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Religious Education

Intent

Our intention for RE teaching across Beacon View is that the children are given the skills to enable them to interpret human behaviour and the causes for this through a focus on different concepts including respect, specialness, belonging, celebration, identity, remembrance and love.  These concepts are explored through the cycle of:

  • Communicate (where the children explain their thoughts and feelings about the concept)
  • Apply (where the children think about how the concept affects their own life)
  • Enquire (where the children find out what the concept means to others)
  • Contextualise (where the children find out what religious people understand by the concept or idea and how this impacts their lives)
  • Evaluate (where the children look at why the concept or idea is important to religious people and consider how important it is to them.)

Through this process, the children will develop a better understanding of themselves and their own beliefs and values.  They will be able to understand and appreciate some of the different beliefs and practices of 4 of the main religions in the World, identifying and celebrating the similarities and differences within these.

 

Whole School Overview

Religious Education is taught in each year group across Beacon View.  To identify what aspects of religious studies to teach, we follow the agreed Hampshire syllabus Living Difference III.  To find out more information about this syllabus, you can follow the link below.

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/education/hias/curriculumsupport/living-difference.htm

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons on grounds of their faith.  Please speak to your child’s class teacher if this is something you wish to consider.

 

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

Concept: Celebrating (birth)

Focus: Jesus’ birth

Concept: Celebration

Focus: Harvest

Concept: God

Focus: Ideas about God

Concept: Neighbour

Focus: The Good Samaritan

Concept: Ritual

 

Focus: Sukkot

 

Concept: Belonging

 

Focus: Belonging in Islam

 

Concept: Rites of Passage

 

Focus: The journey of life

 

Autumn 2

Concept: Journey’s End

Focus: Nativity

Concept: Light as a symbol

Focus: Divali and Advent

 

Concept: Angels

 

Focus: Angels

 

Concept: Symbol

Focus: Hannukah

 

Concept: Faith

 

Focus: Annunciation

 

Concept: Warning

 

Focus: The Christmas story – The Magi

 

Spring 1

Concept: Precious

 

Focus: Water

 

Concept: Remembering

Focus: Holi

 

Concept: Persuasion

Focus: Following Jesus

 

Concept: Freedom

 

Focus: Passover and Moses

 

Concept: Identity

 

Focus: Purim

 

Concept: Stewardship

 

Focus: Creation

 

Concept: Power

 

Focus: God’s Power

 

Spring 2

Concept: Change

Focus: People Jesus met

 

Concept: Happy and Sad

Focus: Easter

Concept: Welcoming

Focus: Palm Sunday

 

Concept: Ceremony

 

Focus: Death ceremonies

 

Concept: Symbol

 

Focus: The cross

 

Concept: Laws

 

Focus: Easter – Jesus the law breaker

 

Concept: Resurrection

 

Focus: The Empty Cross

 

Summer 1

Concept: Remembering (Someone special)

Focus: Krishna’s birthday

Concept: Special

Focus: Special Clothes

 

Concept: Authority

Focus: Key events in the life of Jesus

 

Concept: Symbol

 

Focus: Trees as a symbol

 

Concept: Courage

Focus: Old testament stories

Concept: Sacrifice

 

Focus:  Eid-ul-Adha

 

Concept: A Good Life

 

Focus: Humanism

 

Summer 2

Concept: Looking Forward

 

Focus: Transition

Concept: Special

Focus: Special Food

Concept: Creation

 

Focus: Creation Stories

 

Concept: Temptation

 

Focus: Making Choices

 

Concept: Divine

 

Focus: Miracle stories

 

Concept: Message

 

Focus: Jesus, his teachings and his message

 

Concept: Justice

 

Focus: Stories of justice

 


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