Religious Education

The Christian faith was the inspiration behind the formation of the school in 1674 and continues to shape all aspects of our endeavours.  The legacy is widened throughout all of the curriculum, but particularly in our collective worship and teaching of Religious Education.

As ‘confident learners,’ we intend to challenge our pupils to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other religions and world views.  Through an investigative approach, we want our pupils to reflect on and consider important questions of identity and belonging, questions of meaning and values and commitments.  Through the teaching of RE, we will offer pupils opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. They will consider the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures. We know that RE plays an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It helps pupils become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. It gives them the knowledge, skills and understanding to discern and value truth and goodness, strengthening their capacity for making moral judgements and for evaluating different types of commitment to make positive and healthy choices.

As ‘joyful leaners,’ we intend that our pupils will enjoy their learning.  Through understanding and respect, we intend to deliver a rich curriculum, sharing in song, dance and performance and enriched with visits and visitors.  We intend to use moral and social awareness to support local charity and to work closely with the Care Home and members of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson.

As ‘global learners,’ we intend to look beyond our own community.  We want to develop links through visits, correspondence and study locally, nationally and internationally.  We intend that our pupils will have a world view on religion but will also have a good understanding of religion closer to home.

As identified in the Statement of Entitlement, teaching and learning in RE in this school will provide:

  • A challenging and robust curriculum based on an accurate theological framework.
  • An assessment process which has rigour and demonstrates progression based on knowledge and understanding of core religious concepts.
  • A curriculum that draws on the richness and diversity of religious experience worldwide.
  • In EYFS, pupils study Christianity, including an encounter with a story from a different religion.
  • In KS1, pupils study Christianity, Islam, Judaism and a multi-faith unit about praying.
  • In KS2, pupils study Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Humanism.
  • We use Understanding Christianity, The Emmanuel Project and other resources for teaching RE.
  • RE has an allocation of 5% of curriculum time throughout school. We expect our younger learners to spend less time each week and our older pupils slightly longer.
  • The teaching of Christianity within the RE curriculum is over 60% of the total. 
  • A pedagogy that instils respect for different views and interpretations; and, in which real dialogue and theological enquiry takes place.
  • The opportunity for pupils to deepen their understanding of the religion and world views as lived by believers.
  • RE that makes a positive contribution to SMSC development

 

LADY KATHERINE LEVESON CE PRIMARY SCHOOL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OVERVIEW

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

 

HARVEST

ADVENT

CHRISTMAS

 

EPIPHANY

CANDLEMAS

LENT/EASTER

 

ASCENSION/PENTECOST

EYFS

 

Christianity

Creation

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

Including an encounter with …

A Muslim whispering Allah in a baby’s ear

(EP)

 

Christianity

Incarnation

Why do Christians perform nativity plays at Christmas?

Including an encounter with …

A Muslim story: Muhammad and the Ants

(EP)

 

Christianity

Salvation

How can we help others when they need it?

Including an encounter with …

A Sikh story: Har Gobind and the 52 Princes

(EP)

 

Christianity

Salvation

Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?

Including an encounter with …

A Buddhist story: The Monkey King

(EP)

 

Christianity

Incarnation

What makes every single person unique and precious?

Including an encounter with …

Hindus celebrating at Raksha Bandhan

(EP)

Christianity

Creation

How can we care for our wonderful world?

Including an encounter with …

Tu Be Shevat: the Jewish ‘Birthday of Trees’

(EP)

Y1

 

 

Christianity

God

What do Christians believe that God is like?

(UC 1.1)

 

Judaism

Mitzvot / Tzedakah

Why is learning to do good deeds so important to Jewish people?

(EP)

Christianity

Why do Christians celebrate Jesus’ birthday?

(AU)

 

Christianity

Creation

Who made the world?

(UC 1.2)

Christianity

Salvation

Why does Easter matter to Christians? (Core Learning)

(UC 1.5)

 

Judaism

Creation / blessings

Why do Jewish families say so many prayers and blessings?

(EP)

Multi-faith

How and why people pray

(AU)

 

Y2

 

 

Judaism

Teshuvah

Why do Jewish families talk about repentance at New Year?

(EP)

 

Christianity

Incarnation

Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

(UC 1.3)

Christianity

Celebrating Christmas throughout the world

(AU)

 

Islam

Mercy / compassion

How do some Muslims show Allah is compassionate and merciful?

(EP)

Christianity

Christian love

 What did Jesus teach us about being kind?

(AU)

 

Judaism

Torah / Rabbi

Why is the Torah such a joy for the Jewish community?

(EP)

Christianity

Gospel

What is the good news that Jesus brings?

(UC 1.4)

Y3

 

 

Christianity

People of God

What is it like to follow God?

(UC 2a.2)

Judaism

Covenant

What symbols and stories help Jewish people remember their covenant with God?

(EP)

Christianity

Why is the time of Advent important to Christians?

(AU)

 

Hinduism

Karma

Why do Hindus want to collect good karma?

(EP)

Christianity

Gospel

What kind of a world did Jesus want?

(UC 2a.4)

 

Christianity

Kingdom of God

When Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?

(UC 2a.6)

Islam

Submission

How does a Muslim show their submission and obedience to Allah?

(EP)

Y4

 

 

Christianity

Creation/Fall

What do Christians learn from the Creation story?

(UC 2a.1)

Christianity Incarnation

What is the Trinity?

(UC 2a.3)

Christianity

What is the role of Angels in the Christmas story?

(AU)

 

Hinduism

Dharma

How does the story of Rama and Sita inspire Hindus to follow their dharma?

(EP)

Christianity

Salvation

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

(UC 2a.5)

 

Islam

Prophethood

Why do Muslims call Muhammad the ‘seal of the prophets’?

(EP)

Sikhism*

Equality

How do Sikhs put their beliefs about equality into practice?

(EP)

Y5

 

 

Christianity

God

What does it mean if God is holy and loving?

(UC 2b.1)

Christianity Incarnation

Was Jesus the Messiah?

(UC 2b.4)

Christianity

How do the Magi’s gifts reflect a prophecy for Jesus?

(AU)

 

Hinduism*

Moksha

What spiritual pathways to Moksha are written about in Hindu scriptures?

(EP)

Christianity Salvation

What did Jesus do to save human beings?

(UC 2b.6)

 

Buddhism Enlightenment

How did Buddha teach his followers to find enlightenment?

(EP)

Islam*

Revelation

What does the Qur’an reveal about Allah and his guidance?

(EP)

Y6

 

 

Humanism

Happiness

Why do humanists say happiness is the goal of life?

(EP)

Hinduism

Brahman

How do questions about Brahman and atman influence the way a Hindu lives?

(EP)

Christianity

What is the Christmas story?

(AU)

 

Christianity

Kingdom of God

What kind of king is Jesus?

(UC 2b.8)

Christianity Salvation

What difference does the resurrection make for Christians?

(UC 2b.7)

 

Islam

Tawhid

How does tawhid create a sense of belonging to the Muslim community?

(EP)

Christianity

Creation

Creation and science: conflicting or complementary?

(UC 2b.2)