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Religious Education

At The Willows school we believe that our pupils should have good understanding of different faiths and cultures in order to be a better member of a multicultural society. We aim to develop a respect for, and understanding of different religions and cultures as part of everything we do, not just within R.E lessons.

The R.E curriculum is based on the Rotherham agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, which can be found by following the link.

In our school we focus on celebrations and festivals which are happening within the year to make learning more relevant to our pupils. We make the R.E curriculum exciting and real for our pupils by visiting places of worship, inviting members of the community into school, taking part in workshops, holding whole school Multicultural days and making celebrations and festivals come alive within school.

Future multicultural days will be advertised on the website, where the children will take part in Dance, Art, Music and Cooking workshops throughout the day. They are exciting opportunity for the whole school to learn as a community.

OVERVIEW OF KEY STAGE 2 TOPICS

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Key stage 2

Year 3-6

 

 

Christianity and Islam

Special People

 

Symbols and religious expression

 

How do art, architecture and poetry express religious beliefs and ideas?

Special Times

Christianity - Christmas and celebrations

Why do we celebrate special times?

 

 

 

Special Places

 

Church and Mosque visit.

 

Why and how do special places and symbols help to show what they mean?

(Christianity and Islam).

Special Times

 

 

Christianity-The Easter story.

 

 

What matters most to Christians and to me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being special

 

 

 

 

Who was Muhammad/ Jesus? Why and how do people follow?

 

 

 

 

Special Places

 

Islam -Ramadam

 

Keeping the five pillars: what difference does it make to Muslims?

 

 

Significant days

 

Advent Sunday

 

Shrove Tuesday

Ash Wednesday

St David’s day

St Patrick s day

Palm Sunday

Good Friday

Easter Sunday

 

St Georges day

 

 

 

OVERVIEW OF KEY STAGE 3 TOPICS

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

 

Year 7-9

Christianity, Islam and Hinduism

Special People

 

Vishnu or Shiva.

 

What do different people believe God is like? (Hinduism, Christianity and Islam)

Special Times

 

Celebration: Diwali,RakshaBandan, Holi, the birthdays of Rama and Krishna; the food, symbolism, stories, customs, associated with celebration.

Special Places

 

Religious community’s

 

 

The beginning of the world: what can we learn from special Christian Islamic and Hinduism

Special Times

Ceremonies-special times marked in our lives.

 

Being special

 

 

 

 

 

Who was Muhammad/ Jesus? Why and how do people follow?

 

Special Places

 

Mosque, church and temple visits

 

 

Where how and why do people worship? (Hinduism, Christianity)

 

 

Special days

 

Advent Sunday

 

Shrove Tuesday

Ash Wednesday

St David’s day

 

St Patrick s day

Palm Sunday

Good Friday

Easter Sunday

 

St Georges day