Why do we teach RE? (Intention)
At Wildground federation we aim to give the children the foundations of religious education skills to prepare them for the diversity and acceptance of many different religions within our culture. We want the children to be educated in these areas so that they have a knowledge of the beliefs that that are practised by different religions and therefore understand and accept that it is up to the individual as to what they believe. Through our teaching of religious education we aim to instil the importance of belonging and how it is acceptable to belong to many different groups or societies.
How do we teach RE? (Implementation)
At Wildground federation religious education is taught through enhanced and continuous provision in EYFS with some teacher led tasks such as religious stories related to festivals. In KS1 and KS2 the subject is taught discreetly but may overlap with other subjects. Wildground Federation uses Living Difference III, which is the Agreed Syllabus for religious education (RE) in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, and the Isle of Wight. Each unit of work is broken down in a series of lessons that demonstrate the learning journey. The success criteria relates to the five strands of learning: communicate, apply, enquire, contextualise and evaluate. Where possible and relevant, the children will have the opportunity to visit places of worship as well as experience visitors from the local community. We use a variety of ways to teach children including, visits and visitors, stories, video clips, discussions and debates.
Curriculum Overview (Progression of RE from EYFS - Year 6)
Look below at the curriculum overview to see what we do each term in RE.
Our Mastery curriculum.
Look below to see what we learn in RE.
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To understand beliefs and teachings
Milestone 1 (Year 1 and 2)
Milestone 2 (Year 3 and 4)
Milestone 3 (Year 5 and 6)
• Describe some of the teachings of a religion.
• Describe some of the main festivals or celebrations of a religion.
• Present the key teachings and beliefs of a religion.
• Refer to religious figures and holy books to explain answers.
• Explain how some teachings and beliefs are shared between religions.
• Explain how religious beliefs shape the lives of individuals and communities.
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To reflect
• Identify the things that are important in their own lives and compare these to religious beliefs.
• Relate emotions to some of the experiences of religious figures studied.
• Ask questions about puzzling aspects of life.
• Show an understanding that personal experiences and feelings influence attitudes and actions.
• Give some reasons why religious figures may have acted as they did.
• Ask questions that have no universally agreed answers.
• Recognise and express feelings about their own identities. Relate these to religious beliefs or teachings.
• Explain their own ideas about the answers to ultimate questions.
• Explain why their own answers to ultimate questions may differ from those of others.
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To understand values
• Identify how they have to make their own choices in life.
• Explain how actions affect others.
• Show an understanding of the term ‘morals’.
• Explain how beliefs about right and wrong affect people’s behaviour.
• Describe how some of the values held by communities or individuals affect behaviour and actions.
• Discuss and give opinions on stories involving moral dilemmas.
• Explain why different religious communities or individuals may have a different view of what is right and wrong.
• Show an awareness of morals and right and wrong beyond rules (i.e. wanting to act in a certain way despite rules).
• Express their own values and remain respectful of those with different values.
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To understand practices and lifestyles
• Recognise, name and describe some religious artefacts, places and practices.
• Identify religious artefacts and explain how and why they are used.
• Describe religious buildings and explain how they are used.
• Explain some of the religious practices of both clerics and individuals.
• Explain the practices and lifestyles involved in belonging to a faith community.
• Compare and contrast the lifestyles of different faith groups and give reasons why some within the same faith may adopt different lifestyles.
• Show an understanding of the role of a spiritual leader.
National Curriculum Learning Objective: To understand how beliefs are conveyed
• Name some religious symbols.
• Explain the meaning of some religious symbols.
• Identify religious symbolism in literature and the arts.
• Explain some of the different ways that individuals show their beliefs.