


The children have enjoyed a wonderful pantomime this morning courtesy of our wonderful PTA!


We are delighted to have been able to donate lots of brand new toys to the children at Queen Mary’s Hospital at St Helier’s hospital. Thank you to all of our families who donated.


Our Year 3 children enjoyed singing to the local residents at a local care home. The children all sang beautifully and there was smiles all round!


Thank you to all who came to celebrate the children's hard work this morning! The hall was filled with some truly wonderful projects!


The most beautiful setting for our Carols by Candlelight. The children sang beautifully last night and we can’t wait for Thursday nights performance!


The children and staff enjoyed wearing their Christmas Jumpers for Christmas jumper day. We raised nearly £200 for ‘Save the Children’. The elves in school even got involved!


Great start to Road safety week with our local police team speaking to the children about the importance of road safety.


A fantastic PTA event at school, making Bath Bombs and selling Hot dogs and hot chocolate! What a wonderful combination.



Today we are supporting Children in Need. Our children are all very happy wearing their Pudsey inspired outfits or PJs!


HJAC are proud to be taking part in ‘Cut Your Carbon’ November in partnership with Eco Schools. The children are all very excited to be involved in such a worth while event!


The children are enjoying their African Drumming workshop as part of our diversity offer at HJAC.


Thank you to all of the wonderful HJAC community. We are so grateful for such a wonderful support in Sutton.


Amazing showcase this morning of all of our children’s home learning projects! They are just amazing!


Year 5 children have been enjoying their Diwali workshop creative day with crafts in the morning and learning some dances in the afternoon!


So proud of all of the staff at HJAC who received so many nominations!


So proud of our children and staff involved working together with We all loved seeing our children up on stage!

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

















Religious Education

Religious education promotes pupils’ understanding of the multicultural and multifaith society we live in today, enabling the exploration of issues, beliefs and differences between faiths. Having learned about different faiths and beliefs, pupils are then encouraged to understand how people interact with each other and explore interfaith issues of contemporary society. Whether they have a faith or not, pupils need to be given an awareness of what life is like from a religious point of view. Knowledge and understanding of the features, ideas and practices of the focused religions in each key stage is important so that pupils are able to distinguish between the religions and understand what religion entails. There is a need to appreciate the values and attitudes which individuals in a group hold true and the effects these have on the community. Schools have a duty to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of pupils and, although it is important that the school ethos and all subjects contribute towards this; the teaching of religious education has a large part to play. 

We have identified 4 substantive concepts for Religious education: 



We believe the teaching of RE is vital to developing life-long learners who are proud of their own beliefs and respectful of those of others. 

What will it look like in EYFS, KS1 and KS2?

The early learning goals at EYFS aim to strengthen the positive impressions children have of their own cultures and faiths, and those of others in their community, by sharing and celebrating a range of practices and special events. 

Throughout KS1 and KS2 children learn about the main world religions in blocks spread out across all year groups. This allows for units of work to build on previous learning and offers children the opportunity to revisit prior learning. 


To ensure our teachers provide the best opportunities for the delivery of the RE curriculum, the content of the subject has been carefully sequenced as laid out below 


Re 1

Teachers will make use of knowledge organisers to share key vocabulary for every half term’s unit, which will enable children to understand the exact knowledge/vocabulary that needs to be learnt by the end of the half term to give them a better understanding of each religion. RE is timetabled for an hour each week and taught each half term in 6-week blocks.  


Pupils record their learning in a variety of ways, recorded within their RE books. Evidence of the learning is dependent on the lesson outcome; year group and the knowledge and skills being developed.

The use of retrieval practice strategies built into the learning will help teachers identify how much knowledge has been learnt in a unit.

Subject leaders will conduct learning walks, planning scrutiny and pupil interviews to measure the impact of our teaching, based on how much children can remember. 

Subject leaders will meet with their counterparts from our other cluster schools half termly and will moderate the planning, work and monitoring outcomes from their setting to ensure that standards are meeting or exceeding the expectations of the Local Authority SACRE. 



RE Year 3 16th May 2023 Download
RE Year 4 16th May 2023 Download
RE Year 5 16th May 2023 Download
RE Year 6 16th May 2023 Download
Back to Subjects Menu