RE is taught through English and computing. The whole school focuses on the same single topic for half term. The topics are grouped by subject area. Each topic lasts for half a term. RE is taught during Autumn 2 Christianity, linked to festivals and stories from the Bible and during Summer 1 Islam (with comparisons to Christianity).
All pupils in Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 will:
- Learn and develop knowledge and understanding of religion by:
- being taught the names of the important places and objects connected with the religions.
- becoming familiar with stories about the lives of religious leaders and teachers.
- being taught to recognize that some ideas and practices, such as festivals, are shared by more than one religion
- being taught to talk about the meaning of stories and symbols
- having an opportunity to meet people who belong to a religious community that is being studied
- Develop their own spiritual and moral development by:
- being taught to realize that stories from religious traditions often deal with concerns and feelings similar to their own
- being taught to talk and think about puzzling questions which arise from the study of religions
- being taught to talk about things that that matter to them and to listen to what others have to say
- being taught to how to explore a sense of community
- being taught how to explore the difference between right and wrong; fair and unfair
- having an opportunity to using times of quiet to reflect on a story or other experiences
- Develop positive attitudes towards other people and different beliefs, by:
- being taught to feel confident about their own religious and cultural background
- having an experience of enjoying stories from different religious traditions
- being taught to recognize the similarities and differences of beliefs and points of views among their friends
- being taught that diversity is potentially positive, rather than necessarily threatening
- having an experience of exploring the religious beliefs, values and practices of others in their class
Last updated July 29, 2014