Learning to Shape Our Future

We recognise that it is important for children to understand and learn about world religious views, compare different religious contexts, within a Christian setting.  We want our Learners to develop knowledge, empathy, religious literacy enabling them to confidently discuss and reflect on Big Questions about religion and it’s place within the global community.  Our intent is for our children to flourish and become well informed, reciprocal and empathetic citizens of the world and open doors to our future.

How We Learn

We want our children to read and interact with a variety of information sources, we aim for our children to be fascinated and curious enough to ask and answer questions about different religions and develop their enquiry skills.  They will have the resilience to persevere and find answers through a mixture of adult led and self-directed learning by considering the big question and developing a growth mindset through all experiences they encounter.

In line with the National Curriculum, our RE curriculum follows an ambitious, sequenced and progressive seven-year plan, cumulatively building knowledge and skills as children mature through the schools in line the current OFSTED Framework.

Children will receive a minimum of one hour of learning a week in line with the Church of England’s Statement of Entitlement.

In order to achieve this aim, our curriculum takes a multi-disciplinary approach, and provides a balance between three disciplines: Theology, Philosophy and Human and Social Sciences.

Umbrella Questions

The curriculum has been split to encompass all three of these disciplines equally under an overarching umbrella question per term for each year group.

Religions Covered

A Systematic Approach to Planning

Religious Education Progression

RE Umbrella Questions Progression

Religious Education in KS1:

Some of the wonderful learning taking place in Year 1:

Umbrella Question: What do my senses tell me about the world of religion and belief?

How can our senses help us understand the significance of the mandir within Hinduism?

What senses are invoked when celebrating the festival of Holi? What does the festival teach Hindus? How does it bring people together?

Religious Education in KS2:

Some of the wonderful learning taking place in Year 3:

Umbrella Question: Is seeing believing?

Why is the story of Exodus important to Jewish people?

Why is the story of Abraham and Isaac an important part of the Jewish faith?