Why is RE successful at Handale?

  • Children respect one another and are sensitive to others, especially those with faiths and beliefs different to their own.
  • We have faith focused assemblies delivered by school staff with confidence of content.
  • We hold regular conversations with children with regards to RE being taught identifying knowledge gained, their own opinions and their sensitivity to the opinions of others with regards to religion choice and world view.
  • Well-resourced RE lessons are delivered with a focus on increasing children’s knowledge and awareness of different religions and worldviews.
  • Thoughts and opinions from the children are considered alongside raising their ability to respond to questions with an RE focus.

At Handale Primary, we aim for…

Children to develop their respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular for those with faiths and beliefs different to their own.

Children to develop a knowledge of Christianity as the main religion within Great Britain whilst also taking into account the teachings and practices of other principal religions and worldviews in Great Britain including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Humanism.

Pupil’s dialogue to continue to develop with regards to religions and worldviews.

Pupils dialogue to continue to develop when they discuss their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences. They should do this clearly and coherently and with confidence ensuring that they are respecting the rights of others who have differing views.

Staff to feel confident when teaching RE.

Children to understand the purpose of RE, why it is taught and when it is being taught.

The profile of RE to be high within Handale Primary School.

Religious Education Long Term Plan

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 1Theme: Creation Story Concept: God/Creation Key Question: Does God want Christians to look after the world? Religion: ChristianityTheme: Christmas Concept: Incarnation Key Question: What gifts might Christians in my town given Jesus if he had been born here rather than Bethlehem? Religion: ChristianityTheme: Jesus as a friend Concept: Incarnation Key Question: Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship? Religion: ChristianityTheme: Easter-Palm Sunday Concept: Salvation Key Question: Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday? Religion: ChristianityTheme: Shabbat Key Question: Is Shabbat important to Jewish children? Religion: JudaismTheme: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Key Question: Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children? Religion: Judaism
Year 2Theme: What did Jesus teach? Concept: Gospel Key Question: Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time? Religion: ChristianityTheme: Christmas – Jesus as a gift from God Concept: Incarnation Key Question: Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world? Religion: ChristianityTheme: Passover Key Question: How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do? Religion: JudaismTheme: Easter-Resurrection Concept: Salvation Key Question: How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after his crucifixion? Religion: ChristianityTheme: The Covenant Key Question: How special is the relationship Jews have with God? Religion: JudaismTheme: Rites of passage and good works Key Question: What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God? Religion: Judaism
Year 3Theme: Divali Key Question: Would celebrating Divali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child? Religion: HinduismTheme: Christmas Concept: Incarnation Key Question: Has Christmas lost its true meaning? Religion: ChristianityTheme: Jesus’ Miracles Concept: Incarnation Key Question Could Jesus heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation? Religion: ChristianityTheme: Easter Concept: Salvation Key Question: What is ‘good’ about Good Friday? Religion: Christianity*Theme: Hindu Beliefs Key Question: How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything? Religion: Hinduism  Theme: Pilgrimage to the River Ganges Key Question: Would visiting the River Ganges feel special to a non-Hindu? Religion: Hinduism
Year 4Theme: Buddhas Teaching Key Question: Is it possible for everyone to be happy? Religion: BuddhismTheme: Christmas Concept: Incarnation Key Question: What is the most important part of the nativity story for Christians today? Religion: ChristianityTheme: The 8-fold path Key Question: Can the Buddha’s teachings make the world a better place? Religion: BuddhismTheme: Easter Concept: Salvation Key Question: Is forgiveness always possible for Christians? Religion: ChristianityTheme: The 8-fold path Key Question: What is the best way for a Buddhist to lead a good life? Religion: BuddhismTheme: Prayer and Worship Key Question: Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians? Religion: Christianity
Year 5*Theme: Belief into action Key Question: How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion? Religion: Sikhism  Theme: Christmas Concept: Incarnation Key Question: Is the Christmas story true? Religion: Christianity*Theme: Beliefs and moral values Key Question Are Sikh stories important today? Religion: Sikhism  Theme: Easter Concept: Salvation Key Question: How important is it for Christians to believe God intended Jesus to die? Religion: Christianity*Theme: Prayer and Worship Key Question: What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God? Religion: SikhismTheme: Beliefs and Practices Key Question: What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God? Religion: Christianity
     
Year 6Theme: Beliefs and Practices Key Question: What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God? Religion: IslamTheme: Christmas Concept: Incarnation Key Question: How significant is it that Mary was Jesus’ mother? Religion: Christianity  Theme: Beliefs and meaning Concept: Salvation Key Question: Is anything ever eternal? Religion: ChristianityTheme: Easter Concept: Gospel Key Question: Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on earth? Religion: ChristianityTheme: Beliefs and moral values Concept: Gospel Key Question: Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives? Religion: Islam NB: This enquiry is taught in 2 sections over the term

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