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Religious Education

RE Vision Statement

RE will provoke challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Pupils will learn about and from religions and world views in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They will learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully. The teaching will develop a systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling pupils to develop their ideas, values and identities. It will develop in pupils an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in our society, with its diverse religions and worldviews. Pupils will gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret and evaluate texts, sources of wisdom and authority and other evidence. They will learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.

What pupils are learning about in R.E.
  Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
Autumn 1 Key Idea An introduction to our religious society and Baseline test (5 lessons ) Key Question 3.3 What’s Radical about Jesus? ( assessment ) 6 lessons. Believing Key question 3.8 * What is good and challenging about being a teenage Buddhist in Britain today? ( assessment ). Living
Autumn 2 Key Question U2.4 If God is everywhere why go to a place of worship? Christian, Jewish and Hindu. Expressing Key question 3.8 * What is good and challenging about being a teenage Sikh in Britain today? ( 5 lessons ) And a literacy writing support activity. Living Key question 3.8 What is good and challenging about being a teenage Buddhist in Britain today? Also to include study of Sand Mandalas. Living /Expressing
Spring 1 Spirited Arts Competition - assess based on write ups ( 3/4 lessons ) Key question 3. 7 Should religious buildings be sold to feed the starving? Expressing Key question 3.12 Does religion help people be good? Depth Study Faith in Action ( assessed ). Living
Spring 2 Key Question U2.3 What do religions say to us when life gets hard? All about death and the after-life Include assessment ( 7 lessons ). Believing Key question 3. 7 Should religious buildings be sold to feed the starving? Expressing Key question 3.12 Does religion help people be good? MLK as an example. Living
Summer 1 Key Question U2.8 What difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa, Grace and Ummah? Living Key question 3.8 What is good and challenging about being a teenage Buddhist in Britain today? ( assessment ). Living Key Question 3.7 How can people express the spiritual through art and music? Sikhs Worship and General. Expressing
Summer 2 Key Question U2.6 What does it mean to be Muslim a in Britain today? ( 7 lessons ). Living Key question 3.8 What is good and challenging about being a teenage Buddhist in Britain today? Living Key question 3.1 ( keep here – tranition ) Do we need to prove God’s existence? Believing

Find entries for the 2018 NATRE Spirited Arts competition, in the gallery.

R.E. Curriculum

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