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Religious Education and Worship

As a Church of England school, Religious Education and Collective Worship play an integral role in the daily routine at St John’s CE Primary School.  Our curriculum is built on Christian principles and practices; promoting, moral and social responsibility, a concern for the environment and a respect for other faiths and cultures. 

 

R.E. teaching

A fundamental part of that is delivery of high quality RE teaching. Christianity is taught for the majority of the time alongside other faiths. We give children the opportunity to explore and reflect on human experiences encouraging the development of sensitive attitudes. Moreover, it deals with difficult questions and creates room for debate on more complex issues.          

 

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

 

Take a look at the units of work the children study each term in R.E.

 

Overview for 2017-18

 

 

AUTUMN

 

SPRING

 

SUMMER

 

Reception

CREATION

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

 

INCARNATION

Why do Christians perform Nativity plays at Christmas?

 

 Which stories are special and why?

(New Testament)

SALVATION

Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?

 

 

Which stories are special and why?

(Old Testament)

Which stories are special and why?

(world faiths)

Year 1

GOD

What do Christians believe that God is like?

INCARNATION

Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

CORE LEARNING

GOSPEL

What is the good news that Jesus brings?

CORE LEARNING

SALVATION

Why does Easter matter to Christians?

CORE LEARNING

JUDAISM

Who is Jewish and what do they believe?

JUDAISM

Who is Jewish and what do they believe?

Year 2

CREATION

Who made the world?

INCARNATION

Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

DIGGING DEEPER

GOSPEL

What is the good news that Jesus brings?

DIGGING DEEPER

SALVATION

Why does Easter matter to Christians?

DIGGING DEEPER

 

ISLAM

Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

ISLAM

Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

OR

 

Year 3

PEOPLE OF GOD

What is it like to follow God?

 

SIKHISM

What is important for Sikh people?

 

CHRISTMAS theme

2 lessons

INCARNATION

What is the Trinity?

CORE LEARNING

 

SALVATION

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

CORE LEARNING

 

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?

DIGGING DEEPER

 

GOSPEL

What kind of a world did Jesus want?

 

SALVATION

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

DIGGING DEEPER

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?

INCARNATION

Was Jesus the Messiah?

CORE LEARNING

 

PEOPLE OF GOD

How can following God bring freedom and justice?

 

 

SALVATION

What did Jesus do to save human beings?

 

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?

Year 6

CREATION

Creation and science: conflicting or complementary?

in the wider context of ‘Big Questions’

 

GOSPEL

What would  Jesus do?

 

CHRISTMAS

theme

2 lessons

 

ISLAM

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

SALVATION

What difference does the resurrection make for Christians?

 

 

ISLAM

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

KINGDOM OF GOD

What kind of king is Jesus?

 

 

Click here to view our school's R.E. policy.

 

Worship opportunities

Daily worship is at the heart of the life of St John’s C.E. Primary School. It offers regular opportunities for the school community to worship God, to share its beliefs and to reinforce its Christian values. Through collective worship we make a significant contribution to the religious, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of those present.

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