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Year 6 performed their amazing show tonight which was enjoyed by all. What an amazing cast of very talented children. Well done everyone! 🎤🎭🎶


Year 2 had a fantastic time visiting Brighton today! Wonderful memories they’ll treasure forever!


A day in EYFS at HPAPW…


Year 6 and the pupils at HPAPW have been fascinated by the Talk Bus visit today. A wonderful service by CDI which puts children’s mental health and well-being at the forefront of all they do. 😊


Amazing parent participation too!!


The children participated in their Sports Day and had a fantastic time! Thank you for all your enthusiasm! 🏃


The weather did not stop EYFS Sports Day. The children loved taking part in a range of events and being supported by staff and families. The parents also seemed to enjoy their race too! 🏃👟


Wild Science visited Year 1 today! The children were amazed by our little visitors and learnt lots of fascinating facts about classifying animals. 🐛🪲🐌🐇


Year 4 had a very enjoyable pyjama party. There was a lot of pizza eating, dancing and most of all laughter throughout the academy. 🎉🪩🎤


Year 6 throughly enjoyed their trip to the Imperial War Museum. They had a great informative hands on talk with Lowri and looked at different war artefacts!


Year 2 had a fabulous time this week learning about the five pillars of Islam at the Baitul Futuh Mosque. 🕌


Our Year 5 pupils had the most amazing opportunity at the on Friday. They watched The Magic Flute and were able to sing the songs that they had been learning with the professionals. 🎶🎭Have a look at the video below…


Year 4 & 6 participated in Harris Federations sports day this month. We are very proud of the determination shown in all the events! 🏃


Year 1 were full of excitement in their science lesson today as they engaged in some outdoor learning. They used their observational skills to help identify a variety of leaves. 🍃 🍂 🍁


We had a fantastic time at Kingswood! Memories to last a lifetime!😀💪🙌 HPAPW here we come!


Finishing our weekend of adventure with some problem solving activities!🤔


🎳 The bowling fun continues….. 🎳


🎳 Year 6 & some Year 5’s are having a magnificent Monday morning at the bowling alley!


Final day at Kingswood! HPAPW are starting off with climbing. How high can they go?🤔 🧗‍♂️


HPAPW enjoy a party! Fun times with friends and memories to treasure forever! 💃 🕺

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Religious Education

At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we believe that Religious Education is important to ensure that children fully understand the major world religions and as a result the beliefs of different individuals. Furthermore, RE is intrinsic in ensuring a culture of mutual respect and tolerance in the diverse society in which we live, as a result strengthening community cohesion. Religious Education covers challenging questions and provokes children to consider their own beliefs (whether they are religious or non-religious).

The programme of study used is planned in Croydon’s Locally Agreed Syllabus where the six major world religions are studied and investigated through the areas of study of authority and worship, sacred and inspirational writings, lifestyle and celebrations and challenge units. Throughout the curriculum, other religions and world beliefs and those of the academy’s local community may also be studied using the challenge units.

HF Curriculum Lead - Sam French



Christianity: Creation Story.  

Does God want Christians to look after the world?  

Christmas: Incarnation 

What gifts might Christians in my town have given Jesus if he had been born here rather than in Bethlehem? 

Christianity: Jesus as a friend 

Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship? 


Easter - Palm Sunday  

Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?  

Judaism: Shabbat 


s Shabbat important to Jewish children?  


Judaism: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur  

Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?  



Christianity- Jesus and his teaching  

Is it possible to be kind to everyone all the time?  


Christmas – Jesus as a gift from God 


Why do Christians believe that God gave Jesus to the world?  

Islam: Prayer at home.  

Does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in his/her everyday life?   

Christianity: Easter – Resurrection 

How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after His crucifixion?  

Islam – Community and Belonging 


Does going to a Mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging 

Islam – Hajj 


Does completing Hajj make a Muslim a better person? 



Sikhism: The Amrit Ceremony and the Khalsa. The Amrit Ceremony and the  

Does joining the Khalsa make a person a better Sikh?  


Key Question:  

Does joining the Khalsa make a person a better Sikh? 

Christianity: Christmas 


Has Christmas lost its true meaning?  

Christianity:  Miracles  


Could Jesus heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?  

Christianity – Easter/Forgiveness 


What is good about Good Friday?  

Sikhism: Sharing and Community 

Do you think it is important to share?  

Sikhism: Prayer and worship 

What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?  



Buddhism: Buddha’s teaching 

Is it possible for everyone to be happy?  

Christianity: Incarnation 

What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?  

Buddhism: The 8-fold path 

Can the Buddha’s teachings make the world a better place?  

Christianity: Salvation/Easter 

Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?  

Buddhism: The 8-fold path 

What is the best way for a Buddhist to lead a good life? 

Christianity: Prayer and Worship 

Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?  



Hinduism: Prayer and Workshop 

What is the best way for a Hindu to show commitment to God?  

Christianity: Incarnation/Christmas 

Is the Christmas story true?  

Hinduism: Hindu Beliefs 

How can Braham be everywhere and in everything? 

Christianity: Easter/Salvation 

How significant is it for Christians to believe God intended Jesus to die?  

Hinduism: Beliefs and moral values. 

Do beliefs in Karma, Samsara and Moksha help Hindus lead good lives?  

Christianity: Beliefs and Practices 

What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God?  



Islam: Beliefs and Practices 

What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?  

Christianity: Christmas 

Do Christmas celebrations and traditions help Christians understand who Jesus was and why he was born?  

Christianity: Beliefs and Meaning 

Is anything even eternal?  

Christianity: Easter/Gospel 

Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?  

Islam: Beliefs and moral values  

Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?  


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