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Religious Education

Religious Education Intent Statement

To develop pupils who are religiously literate and able to hold balanced and informed conversations about religion and belief. 

RE at Thurlby Community Primary Academy will:

  • develop our childrens’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity as well as other principal religions and world views
  • focus on concepts as well as content, within the context of enquiry based learning
  • explore authentic religious material, e.g. sacred texts
  • reflect diversity in terms of the changing religious landscape of the UK so that our children are prepared for life in modern Britain
  • engage and challenge pupils, encouraging them to ask thoughtful questions 
  • reflect childrens’ own experiences and provide a safe space for discussion
  • take into account the increase in the number of people with non-religious beliefs and identities
  • provide opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development
  • help to prepare children for adult life, enabling them to develop respect and sensitivity for others
  • welcome visitors from places of worship within our community to widen childrens’ understanding
  • visit places of worship to gain a greater understanding of what faith means to different people

A framework for the teaching of RE has been devised for our School.  It has been written to reflect the requirements of the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus and is in conjunction with our current scheme: Discovery RE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RE on a Page

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

EYFS

 

Special people

What makes people special?

 

 

Christmas (Incarnation)

What is Christmas?

 

Celebrations in different cultures and worldviews

How do people celebrate?

 

 

 

Easter (Salvation)

What is Easter?

 

Stories

What can we learn from stories?

 

 

Special places

What makes places special?

Year 1

What do Christians believe about God?

 

Theme: Creation, God the Father as an introduction to the Trinity

 

Religion: Christianity

 

What gifts might Christians in my town have given Jesus if he had been born here rather than in Bethlehem?

 

Theme: Christmas

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Who is God to Jews?

 

Theme: The special relationship Jews have with God

 

Religion: Judaism

Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?

 

Theme: Easter – Palm Sunday

 

Religion: Christianity

Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?

 

Theme: Shabbat

 

Religion: Judaism

Does visiting a synagogue help Jewish children feel closer to God?

 

Theme: Prayer and worship

 

Religion: Judaism

Year 2

Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?

 

Theme: What did Jesus teach?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?

 

Theme: Christmas – Jesus as a gift from God

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Who is God to Muslims?

 

Theme: The 99 names of Allah

 

Religion: Islam

How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after his crucifixion?

 

Theme: Easter

 

Religion: Christianity

How important is the prophet Muhammad to Muslims?

 

Theme: The prophet Muhammad

 

Religion: Islam

How important is the Qur’an to Muslims?

 

Theme: The Qur’an – Holy Book

 

Religion: Islam

Year 3

What do some deities tell Sanatanis about God?

 

Theme: Belief

 

Religion: Hinduism

Has Christmas lost its true meaning?

 

Theme: Christmas

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Could Jesus heal people? Did he perform miracles or was there some other explanation?

 

Theme: Jesus’ Miracles

 

Religion: Christianity

 

What is ‘good’ about Good Friday?

 

Theme: Easter

 

Religion: Christianity

What is the best way for a Santani to lead a good life?

 

Theme: Belief in Action

 

Religion: Hinduism

Does visiting the Ganges make a person a better Sanatani?

 

Theme: Pilgrimage

 

Religion: Hinduism

Year 4

Is it possible for everyone to be happy?

 

Theme: Beliefs and Practices

 

Religion: Buddhism

What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?

 

Theme: Christmas

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Can the Buddha’s teachings make the world a better place?

 

Theme: The 8-fold path

 

Religion: Buddhism

 

Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?

 

Theme: Easter

 

Religion: Christianity

What is the best way for a Buddhist to lead a good life?

 

Theme: The 8-fold path

 

Religion: Buddhism

Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?

 

Theme: Prayer and worship

 

Religion: Christianity

Year 5

How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion?

 

Theme: Belief into Action

 

Religion: Sikhism

Is the Christmas story true?

 

Theme: Christmas

 

Religion: aChristianity

 

How are sacred teachings and stories interpreted by Sikhs today?

 

Theme: Beliefs and moral values

 

Religion: Sikhism

 

How significant is it for Christians to believe God intended Jesus to die?

 

Theme: Easter

 

Religion: Christianity

What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?

 

Theme: Prayer and worship

 

Religion: Sikhism

What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God?

 

Theme: Beliefs and Practices

 

Religion: Christianity

Year 6

What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?

 

Theme: Beliefs and Practices

 

Religion: Islam

 

Do Christmas celebrations and traditions help Christians understand who Jesus was and why he was born?

 

Theme: Christmas

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Is anything ever eternal?

 

Theme: Beliefs and meaning

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?

 

Theme: Easter

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?

 

Theme: Beliefs and Moral Values

 

Religion: Islam

 

 

How is the Qur’an vital to Muslims today?

 

Theme: The Qur’an – Holy Book

 

Religion: Islam