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Religious Education

A simple guide to world religions for Primary School kids learning KS1 & KS2. With links, games, videos and books to support your learning and interactive quizzes, we make sure learning is always fun.


Click on one of the links below to learn about world religions.

 What is a world religion?

A religion is a set of beliefs that guide you through your life and tell you how you should live your life. There are twelve world religions, but the six main religions of the world are Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism. 

All the religions have traditions they follow. They have prayers and follow their own religious holidays. Each religion has their own place for worship where they gather to pray and a book or written manuscript which is considered holy.

What is the oldest religion?

Hinduism is the oldest religion going back possibly to prehistoric times. The five oldest religions are:

  1. Hinduism
  2. Judaism
  3. Christianity
  4. Buddhism
  5. Islam

Do all religions have a God?

Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism do worship one God. Hinduism worship many Gods. Each God in Hinduism represents a different meaning. Buddhism does not worship any Gods. Instead they believe in a higher state of being which gives freedom from suffering.