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R.E.

The school follows the Discovery scheme of work which covers the areas required for the Bucks R.E. syllabus.onal literacy, social skills and spiritual development.

Early Years & Key Stage 1 -years R, 1 & 2

Pupils explore Christianity and Judaism.

  • They also learn aspects of some other religions as appropriate to the local area and achieving a balance between Abrahamic and Eastern faiths.

  • Children will also learn about non-religious views held by members of the class and their families.

  • They should use basic subject specific vocabulary.

  • They should raise questions and begin to express their own views in response to the material they learn about and in response to questions about their ideas.

In exploring these aspects of the religions, the children will also reflect on:

  • Their own sense of who they are and their uniqueness as a person in a family and community;

  • What they believe, why what they think is important and how these influence their day-to-day lives.

Key Stage 2 - years 3-6

Pupils learn about Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts.

  • They should be encouraged to be curious and to ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life.

  • They make connections between differing aspects of religion and consider the different forms of religious expression.

  • They consider the beliefs, teachings, practices and ways of life central to religion.

  • They learn about sacred texts and other sources and consider their meanings.

  • They begin to recognise diversity in religion, learning about similarities and differences within as well as between religions and beliefs and the importance of mutual understanding.

  • They recognise the challenges involved in distinguishing between ideas of right and wrong, and valuing what is good and true.

  • They should be introduced to an extended range of sources and subject specific vocabulary.

  • Pupils should learn to express their own ideas in response to the material they engage with; identifying relevant information, selecting examples and giving reasons to support their ideas and views.

In exploring these aspects of the religions, the children will also reflect on:

  • Their own sense of who they are and their uniqueness as a person in a family, community and world;
  • What they believe, what they think is important and how these influence their day-to-day lives.

Further information

 

For more information please contact the subject co-ordinator, Mrs Broomhead, alternatively please look at your child's class page.

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