Aylesham Primary School

Religious Education

The Purpose Of Religious Education (R.E)

Our vision for R.E is based on the Kent Syllabus for RE supported by plans from Canterbury Diocese. It will be changing as of September 2018 to the new Kent RE, SACRE syllabus.

Religious education contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Our world is enriched by a wide and profound diversity of cultures and beliefs. We as human beings are strengthened and empowered by learning from each other. Engaging and stimulating religious education helps to nurture informed and resilient responses to misunderstanding, stereotyping and division. It offers a place of integrity and security within which difficult or ‘risky’ questions can be tackled within a safe but challenging context. 

In R.E pupils discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions, in local, national and global contexts, through learning about and from religions and other world views. They learn to appraise the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully.

Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and other world views, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities. It should develop in pupils an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in society with its diverse understanding of life from religious and other world views.

Pupils should gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret and evaluate texts, sources of wisdom and authority and other evidence. They learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ. 

Collective Worship happens 4 times a week in our school.

R.E Curriculum

KENT SACRE 2017 - 2022

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year R

Which stories are special and why? (Christianity)

Which people are special and why? (Christianity)

Which places are special and why? (Christianity)

Which times are special and why? (Christianity)

Where do we belong?

What is special about our world and why?

Year 1

What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

(Christmas)

Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

What makes some places sacred?

Year 2

How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?

How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

(Diwali)

Who is Jewish and what do they believe?

How can we learn from sacred books?

Year 3

What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?

What do different people believe about God?

(Christians and Hindus)

Why are festivals important to religions and communities

(Easter)

Why do people pray?

Why is the Bible so important for Christians today?

Year 4

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right & wrong?

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

Why are festivals important to religions and communities

(Eid)

Why do some people think that life is like a journey and what significant experiences mark this?

Year 5

Why do some people think God exists?

If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?

(Visit Church & Mandir)

What would Jesus Do? (Can we live by the value of Jesus in the 21st Century)

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

Year 6

Is it better to express your beliefs in art and architecture or in charity and generosity?

What difference does it make to believe Ahimsa, Grace and/or Ummah?

What matters most to Christians and Humanists?

SATs Focus

What do religions say to us when life gets hard?