R.E. is taught in a weekly lesson, by each class teacher. United Learning Primary Curriculum: Religion and Worldviews is the scheme used to support the teaching of R.E in both KS1 and KS2. Work is recorded in R.E. books and is evidenced using a variety of outcomes as suggested by the agreed syllabus.
The teaching of Religion and Worldviews enables pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or not), ideas, feelings, experiences and values in the light of what they learn. It encourages empathy and respect, enables pupils to develop their own sense of identity and belonging, as well as promotes respect for the right of others to hold different beliefs, values and ideas.
It is planned and sequenced to develop deep, lasting learning and builds upon prior knowledge, which our children can use today, tomorrow and for the rest of their lives.
During each Key Stage, pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christianity and other faiths in greater depth, ensuring complete coverage by the end of Year 6. Coverage consists of:
Year 1 – Christianity and Judaism
Year 2 – Christianity and Hinduism
Year 3 – Christianity, Islam and Humanism
Year 4 – Christianity, Humanism, Islam
Year 5 – Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism
Year 6 – Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Humanism
Each unit of work identifies prior learning and shows how this is built upon.
Links with our local church, St Etheldreda’s and visits to a variety of places of worship provide a variety of first-hand experiences for our children, to spark their interest and relate new learning to their own experience. Each unit clearly sets out the knowledge that should be taught and reviewed in the sequence of lessons.
The United Learning R&W Curriculum has been very carefully sequenced to ensure coverage and appropriate progression through substantive and disciplinary knowledge and reflects up to date research and pedagogy.
Children at Queen’s Manor also focus on individual values and skills, which we discuss and celebrate throughout the year such as; World Religion Day, International Day, Christmas and Eid celebrations.