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Terrington St Clement Community School

A traditional school with traditional values


The Big RE

AUTUMN 1 - Judaism

SPRING 1 – Hinduism

SUMMER 1 – Sikhism

Good or bad … who decides?

Key festivals:

  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot
  • Hanukkah
  • Pesach
  • Shavuot

During this half term, assemblies will also cover:

  • British Values
  • Harvest festival
  • Black History Month
  • e-Safety


I wonder if …?

This links to ‘Emotions through Art’

Key festivals:

  • Vasant Panchami (Spring festival)
  • Shivaratri
  • Navaratri (harvest)
  • Diwali (festival of lights)
  • Holi (festival of colour)
  • Hanuman Jayanti (Hanuman’s birthday )·        Rama Navami (Rama’s birthday )
  • Ratha Yatra
  • Janmashtami (Krishna’s birthday)

During this half term, assemblies will also cover:

  • Chinese New Year

If I could see the future I’d look for …

If I could visit the past I’d like to …

Key festivals:

  • Gurpurabs (Anniversary celebrations for the Gurus)
  • Holi
  • Hola Mohalla
  • Nanakshahi (New Year)
  • Vaisakhi
  • Maghi
  • Bandi Chhorh Divas (Prisoners Release Day)
  • Diwali

During this half term, assemblies will also cover:

  • St George’s Day
  • May Day

AUTUMN 2 - Christianity

SPRING 2 - Islam

SUMMER 2 – Buddhism

If God is real …

Key festivals:

  • Advent
  • Christmas
  • Lent
  • Mothering Sunday
  • Easter
  • May Day
  • Harvest Festival

During this half term, assemblies will also cover:

  • Remembrance
  • Children in Need
  • Christmas – Advent, A Modern Christmas and The Nativity

Humans will always argue about …

Key festivals:

  • Lailat al Miraj
  • Lailat al Bara'a
  • Ramadan
  • Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca)
  • Eid-al-Fitr
  • Eid-al-Adha
  • Al-Hijra
  • Ashura

During this half term, assemblies will also cover:

  • Shrove Tuesday and Lent
  • Mothering Sunday
  • Easter

The biggest mystery to me is …

Key festivals:

  • Nirvana Day
  • Vesak (Buddha Day)
  • Dharma Day
  • Bodhi Day

During this half term, assemblies will also cover:

  • Father’s Day
  • Armed Forces Day


As well as BIG RE each half term we choose one of the five major faiths on which to concentrate as a school through assemblies. We make sure displays on the corridors allow our pupils to see and touch religious artefacts linked to the theme and make sure they learn to show respect in doing so.

We are very lucky to have good links with our local church.  We make regular trips to celebrate with the church events such as Remembrance Sunday and Christmas through our annual carol service. Our pupils study Christianity helped by our local vicar, Rev. Slipper, who loves sharing his knowledge of Christian beliefs about marriage, baptism and Bible stories.

Rev. Slipper and Rev. Warrick visit school regularly to lead our whole school assembly on a Monday morning. These assemblies are guaranteed to be lively, fun-filled experiences.

British Values

We decided to follow the BIG RE approach in school in response to children’s feelings towards RE. The BIG RE approach makes links between RE and everyday life. This incorporates British values as well. 

ULO: Make links with everyday life. Understand that actions have consequences.

We respect the culture and belief of others.

  • We know that we are all special.
  • We understand and respect the roles of people who help us eg. police, ambulance
  • We understand the consequences of our actions.
  • We treat everybody equally.
  • We understand right from wrong.
  • We listen and respect other people’s opinion and values.
  • We try to help other people.

The children are encouraged to consider:

Do these values remind you of anything we have in school? You have at home?

Why do you think there are links?

Why are these values important?