Religious Education Curriculum

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Subject Intent:

 To increase pupils’ prospects by:

“exploring what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and beliefs, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.” Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus 2017-2022

Building foundations for a love of life, a love of learning and a love of one another

“The Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE has a threefold aim:

1.      Make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs.

2.      Understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs.

3.      Make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practices and ideas studied.” Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus p.8

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from “RE lessons or any part of the RE Curriculum” p.9 Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus. Parents are informed of this via our RE policy which is available on the website. They can withdraw their child by discussing their views with the Head Teacher and alternative provision will be provided.

Key Documents

1. RE at USL

2. Curriculum Progression Document

3. RE Policy

4. USL Action Plan - RE

5. Scaffolding in RE

6. SMSC RE at USL

7. Long Term Planning Documents

Click here to find out more about the use of Persona Dolls at USL

Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Why do Hindus want to be good? Y6 Overview Why do Christians believe Jesus was the messiah? Y6 Overview Why do some people believe in God and some not? Y6 Overview What do Christians believe Jesus did to save people? Y6 Overview For Christians what kind of king was Jesus? Y6 Overview How does faith help people when life gets hard? Y6 Overview
What does it mean if Christians believe God is holy and loving? Y5 Overview What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today? Y5 Overview Creation and science conflicting or complimentary? Y5 Overview Why is the Torah so important to Jewish people? Y5 Overview Christians and how to live. What would Jesus do? Y5 Overview What matters most to Humanists and Christians? Y5 Overview
What do Hindus believe God is like? Y4 Overview What does it mean to be Hindu in Britain today? Y4 Overview What is the Trinity and why is it important for Christians? Y4 Overview Why do Christians call the day Jesus dies Good Friday? Y4 Overview For Christians when Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost? Y4 Overview Why do some people think life is a journey and what significant event marks this? Y4 Overview
What do Christians learn from the creation story? Y3 Overview How do festivals and family life show what matters most to Jewish people? Y3 Overview What is it like for someone to follow God? Y3 Overview What kind of world did Jesus want? Y3 Overview How do festivals show what matters most to a Muslim? Y3 Overview How do religious and non religious people try to make the world a better place? Y3 Overview
Who is Muslim and how do they live? (double unit) Y2 Overview What do Christians believe God is like? Y2 Overview Who is Muslim and how do they live? (double unit) Y2 Overview Why does Easter matter to Christians? Y2 Overview What is the good news Christians say Jesus brings? Y2 Overview What makes some places sacred to believers? Y2 Overview
Who do Christians say made the world? Y1 Overview Why does Christmas matter to Christians? Y1 Overview Who is Jewish and how do they live? (double unit) Y1 Overview Who is Jewish and how do they live? (double unit) Y1 Overview What does it mean to belong to a faith community? Y1 Overview How should we care for the world and why does it matter? Y1 Overview
Belonging - Reception Overview Why do Christians perform nativity plays at Christmas? Reception Overview Why is the word God so important to Christians? Reception Overview Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden? Reception Overview What places are special and why? Reception Overview What times/stories are special and why? Reception Overview

8. Knowledge Organisers 

Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Why do Hindus want to be good? Y6 KO Why do Christians believe Jesus was the messiah? Y6 KO Why do some people believe in God and some not? Y6 KO What do Christians believe Jesus did to save people? Y6 KO For Christians what kind of king was Jesus? Y6 KO How does faith help people when life gets hard? Y6 KO
What does it mean if Christians believe God is Holy and Loving? Y5 KO What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? Y5 KO Creation and science: conflicting or complimentary? Y5 KO Why is the Torah so important to Jewish people? Y5 KO Christians and how to live. What would Jesus do? Y5 KO What matters most to Humanists and Christians? Y5 KO
What do Hindus believe God is like? Y4 - KO What does it mean to be Hindu in Britain today? Y4 - KO What is the Trinity and why is it important to Christians? Y4 - KO Why do Christians call the day Jesus dies Good Friday? Y4 - KO For Christians when Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost? Y4 KO Why do some people think that life is a journey and what significant events mark this? Y4 - KO
What do Christians learn from the creation story? Y3 KO How do festivals and family life show what matters most to Jewish people? Y3 KO What is it like for someone to follow God? Y3 Overview What kind of world did Jesus want? Y3 KO How do festivals show what matters most to a Muslim? Y3 KO How do religious and non religious people try to make the world a better place? Y3 KO
Who is Muslim and how do they live? (double unit) Y2 KO What do Christians believe God is like? Y2 KO Who is Muslim and how do they live? (double unit) Y2 KO Why does Easter matter to Christians? Y2 KO What is the Good News Christians say Jesus brings? Y2 KO What makes some places sacred to believers? Y2 KO
Who do Christians say made the world? Y1 KO Why does Christmas matter to Christians? Y1 KO Who is Jewish and how do they live? (double unit) Y1 KO Who is Jewish and how do they live? (double unit) Y1 KO What does it mean to belong to a faith community? Y1 KO How should we care for the world and why does it matter? Y1 KO

School Vision

Building foundations for a love of life, a love of learning and a love of one another