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The Worcestershire agreed syllabus for Religious Education 2015 has been launched and so we are going to be following a new way of teaching R.E. in our school.

There is a principal aim which is to underpin and surround all that we do within our R.E. learning at school. We have adapted it for our school:

 

Principal aim

 

At St. Mary’s we teach R.E. to engage pupils with human questions about religions and worldwide views, from which our children will build respect, skills and understanding to develop, give and appreciate all responses and beliefs.

 

There are 3 main aims which are:

 

Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews so they can :

Describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity within and between communities and amongst individuals.

Identify, investigate and respond to questions.

Appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life.

 

Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews so they can:

Explain reasonably their ideas

Express their personal reflections and critical responses to questions

Appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.

 

Gain and deploy skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews so they can:

Find out about and investigate key concepts

Enquire into what enables individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the well -being of all.

Articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other peoples lives.

 

These aims will be taught through a range of key questions which will be explored, discussed and investigated by the children in a wide range of exciting teaching strategies in order for the children to fully understand and show appreciation for religions and world views.

 

 

Early Years R.E. Curriculum

 

Which stories are special and why?

 

Which people are special and why?

 

What places are special and why?

 

What times are special and why?

 

Being special: Where do we belong?

 

What is special about our world?

 

 

Key Stage One - 2 Year rolling program

 

Christian and/or Muslim / Jewish faiths

Year One

Year Two

Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

What is a Muslim and what do they believe?

What makes some places sacred?

What can we learn from sacred books?

How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

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

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

 

 

Lower Key Stage Two Rolling Program

 

Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish faiths

Year One

Year Two

What do different people believe about God?

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

Why is the Bible important for Christians today?

Why are festivals important to religious communities?

Why do people pray?

Why do some people think that life is a journey? What significant experiences mark this?

Why are festivals important to religious communities?

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?

What can we learn about religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

 

Upper Key Stage Two Rolling Program

 

Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish Religions

Year One

Year Two

Why do some people think God exists? ( Christian and non religious responses eg humanist)

What do religions say to us when life gets hard? (christain, hindu and non religious responses eg humanist)

What would Jesus do? ( Can we live by the values of Jesus in the 21st century?)

Is it better to express your beliefs in art and architecture or in charity and generosity? ( Christian, Muslim and non religious responses eg humanists)

If God is everywhere why go to a place of worship? (Christian, hindu and/or jewish)

What matters most to Christians and humanists?

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

What difference does it make to believe in ahimsa (harmlessness) grace and/or Ummah (community)? (Christian, hindu and/or muslims)

 

 

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