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St James

Primary School

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RE

Intent

(Why we teach RE)

  • A secure level of religious understanding and knowledge.
  • Understanding the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and their own identitiy.
  • The ability to ask significan and reflective questions about religion and demonstrare a secure understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion.
  • A strong understanding of how the diversity of beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within religion cohere together.
  • Growing independence; the ability to think for themselves (critically) and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations, evaluatiing ideas and working constructively with others.
  • The ability to link the study of religion, ethics and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose.
  • A secure knowledge and understanding across a wide range of religions and beliefs.
  • Provide opportunities for social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.

 

 

 

 

Curriculum / Progress Map

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
EYFS

Development Matters Statements:

  • Special people; Compare and contrast key people in stories, Jesus, Mohammad.
  • Special times; recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times- Diwali, Christmas, Easter, Vaisakhi.
  • Special places; Understand some places are special to members of the community. 
Year 1

1B: How do we say thank you for the  earth-cycles of the year: ceation, harvest, giving thanks.

1C: Who is a Christian and why is Jesus important? (Part 1- include Jesus)1D: Beginning to learn from Sikhism (part 1)1C: Who is a Christian and why is Jesus important? (part 2-include Easter)1D: Beginning to learn from Sikhism (part 2)1A: How do people celebrate? baby, wedding, birthday?
Year 22C: Beginning to learn from Islam (part 1)2A: A world of festivals: Who celebrates what and why?2C: Beginning to learn from Islam (part 2)2B: What does Easter mean to Christians?2B: What does Easter mean to Christians?2D: Questions that puzzle us.(start before half term)
Year 33D: Jesus: why do some people think he is inspirational?3B: Why are holy books important?4B: Muslim ways of living: keeping 5 pillars (part 1)3D: Jesus: why do some people think he is inspirational? (part 2)3A: Holy buildings and Sacred space: visiting places of worship.3C: Why do people make pilgrimages?
Year 44B: Muslim ways of living: Keeping 5 pillars (part 2)4A: What is it like to be a Hindu? (part 1)4A: What is it like to be a Hindu? (part 2)4D: Finding reasons to care through religious stories- Christianity.4C: Christian and Hindu beliefs and questions on life's journey.5A: Christian Aid and Islamic relief: can they change the world?
Year 55B: Commitments and meanings- Hindu, Muslim, Christian.Additional Unit: Why do we remember 11th November and those who died in wars? What can we learn about faith and courage?5D: Muslim and Christians- who is inspiring? (part 1)5D: Muslim and Christians- who is inspiring? (part 2)5C: Respect for all: What will make Walsall a more respectful place?

5C: Respect for all: What will make Walsall a more respectful place?

 

Year 66A: Exploring key Leaders- Sikh and Hindus.6A: Exploring Key Leaders- Sikh and Hindus.6B: What matters most? Christians and Humanists?Additional Unit: What can be done to reduce racism? Can religion help?6C: What can we learn from religions about temptation?6D: How do we express spiritual ideas through the arts?
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