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RE

Intent

The principal aim of the RE curriculum is to engage all pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address. Children will develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. RE contributes to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and provides crucial elements of a child’s identity, therefore by exploring a wide variety of questions and themes across each year children are exposed to a diverse and creative subject content which reflects our school community. The sequence of the curriculum is planned to ensure links and progression throughout school, this ensures knowledge and skills are revisited and embedded. RE is taught using a variety of different approaches to enable all children to be able to access the learning, regardless of personal barriers. In the Foundation Stage, RE is taught through topics based upon the children’s own lives and their own experiences, this links to many curriculum areas specifically Communication and Language and Understanding the World. Children’s knowledge, application and understanding is assessed regularly against the end of key stage outcomes as outlined in the Doncaster Agreed Syllabus for RE. In conclusion this means children are taught to understand, be sensitive towards and respect the importance of the different religious beliefs in the world around them.

 

Implementation

RE is taught in blocks across the year, this allows for children to achieve greater depth and understanding in their learning. We use the Doncaster RE syllabus, you can find a copy at the bottom of this page.

 

 

Curriculum Implementation

Subject Content and Organisation Across School

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

F2

F2 Which people are special and why?

F3 Which places are special and why?

F5 where do we belong?

Year 1

1.1 Who is a Chrisitian and what do they believe?

1.5 What makes some places sacred? Chrisitians and Jewish people.

1.7 What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

Year 2

1.2 Who is Jewish and what do they believe?

1.6 How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

Christians, Jewish.

1.8 How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?

Chrisitans and Jewish.

Year 3

L2.1 What do different people believe about God?

Chrisitan and Muslims

L2. 4 Why do people pray?

Chritians and Muslims

L2. 7 What does it mean to be a Chrisitian in Britian today?

Year 4

L2. 3 Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

L2.5 Why are festivals important to religious communities? Chritians and Muslims.

L2.9 What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong? Chrisitans, Jewish people and non-religious responses (e.g. Humanist)

Year 5

U2.1 Why do some people think God exists? Chrisitians and non-religious (e.g Humanists)

U2.4 If God is everywhere, why go to a place of Worship? Christians and Jewish people.

U2.6 What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britian today?

Year 6

U2.3 What do religions say to us when life gets hard? Chrisitians, Hindus and non-religious (e.g Humanists)

U2.5 Is it better it express yourself in arts and architecture or in charity and genersoity? Chrisitans, Muslims and non-religious (e.g. Humanists)

U2.7 What difference does it make to belive in ahimsa (harmless ness), grace and/ or Ummah (community)

Chrisitians, Hindus and/ or Muslims.

 

For further information regarding our RE curriculum, please contact our RE leads Mrs MacPhee and Miss Gray. 
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