Our school follows the Leeds & York Diocesan Syllabus which draws on and is fully compatible with the Understanding Christianity materials. Religious Education has the status of a core subject within our school.
As a Church of England School, our main emphasis is teaching about the Christian tradition. We do, however, teach about other major world faiths alongside non-religious world views. We have chosen to study Judaism, Sikhism and Islam at KS2. At KS1 pupils explore the traditions of Judaism and Islam. In Early Years, pupils follow the recommended units from the Leeds and York Diocesan Agreed Syllabus alongside the ‘Puddles and Freddie’ series.
We believe that Religious Education both supports and strengthens what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. Our caring ethos and the values which we place on the development of the whole child: spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in our RE curriculum.
The principal aim of our RE curriculum is to enable pupils of whatever ability and level of development to hold balanced and informed conversations about religion and belief.
We aim to help pupils encounter core concepts in religions and beliefs in a coherent way, developing their understanding and their ability to hold balanced and informed conversations and to ask inquisitive, exploratory questions about religions and beliefs. Links with our key Christian values (compassion, friendship, endurance, peace, happiness, koinonia and reverence) are key to our RE curriculum and we believe they have a significant impact on our learners.
Our curriculum is underpinned by three core elements, which are woven together to provide breadth and balance within teaching and learning about religions and beliefs: Making sense of beliefs/the text, understanding the impact and making connections.
The Subject Leader for RE is Mrs Lucy Lancaster.
Long Term Plans for R.E
|Route||Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|A/B||Rev Freddie Fisher –vestments and the Churches year. Harvest, Advent, Christmas|
A Wet and Windy Harvest for Puddles – Festivals, Food, Autumn, Colours
Puddles and the Christmas Play– Winter,Seasons, Celebrations, Christmas, Light
|Rev Freddie Fisher –vestments and the Churches year. Lent, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost|
Puddles and the Happy Easter Day – Spring, New Life, Beginnings, Baby Animals
|Puddles Lends a Paw People who help us, helping others|
A Wedding Day Wish for Puddles – Weddings, Friendships, Homes and Families
|Creation and Thanksgiving|
|A Hindu Family|
Easter – A time for celebration and joy
|Questions that puzzle us|
Celebrating: who celebrates what and why
|How do we show we care?|
|Special meals Easter and Passover||Special Stories for Christians and Muslims|
Holy Places: What can we learn from visiting a religious building?
|Does a beautiful world mean there is a wonderful God?|
Advent and Christmas around the world
|How and why do Hindus, Muslims and Christians see life like a journey?|
Four Momentous Days – The First Easter
|What makes Jesus and inspiration to some people?|
A Celebration – the Christmas Story
|How and why do Jews worship at home?|
The Church’s Year: a focus on Lent and Easte
|Why do people love their sacred places?|
|What will make our community more tolerant and respectful?|
A Christmas Journey.
|The Hindu tradition.|
What do Christians believe about Jesus’ resurrection?
Where did the Christian Bible come from?
|Values: What matters most?|
How do people express their faith through the arts
|Sacred journeys and pilgrimages.|
Christmas – why are sacred texts important?
|Easter – a promise of life after death.|
Christian Aid and Islamic Relief: Can they change the world?
|Why are there over 50 mosques in North Yorkshire?|