Religious Education

 

As part of a multi-faith school in a multi- faith community we are clear that this learning supports tolerance, understanding, appreciation and care for each other. This desire to learn about and from each other is a key British Value.                                                                                                       

Philosophy

We will encourage and support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all

children. No adult within our school will teach children to value any one religion above any other.

Roe Green is a school with a rich mixture of pupils from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and

faith communities. The school has therefore adopted the Brent Agreed Syllabus for Religious

Education.

Purposes

  • Children will learn about the religious beliefs and customs of themselves and others.
  • We will teach the awareness of the advantages of living and working in a multifaith school.
  • We will encourage children to recognise the similarities and differences within different faith communities.
  • We will promote the understanding of, and the connection between religious belief and morality.
  • We will help children develop a sense of awe, wonder and mystery.
  • We will promote attitudes such as respect, fairness and enquiry and help children to explore sensitive and controversial issues.

Success Indicators

We will be succeeding when Children show awareness of differences and similarities in different faith communities.

  • Children recognize and describe people, objects, symbols, places and events from the units of work taught.
  • Children remember the outlines of significant stories.
  • Children talk or write about an aspect of a religion linking key people, objects, places or events.
  • Children suggest meanings for religious symbols, stories and language.
  • Parents support our practice and are happy with their children’s knowledge, spiritual, moral and social development.

Evaluating Practice

We will monitor progress and implementation of the policy by assessing pupils’ understandings

through speaking and listening tasks, writing, art and assembly work. This will be done through

observing lessons, assemblies and looking at work.

 

Schemes of Work

Nursery

Children learn through making discoveries about themselves and their immediate surroundings.

Guidance is found in the Brent Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education P15 and in the EYFS

document in the Knowledge and Understanding of the World section. Children are introduced to

aspects of religious experience from many faiths – through festivals and stories, and can explore

their own experiences and the perspectives of others through play. Whenever possible the Nursery

takes part in religious celebrations and assemblies. Children’s sense of awe and wonder is

encouraged throughout the nursery curriculum.

 

Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

These are based on the Brent Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

Core Units

Myself - Festivals and Celebrations

  • These are developed throughout the school in all year groups.
  • Units of work are planned with clear learning objectives.
  • Additional work may be developed from the children’s own experiences at home or in school.
  •  Progression is planned for core units that are repeated in more than one year group.

Additional Units

Different year groups teach these topics.

  • Caring for each other - Reception
  • Caring for our world - Rec. Yr.1 & Yr. 2
  • Food - Rec. Yr. 2
  • Light - Yr. 1
  • Symbol - Yr. 2
  • Water - Yr. 1

During key stage 2, pupils are taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through the following

Core Units:

  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism

Planning

Senior Leaders, Year Leaders and class teachers plan work during year group planning meetings.

Schemes of work inform half term plans, which inform weekly plans. Wherever possible work is

cross -curricular and basic skills are addressed throughout RE work

Time allocated to Religious Education at K.S.1 & K.S. 2 is a minimum of 36 hours per year.

 

                           

SACRE letter to parents 2014      (Click here to download