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Rusthall St Paul’s CE Primary School

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Religious Education

Rusthall St Paul’s is distinctive in character as a Church of England Primary School (RE lessons and collective worship reflect this). 

At Rusthall St Paul’s, we want our pupils to develop an awareness of and respect for the beliefs and feelings of those within the school and the wider local and international communities. We strive for our pupils to explore and reflect on others' experiences, along with their own ideas, to become individuals with a concern for the world around them.  At Rusthall St Paul’s, we want our pupils to be sensitive to the attitudes of others and have a moral and social responsibility for the world. 

Through spoken language, we aim for our pupils to be enquiring, debating and questioning at all times in RE; we ensure that pupils do this in a respectful manner.  We make it very clear that there are never any right or wrong answers and all contributions are valued equally.  We feel that this models the attitudes that we want our pupils to have in the wider world around them.

In order to teach Religious Education, we follow the Kent Syllabus incorporating Understanding Christianity and the Diocesan units on Other faiths.  The Understanding Christianity units cover eight core concepts that sit at the heart of the Christian faith.  The progression within units ensures that pupils are able to understand the Christian text, recognise the impact upon the lives of Christians and then make connections to their own lives.  In addition, there is a clear progression through the teaching of the different concepts across all year groups (see Diocesan overview).  Through teaching the units about other faiths, the aim is for pupils to develop an understanding and respect for people of other cultures and faiths and then to transfer this into their day-to-day lives.

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Reception

What can we learn from New Testament stories?

INCARNATION

Why do Christians perform nativity plays at Christmas?

Why and how am I special?

SALVATION

Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?

What can we learn from Old testament stories?

CREATION

Why is the word God so important to Christians?

Year 1

GOD

What do Christians believe that God is like?

INCARNATION

Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

GOSPEL

What is the good news that Jesus brings?

SALVATION

Why does Easter matter to Christians?

OTHER FAITHS

What stories are told by and about people of different faiths and beliefs?

Year 2

CREATION

Who made the world?

INCARNATION

Why does Christmas matter the Christians? Digging Deeper

GOSPEL

What is the good news that Jesus brings? Digging Deeper

SALVATION

Why does Easter matter to Christians? Digging Deeper

OTHER FAITHS: JUDAISM

Why do Jewish people remember and celebrate?

OTHER FAITHS: JUDAISM

What special times and people do Jewish people remember and celebrate?

Year 3

PEOPLE OF GOD

What is it like to follow God?

INCARNATION

What is the Trinity?

OTHER FAITHS: SIKHISM

What is important for Sikh people?

SALVATION

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?

KINGDOM OF GOD

When Jesus left, wat was the impact of Pentecost?

OTHER FAITHS: SIKHISM

How do Sikh people worship and celebrate?

Year 4

CREATION

What do Christians learn from the Creation story?

INCARNATION

What is the Trinity? Digging Deeper

GOSPEL

What kind of a world did Jesus want?

SALVATION

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’? Digging Deeper

OTHER FAITHS: HINDUISM

What do Hindu people believe about God?

OTHER FAITHS: HINDUISM

How do Hindu people worship and celebrate?

Year 5

GOD

What does it mean if God is loving and holy?

INCARNATION

Was Jesus the Messiah?

OTHER FAITHS: ISLAM

What do Muslim people believe about the way they should live their lives and why?

SALVATION

What did Jesus do to save human beings?

PEOPLE OF GOD

How can following God bring freedom and justice?

OTHER FAITHS: ISLAM

What do Muslims believe about the way they should live their lives and why?

Year 6

CREATION

Creation and science – conflicting or complementary?

INCARNATION

Was Jesus the Messiah? Digging Deeper

GOSPEL

What would Jesus do?

SALVATION

What difference does the resurrection make for Christians?

OTHER FAITHS: BUDDHISM

What do Buddhists believe about the way they should live their lives and why?

KINGDOM OF GOD

What kind of king is Jesus?