Religious Education and KS1 Long Term Plans

 

Religious Education Policy

 

 Effective from: September 2018                Review: September 2019

 

Aims

Our main aim is to enable children the opportunity to understand the nature of religious beliefs, practices and the importance of these in the lives of believers.  We aim to help children learn about Christianity and Hinduism through Year 1 and Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism through Year 2 and the opportunities to consider and explore their own beliefs.

  • Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all our pupils through promoting the fundamental British values of mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
  • Encouraging children to share their views and to understand they can have their own different beliefs but that they should not be used to influence others.
  • The nature of Christianity and its historical and continuing influence on individuals and cultures
  • Contrast religions (Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity)
  • Explore other faiths as appropriate (Chinese New Year, Harvest)

 

Organisation and Delivery of RE

  • In the Foundation Stage, early religious understanding is developed by exploration and sharing experiences such as celebrations, traditions, birthdays, Easter and Christmas. 
  • Throughout Key Stage 1 Religious Education is taught using a variety of styles and strategies incorporating:
  • In Key Stage 1 R.E. is usually taught as a separate subject however, there are opportunities for cross curricular and topic based work.
  • Throughout school we develop our religious understanding by exploring Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism as they enter Year 2 through a range of religious traditions.
  • Periods of reflection
    • Opportunities to compare and contrast
    • Opportunities to explore artefacts
    • Group Discussions
    • Explore meaningful stories (sacred or secular)
    • Opportunities to discuss similarities and differences between religions
    • Art, use of pictures/posters
    • Music, drama, movement
    • Stories/poems, videos/tapes
    • ICT
    • Food
    • Discussion/Interviews
    • Role play/acting out stories
    • A visit to the local church
    • A visit from the Vicar  Children in the Foundation Stage have their attainment assessed by observations and their progress is tracked and monitored through the use of Early Years Outcomes throughout Nursery and Reception. The Foundation Stage profile will indicate if children are reaching expected levels by the end of Reception and will be used in transition into Key Stage 1. 


      Equal Opportunities and Inclusion
    • Religious Education is taught to all pupils except those withdrawn by their parents.
    • In Key Stage 1 children will be assessed according to work produced, observations and group discussions. Assessments will be highlighted onto Seaton Academy Assessment Performance Descriptors. Results from all assessments will be posted onto Scholar Pack.


      Assessment
    • R.E. is planned so children use all their senses and are prompted to think, question, explore, experience, reflect, feel, wonder, share own thoughts, enjoy and value.
    • All children are given access to a broad and balanced RE curriculum regardless of gender, ability, race or religion.
    • Provision will be made for individual needs in IEP’s
    • Equal opportunities are provided and sessions are adapted for all children, including children with Special Educational Needs, those who are talented or gifted and children from different cultural backgrounds.
    • A feeling of self worth will be engendered throughout the activities.


      Health and Safety
  • All aspects of this policy and practice are carried out with regard to our health and safety procedures.
  • All relevant risk assessments should be read in conjunction with this policy.
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KEY STAGE 1 - RELIGIOUS EDUCATION                

CO-ORDINATOR - MISS K ROBERTSON

Year 1

Year 2

Autumn 1

What does it mean to belong to Christianity and Hinduism?

What is Christianity?

What is the Bible?

The Creation Story

Diwali

Autumn 1

What does it mean to belong to Hinduism?

Belonging

Celebrations

Traditions

Hindu Gods

Autumn 2

Who is Jesus?/Christmas

Who is Jesus?

Special Books

Festivals of light

Christmas

Autumn 2

What are some Festivals of Light?

Hanukkah

Diwali

Christingle

Christmas

Spring 1

Signs and symbols/celebrations

Special people

Baptism

Communion/confirmation

Wedding

Hindu Wedding

Holi

Spring 1

How did Moses inspire the Exodus?

Moses

Special Stories

10 Commandments

Spring 2

 

Celebrations and Easter

Chinese New Years

Festivals

Prayers

New Life

Easter

Birthdays

Spring 2

What can we learn from visiting a church at Easter?

Signs and symbols

Birth

Church

Church visit

New life

Easter

Summer 1

Special places and why are they special to some people?

Special places

Leaders e.g. Jesus/God

Places of worship

Ramadan

Rama and Sita

People who help us

Summer 1

What are the most important things in life?

Important to me

Places important to Christians

Places important to Hinduism beliefs

Places important to Judaism beliefs

Summer 2

Gods

Christianity

Brahma

Rama

Saraswat

Gods

Religions

Summer 2

Why are some book and stories special to some people?

Bible/Torah

The Good Samaritan

Friendship

Joseph and the Technicolour Dream Coat