(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 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
Development Matters Statements:
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 2||2C: 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 3||3D: 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 4||4B: 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 5||5B: 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 6||6A: 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?|
Visit by Imam Saeed from the local Mosque and a visit from Mr Bill Green who came to talk about his experience as a Humanist.
Years 3 and 4 had an exciting opportunity to visit a local Mosque in Walsall, where the children were given a talk and tour. It allowed the children to experience learning outside the classrooom and they were able to ask questions and reflect on a different religion.