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                                          North Bradley Primary School RE
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North Bradley Primary School hold the REQM Gold for fantastic work in RE. The subject leader, Mrs Cooke, is a Hub leader for Salisbury Diocese, sits on the Wiltshire SACRE panel, presents on Understanding Christianity courses for Salisbury Diocese and runs RE courses for the Wiltshire SACRE. She is passionate about sharing good practise with other schools.

 

 

Our Intent for our Religion and World Views Curriculum

 

Our RE curriculum is designed to meet the content requirements of the Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus and the Understanding Christianity Project.  This includes studying the five main world religions and non-religious beliefs. At least fifty percent of our RE teaching will be on Christianity, in line with the Church of England statutory requirements. We strongly believe in teaching our children to become philosophical thinkers as well.

 

 

Our Implementation for our Religion and World Views Curriculum

Our RE lessons are based on big questions and the enquiry form of study. We collect clues and make connections in order to form possible answers to these big questions. Our work is concept driven and often focuses on key words to develop religious literacy and equip us with skills we need to think about and discuss religion. We use individual books to record our work and large floor books to record our thoughts in discussions, debates and group work. We currently learn about Christianity and Judaism and a small amount of Islam in key stage 1 and Christianity and Islam in key stage two as well as aspects of Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. We also introduce Humanism as a non-religious world view. We have regular visits and visitors as part of our RE Curriculum and have outdoor learning on our school grounds.  RE lessons often include philosophical thinking, circle time, critical thinking, learning from believers and opportunities to unpack concepts through drama, art and ICT. Our RE helps us to learn about and respect diversity in the United Kingdom and around the world. RE is taught by two specialist RE teachers as well as four out of the seven class teachers.

 

 

The Impact of our Religion and World Views Curriculum

 

Through the teaching of our RE lessons the children should be able to access key religious vocabulary to help them discuss, recall knowledge and understand religion within society. Specific skills for Religious Education will have been developed including:

Key Stage 1

  • retelling religious stories
  • recognising symbols
  • sharing and respecting opinions
  • asking questions
  • responding positively to differences and similarities

 

Key Stage 2

 

  • making connections between words and wisdom
  • reflecting on personal values and those of a believer
  • understanding different ways of life and ways to express meaning
  • asking and answering questions from their viewpoint and that of a believer
  • discussing issues and supporting the development of community cohesion whilst challenging prejudice

 

 

Our ongoing skills development include:

Critical thinking

Religious tolerance

Investigation

Interpretation

Reflection

Evaluation

Analysis

Synthesis

Application

Expression

Self-understanding

Communication

Problem solving

 

 

Our developing attitudes in religion and world views include:

Self esteem

Curiosity

Fairness

Respect

Empathy

Wonder

Open mindedness

Working with others

Sense of community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Bradley RE Curriculum

 

Reception:

Term 1: share and record times when they felt special talk about people that are special to them – family picture Love each other love ourselves

Term2: examples of special occasions, features of a good celebration, recall Christmas story, recall Diwali story love learning

Term 3: identify qualities of good friendships, recall stories about special people in the bible – care for others Love each other

Term 4: somewhere that is special to us, religious faiths have places for special occasions, recall Easter story love ourselves

Term 5: somewhere that is special to us, religious faiths have places for special occasions, recall Ramadan main features love ourselves

Term 6: appropriate language and words when in a church, introduce signs and symbols of the Christian faith love learning

 

Year 1:

Term 1: Ourselves, what does it mean to belong? What do we celebrate at special times (Divali, Christmas, Harvest and birthdays) UCP – Creation 1.2, Incarnation 1.3, Gospel (what is the good news Jesus brings?) Love each other love ourselves

Term 2: What do some people believe about God? UCP God 1.1. Easter UCP 1.5 Salvation love learning

Term 3: What people believe about God, humanity and the natural world UCP Creation 1.2 The beginning of the world: what can we learn from special Christian and Muslim stories?Why is God important to Muslims? (Ramadan and Eid festivals) Love each other Love our world

 

 

Year 2

Term 1: UCP Gospel – what is the good news Jesus brings? Why do Christians love the stories of Jesus? love ourselves

Term 2: Christianity – incarnation/Christmas. love learning

 

Term 3: How does being Jewish made a difference to family and celebrations? Love each other

Term 4: Christianity – salvation/Easter. love learning

Term 5: What do Christians believe God is like? (UCP-God) love learning

Term 6: Why and how do special symbols help people know what they believe? (Judaism and Christianity)  Love each other love ourselves

 

 

Year 3

 

Term 1+2: What do different people believe God is like? (Christianity and Islam). As part of the Christianity aspect we will introduce the idea of the Trinity (UCP- Incarnation: What is the Trinity?). love ourselves

We will also look (1 lesson) at Catholic beliefs to tie in with the class topic of Spain.

Also, Christmas – the deeper meaning and the belief in incarnation.

Term 3+4: UCP- People of God (Christianity: Noah and Abraham, promises and Judaism: Covenants and prophets, commandments) Love each other

Also, the deeper meaning of festivals - Easter (UCP- Salvation) and Passover.

Term 5+6: Sacred books. UCP- Gospel: What kind of world did Jesus want? The Torah and the Qur’an.

Skills focus on: similarities and differences.  love learning

 

 

Year 4:

Term 1: Beliefs in action in the world: how religions and beliefs respond to global issues of human rights, fairness, social justice and the importance of the environment (UCP: Creation/Fall 2a.1 What do Christians learn from the creation story?) How and why do believers care for others in the world? Inspirational people: figures from whom believers find inspiration. How does a Christian follow Jesus? Christmas. Love each other Love our world

Term 2: Worship, pilgrimage and sacred places: where, how and why people worship, including at particular sites. Where and why do people worship? Easter: UCP Salvation 2a.5 Why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday? Love each other

Term 3: Religion and the individual: What is expected of a person in following a religion or belief. Keeping the five pillars. What difference does it make to Muslims? UCP Kingdom of God 2a,6 – When Jesus left what was the impact of Pentecost? Love each other love ourselves Love our world

 

 

 

Year 5:

Term 1: Beliefs and questions: how people’s beliefs about God. The world and others impact on their lives. What do people believe God is like? Prayer: how do people of different faiths use prayer? Religion and the individual: what is expected of a person in following a religion or belief. Can religious teachings help us decide what is the best way to live? UCP: God 2b.1   What does it mean if God is Holy and Loving? Christmas/Incarnation – revise 2a.3 What is the trinity? Love each other love ourselves

Term 2: Symbols and religious expression: how religious and spiritual ideas are expressed? How do art, architecture and poetry express religious beliefs and ideas? Easter. UCP: 2b.3 people of God. How can following God bring freedom and justice? 2b.6 Salvation – what did Jesus do to save human beings? Love each other love ourselves

Term 3: Religion Family and Community: how religious families and communities practise their faith and the contributions this makes to local life. How can we make Wiltshire/my town a more respectful place? Beliefs in action in the world: how religions and beliefs respond to global issues of human rights, fairness, social justice and the importance of the environment. Justice and poverty: can religions help to make a fairer world? UCP: Gospel 2b.5 What would Jesus do? Love each other love ourselves Love our world

 

Year 6:

Term 1: Inspirational people: figures from whom believers find inspiration. Who were Mohammad/Guru Nanak? Why and how do people follow these people? Christmas UCP: Incarnation 2b.4 Was Jesus the messiah? Love each other

Term 2: The Journey of life and death: why some occasions are sacred to believers and what people think about life after death. Why do some people believe in life after death? And what difference does it make? Why do believers often see life as a journey and what significant experiences mark this The Christian journey: christening, baptism, confirmation, moving on. UCP: Salvation 2b.7 what difference does the resurrection make for Christians? love ourselves

Term 3: Beliefs in action in the world: how religious beliefs respond to global issues of human rights, fairness, social justice and the importance of the environment. Who has made a difference to the world because of their faith? How and Why? UCP: creation and fall 2b.2 creation and science conflicting or complementary? Kingdom of God: what kind of King is Jesus? Love each other  love learning Love our world

 

 

 

 

 

North Bradley Primary School RE

 

 

 

North Bradley Primary School hold the REQM Gold for fantastic work in RE. The subject leader, Mrs Cooke, is a Hub leader for Salisbury Diocese, sits on the Wiltshire SACRE panel, presents on Understanding Christianity courses for Salisbury Diocese and runs RE courses for the Wiltshire SACRE. She is passionate about sharing good practise with other schools.

 

 

Our Intent for our Religion and World Views Curriculum

 

Our RE curriculum is designed to meet the content requirements of the Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus and the Understanding Christianity Project.  This includes studying the five main world religions and non-religious beliefs. At least fifty percent of our RE teaching will be on Christianity, in line with the Church of England statutory requirements. We strongly believe in teaching our children to become philosophical thinkers as well.

 

 

Our Implementation for our Religion and World Views Curriculum

Our RE lessons are based on big questions and the enquiry form of study. We collect clues and make connections in order to form possible answers to these big questions. Our work is concept driven and often focuses on key words to develop religious literacy and equip us with skills we need to think about and discuss religion. We use individual books to record our work and large floor books to record our thoughts in discussions, debates and group work. We currently learn about Christianity and Judaism and a small amount of Islam in key stage 1 and Christianity and Islam in key stage two as well as aspects of Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. We also introduce Humanism as a non-religious world view. We have regular visits and visitors as part of our RE Curriculum and have outdoor learning on our school grounds.  RE lessons often include philosophical thinking, circle time, critical thinking, learning from believers and opportunities to unpack concepts through drama, art and ICT. Our RE helps us to learn about and respect diversity in the United Kingdom and around the world. RE is taught by two specialist RE teachers as well as four out of the seven class teachers.

 

 

The Impact of our Religion and World Views Curriculum

 

Through the teaching of our RE lessons the children should be able to access key religious vocabulary to help them discuss, recall knowledge and understand religion within society. Specific skills for Religious Education will have been developed including:

Key Stage 1

  • retelling religious stories
  • recognising symbols
  • sharing and respecting opinions
  • asking questions
  • responding positively to differences and similarities

 

Key Stage 2

 

  • making connections between words and wisdom
  • reflecting on personal values and those of a believer
  • understanding different ways of life and ways to express meaning
  • asking and answering questions from their viewpoint and that of a believer
  • discussing issues and supporting the development of community cohesion whilst challenging prejudice

 

 

Our ongoing skills development include:

Critical thinking

Religious tolerance

Investigation

Interpretation

Reflection

Evaluation

Analysis

Synthesis

Application

Expression

Self-understanding

Communication

Problem solving

 

 

Our developing attitudes in religion and world views include:

Self esteem

Curiosity

Fairness

Respect

Empathy

Wonder

Open mindedness

Working with others

Sense of community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Bradley RE Curriculum

 

Reception:

Term 1: share and record times when they felt special talk about people that are special to them – family picture Love each other love ourselves

Term2: examples of special occasions, features of a good celebration, recall Christmas story, recall Diwali story love learning

Term 3: identify qualities of good friendships, recall stories about special people in the bible – care for others Love each other

Term 4: somewhere that is special to us, religious faiths have places for special occasions, recall Easter story love ourselves

Term 5: somewhere that is special to us, religious faiths have places for special occasions, recall Ramadan main features love ourselves

Term 6: appropriate language and words when in a church, introduce signs and symbols of the Christian faith love learning

 

Year 1:

Term 1: Ourselves, what does it mean to belong? What do we celebrate at special times (Divali, Christmas, Harvest and birthdays) UCP – Creation 1.2, Incarnation 1.3, Gospel (what is the good news Jesus brings?) Love each other love ourselves

Term 2: What do some people believe about God? UCP God 1.1. Easter UCP 1.5 Salvation love learning

Term 3: What people believe about God, humanity and the natural world UCP Creation 1.2 The beginning of the world: what can we learn from special Christian and Muslim stories?Why is God important to Muslims? (Ramadan and Eid festivals) Love each other Love our world

 

 

Year 2

Term 1: UCP Gospel – what is the good news Jesus brings? Why do Christians love the stories of Jesus? love ourselves

Term 2: Christianity – incarnation/Christmas. love learning

 

Term 3: How does being Jewish made a difference to family and celebrations? Love each other

Term 4: Christianity – salvation/Easter. love learning

Term 5: What do Christians believe God is like? (UCP-God) love learning

Term 6: Why and how do special symbols help people know what they believe? (Judaism and Christianity)  Love each other love ourselves

 

 

Year 3

 

Term 1+2: What do different people believe God is like? (Christianity and Islam). As part of the Christianity aspect we will introduce the idea of the Trinity (UCP- Incarnation: What is the Trinity?). love ourselves

We will also look (1 lesson) at Catholic beliefs to tie in with the class topic of Spain.

Also, Christmas – the deeper meaning and the belief in incarnation.

Term 3+4: UCP- People of God (Christianity: Noah and Abraham, promises and Judaism: Covenants and prophets, commandments) Love each other

Also, the deeper meaning of festivals - Easter (UCP- Salvation) and Passover.

Term 5+6: Sacred books. UCP- Gospel: What kind of world did Jesus want? The Torah and the Qur’an.

Skills focus on: similarities and differences.  love learning

 

 

Year 4:

Term 1: Beliefs in action in the world: how religions and beliefs respond to global issues of human rights, fairness, social justice and the importance of the environment (UCP: Creation/Fall 2a.1 What do Christians learn from the creation story?) How and why do believers care for others in the world? Inspirational people: figures from whom believers find inspiration. How does a Christian follow Jesus? Christmas. Love each other Love our world

Term 2: Worship, pilgrimage and sacred places: where, how and why people worship, including at particular sites. Where and why do people worship? Easter: UCP Salvation 2a.5 Why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday? Love each other

Term 3: Religion and the individual: What is expected of a person in following a religion or belief. Keeping the five pillars. What difference does it make to Muslims? UCP Kingdom of God 2a,6 – When Jesus left what was the impact of Pentecost? Love each other love ourselves Love our world

 

 

 

Year 5:

Term 1: Beliefs and questions: how people’s beliefs about God. The world and others impact on their lives. What do people believe God is like? Prayer: how do people of different faiths use prayer? Religion and the individual: what is expected of a person in following a religion or belief. Can religious teachings help us decide what is the best way to live? UCP: God 2b.1   What does it mean if God is Holy and Loving? Christmas/Incarnation – revise 2a.3 What is the trinity? Love each other love ourselves

Term 2: Symbols and religious expression: how religious and spiritual ideas are expressed? How do art, architecture and poetry express religious beliefs and ideas? Easter. UCP: 2b.3 people of God. How can following God bring freedom and justice? 2b.6 Salvation – what did Jesus do to save human beings? Love each other love ourselves

Term 3: Religion Family and Community: how religious families and communities practise their faith and the contributions this makes to local life. How can we make Wiltshire/my town a more respectful place? Beliefs in action in the world: how religions and beliefs respond to global issues of human rights, fairness, social justice and the importance of the environment. Justice and poverty: can religions help to make a fairer world? UCP: Gospel 2b.5 What would Jesus do? Love each other love ourselves Love our world

 

Year 6:

Term 1: Inspirational people: figures from whom believers find inspiration. Who were Mohammad/Guru Nanak? Why and how do people follow these people? Christmas UCP: Incarnation 2b.4 Was Jesus the messiah? Love each other

Term 2: The Journey of life and death: why some occasions are sacred to believers and what people think about life after death. Why do some people believe in life after death? And what difference does it make? Why do believers often see life as a journey and what significant experiences mark this The Christian journey: christening, baptism, confirmation, moving on. UCP: Salvation 2b.7 what difference does the resurrection make for Christians? love ourselves

Term 3: Beliefs in action in the world: how religious beliefs respond to global issues of human rights, fairness, social justice and the importance of the environment. Who has made a difference to the world because of their faith? How and Why? UCP: creation and fall 2b.2 creation and science conflicting or complementary? Kingdom of God: what kind of King is Jesus? Love each other  love learning Love our world

 

 

 

 

 

 

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