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WELCOME,  to possibly the most exciting journey you will ever take. RE is all about thinking, sometimes described as philosophy. 

In RE we learn how to think about difficult questions with a view to finding answers. Therefore, to be good at RE, you need to be curious, patient, determined and thoughtful. 

We look at ethical issues and debate what is considered to be right and wrong, as well as consider why people make such decisions. To embark on the RE learning journey you need an open mind and an inquisitive nature.

Our aim is to equip all pupils with the relevant skills and confidence to become successful critical thinkers who reach their true potential. Therefore, lessons are delivered in a creative and imaginative way, employing philosophy of learning and theatre of learning techniques. 

What do we cover?

RE is all about showcasing other cultures so that pupils can learn and appreciate their own values, attitudes, and beliefs. So, in 2010 new schemes were launched across the key stages to challenge and inform pupils in their learning experience. Whereas RE continues with a strongly Christian ethos, Hinduism and Sikhism are the latest edition to the syllabus. They serve as a valued comparison to the Western World Religions previously covered in first school.

Year 5

The ChurchThe role of the Vicar, Christianity in the community, places of worship, the Bible and parables.
JesusWho was Jesus? Why is he special to Christians? The face of Jesus.​
Christmas and Easter​Festivals
​Sikhism​The 10 Guru's, the teachings of Guru Nanak, the Guru Granth, Sahib, the Gudwara and the Nishan Sahib

 

 

 Year 6

The Old Testamentwith a focus on Moses, Jonah and Gideon​
​CreationCreation stories from around the world (Christianity, Hinduism and Greek Mythology)​
​​Christmas and Easter​Festivals
Friendship​The role of the Disciples

          

                                     

  Year 7

Judaism​Chosen people, Abraham and Moses, God's laws, the Torah, Worship, Shabbat,​ Mezuzahs and food laws, special occasions and marriage
God and ScienceAtheism, agnosticism, theism and ultimate questions​
HinduismAvatars, the Shakti, the Caste System​, reincarnation and karma

 

 Year 8

Civil Rights MovementReligions role during this era​
LeadershipJesus, Mohammad, Buddha, Abraham and Moses​
Women in the BibleMary, Ruth, Martha and Mary​
Christmas and Easter​Festivals
Extreme Religion

                                            

Staffiing:

  • Specialist Leader of Learning Miss H. Jones teaching both KS2 – KS3
  • Mrs Bell KS2

 

Timetabling:

There is one lesson of RE per week and is fully inclusive. Pupils are taught in mixed ability as their form group.


Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Life Force on Tuesday Lunch times is a Christian centred group delivered by Synapse.
  • Puppet club on Thursdays for year 5's in conjunction with Synapse.

 

Community Links:

The department has strong links with Synapse, Leek Community Christian Youth Group who regularly visit to deliver Christian focused lessons across the Key Stages, and St Edwards Church. Rev, Nigel Irons delivers school assemblies as well as being the Chair of Governors.                                          

                                                  

Visits:

Year 5 trip to church where pupils learn about the different roles available in the church community including the workings of the organ and the choir, the bells and bell tower, brasses and flower arranging.

                                      

Useful Websites: 

KS2

Christianity

Sikhism 

 

KS3

Christianity

Judaism

Hinduism

An overview of topics covered can be found in curriculum documents.

                                                      

  Last updated 23/09/2015

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