RE Vision

At Gilbert Scott Primary School the RE curriculum aims to:

  • Enable pupils to understand and reflect upon the religious and spiritual beliefs, practices, insights and experiences that are expressed in humanity’s search for meaning in life
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to explore and express their own responses and personal beliefs
  • RE Intent

    Through RE lessons, activities, visit, celebrations and assemblies pupils will be given opportunities to understand and reflect upon the religious and spiritual beliefs, practices, insights and experiences that are expressed in humanity’s search for meaning in life. Pupil will also be Provided with opportunities to explore and express their own responses and personal beliefs.

    Communication

    Children will be able to communicate their responses to their learning in RE through different modes of expression such as oral and written work, art, drama, role play, music and video.

    Children will gain a knowledge and understanding of the distinctive key words and concepts connected with the study of religions through activities like circle time activities, reading and writing, drama and role-play, encountering a range of written language including sacred texts, stories, poetry and creeds, discussions and debates concerning questions of life and ultimate issues and reflections concerning life experience.

    Knowledge / Understanding

    EYFS and ELP 1 – RE is taught through the ELG themes of:

  • Festivals and celebrations
  • Growing Together
  • Caring and Taking Care
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    KS1 Pupils will learn about Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

    KS2 Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

    The areas of study through which pupils will be working are:-

  • Authority and Worship
  • Sacred and Inspirational writings
  • Lifestyle and Celebrations
  • Challenge units
  • Skills

    Analysing;

  • distinguish between essential ideas, opinions, belief and fact
  • distinguish between key features of different faiths and belief systems
  • Identify similarities and difference
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    Expressing;

  • Identify, interpret and explain religious language, symbols and rituals
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    Reflecting;

  • Reflect on one’s own feelings, thoughts, experiences and relationships
  • Consider the importance of the environment and natural world
  • Recognise the significance of special moments
  • Explore questions of meaning
  • Understand the significance of people, place, object, story and experience
  • Reflect upon one’s own beliefs, values and attitudes and those of others
  • Think and speak sensitively about values, religious and spiritual topics recognising the significance of special moments
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    Empathising;

  • Listen with care and respect
  • Consider the thoughts , feelings, experiences, beliefs and values of others
  • See the world through the eyes of others and appreciate issues from their point of view
  • Develop the power of imagination to identify feelings such as love, forgiveness, sorrow, joy and compassion
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    Behaviours

    Commitment;

  • understanding the importance of commitment to a set of values by which to live;
  • willingness to develop a positive approach to life;
  • the ability to learn, while living with certainty and uncertainty.
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    Open mindedness;

  • listening to the views of others without prejudging the response;
  • careful consideration of the views of others;
  • willingness to consider evidence and argument;
  • readiness to look beyond superficial impressions or stereotypes;
  • being prepared to reconsider existing view
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    Respect;

  • one’s own beliefs, values and traditions;
  • those who have different beliefs and customs;
  • the rights of others to hold their own views without embarrassment, ridicule and intimidation;
  • caring for each other, the environment and the needs and concerns of others.
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    Self Esteem;

  • affirming the uniqueness of each person;
  • developing a mature sense of self-worth and value;
  • developing the confidence to ask important questions of meaning;
  • developing the ability to reflect.
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    Appreciation and Wonder;

  • developing a personal interest in ultimate questions;
  • the desire to search for the meaning of life;
  • developing a sense of awe, wonder and appreciation;
  • willingness to ask questions and to explore;
  • curiosity and a desire to seek after the truth;
  • developing a personal interest in ultimate questions;
  • the desire to search for the meaning of life.
  • Experience

    Visit the local community’s places of worship,

    Meeting people of Faith, providing opportunities for questioning, curiosity, and tolerance.

    Acts of collective worship.

    Opportunity to join RE based clubs.