Developing beliefs and aspirations within a strong community.
Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Believe, Belong, Achieve
How does Religious Education inspire pupils and develop their aspirations? How does Religious Education inform their individual beliefs and ideas? How does Religious Education pupils to understand themselves as individuals and as part of a community? How does Religious Education enrich the pupil’s ability to learn, understand and apply their knowledge?
Intent, Implementation and Impact
At Tolleshunt D’Arcy Primary Academy, we see Religious Education as a central part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum in a Church School setting. Religious Education provides the children with the opportunities to set prior learning in a wider and deeper context. Achievements and individuality is celebrated and encouraged to develop their beliefs and sense of belonging.
The Religious Education provision is based on the National Curriculum expectations and the Essex Agreed Syllabus. It engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to gain a deeper understanding of the World and the people around them. As pupils progress, they think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of importance of Religious Education in daily life. Religious Education is assessed through verbal discussion sessions and constructive feedback together with assessed written tasks. There are further opportunities to improve their understanding in areas of particular interest to pupils.
|Theology, Philosophy & Social Science||Autumn 1||Autumn 2Advent and Christmas||Spring 1||Spring 2Easter||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Collective worship and celebration focus: Prayer, Harvest and Christmas||Collective worship and celebration focus: Easter and Holy week.||Collective worship and celebration focus: Bible study, Worship, Holy Trinity and Pentecost|
|EYFS||Recognise religious beliefs.What does God mean? Christianity||What matters or is of value to you.What is right/wrong or good? ChristianityDiwali||Name some religious symbols or artefacts.What do these symbols or artefacts mean?Christianity||Recreate religious and belief stories with play and art.What is the religious story about?Christianity/Islam||Raise questions about belief stories.What puzzles you?Christianity||Identify features of religious life and practice in a family context.How do people celebrate?Christianity/Islam|
|Year 1/2 A||What do Christians believe that God is like? Christianity||Why do different people have different ideas about God? Islam||Where is the religion around us? Christianity/Buddhism||Why is light and important symbol for many religious believers? Christianity/Islam||How do people decide what is right and wrong? Philosophy||How do festivals / celebrations bring us together? Christianity|
|Year 1/2 B||What might we learn from parables? Christianity||What questions do religious stories make us ask? Christianity||Why are symbols and artefacts important to some people? Christianity/Buddhism||How do Muslims talk about God? Islam||How do people make moral decisions? Islam||What happens in the daily life of a Muslim? Islam|
|Year 3/4 A||What do Christians believe about God?Compare to Judaism. Christianity||Can kindness / love change the world? Multifaith||What can we learn from seeing different ways of expressing the same celebration? Christianity||What is the Trinity? Christianity||What kind of world should we live in? Multifaith||What difference to daily life does being a Hindu make? Hindiuism|
|Year 3/4 B||What do Christians learn from the creation story?Our modern understanding of creation. Christianity||What sort of world should we be living in? Buddhism||How have/do religious groups contribute to society and culture in your area? Christianity||How have events in history shaped beliefs? Judaism||What is the difference between and knowing?Philosophers and theologs.Multifaith||How do people express commitment to a religion or world view Christianity/Judaism|
|Year 5/6 A||How do Christians explain suffering in the world? Christianity||Is it possible for something to always be right (or wrong)? Humanism||How has belief in Christianity impacted art and music through history? Christianity||Was Jesus the Messiah? Christianity||Is believing in God reasonable?Humanistic alternatives. Humanism||How have expressions of Judaism changed over time? Judaism|
|Year 5/6 B||Creation and science: conflicting or complementary? Humanism||What is a “good life”? Christianity/Sikhism||Does religion bring peace, conflict or both? Multifaith||One narrative, many beliefs: why do people interpret things differently? Christianity||What can we learn from the great philosophers? Humanism||What makes a religion a religion? Multifaith|