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Religious Education

Religious Education is an important part of our whole school curriculum and is taught at least once per week across the school.  Our curriculum is based on the scheme of work written by the Rochester Diocese.

R.E. teaching promotes moral and social responsibility, a concern for the world around us and a respect for all faiths and cultures. 

 

Understanding Christianity is taught for the majority of the time as well as learning which explores a range of other faiths. We give children the opportunity to explore and reflect on others' experiences  and their own ideas, encouraging the development of sensitive attitudes. Moreover, our curriculum deals with difficult and 'big' questions, and creates room for debate on more complex issues.          

 

To enrich our RE curriculum, we invite a range of visitors from church and other faith groups. Children are taught to empathise with different people in the community and understand the important role faith plays in making people special and unique. 

 

The units of work covered are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Reception

CREATION: Why is the word ‘God’ so important to Christians?

 

INCARNATION: Why do Christians perform Nativity plays at Christmas?

What do Christians believe is special about Jesus and the message that he brings?

 

SALVATION: Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?

What can we learn from Old Testament stories?

 

What stories are told by and about people of different faiths and beliefs?

Year 1

GOD: What do Christians believe God is like?

 

INCARNATION: Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

GOSPEL: What is the good news that Jesus brings?

 

SALVATION: Why does Easter matter to Christians?

JUDAISM: Who is Jewish and what do they believe?

Year 2

CREATION: Who made the world?

 

INCARNATION: Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

GOSPEL: What is the good news that Jesus brings?

 

SALVATION: Why does Easter matter to Christians?

ISLAM: Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

Year 3

PEOPLE OF GOD: What is it like to follow God?

 

SIKHISM: What is important for Sikh people?

INCARNATION: What is the Trinity?

 

SALVATION: Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?

KINGDOM OF GOD: When Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?

 

SIKHISM: How do Sikh people worship and celebrate?

Year 4

 

CREATION: What do Christians learn from the Creation story?

 

INCARNATION: What is the Trinity?

GOSPEL: What kind of a world did Jesus want?

 

SALVATION: Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?

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

 

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

Year 5

GOD: What does it mean if God is loving and holy?

 

JUDAISM: What does it mean to be Jewish in Britain today?

Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?

 

SALVATION: What did Jesus do to save human beings?

INCARNATION: Was Jesus the Messiah?

 

PEOPLE OF GOD: How can following God bring freedom and justice?

Year 6

CREATION: Creation and science: conflicting or complementary? in the wider context of ‘Big Questions’

 

GOSPEL: What would Jesus do?

KINGDOM OF GOD: What kind of king is Jesus?

 

SALVATION: What difference does the resurrection make for Christians?

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

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