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RE Norton Juxta Kempsey Long Term Plan with key knowledge, concepts and skills

Church of Englands Statement of Entitlement

RE intent, implement, impact

 

 

Vision for RE

 

Together, with the love and joy of God, we will discover, develop & maximise our unique potential.

The Father has loved us so much! He loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are his children. – 1 John 3:1 – ICB

 

How does the teaching of Religious Education underpin the Christian vision of the school?

The value of love is at the heart of both the Christian faith and our vision here at NJK. God’s love for all people inspires us to give love in abundance. We value and care for ourselves, others and the world around us as God's creation; demonstrating our values of friendship, compassion, forgiveness and respect. We believe this is of the highest importance when teaching RE to enable pupils to explore their differences with tolerance and mutual respect. RE in this school contributes to the outworking of our vision by ensuring that as a school we create safe learning environments in which the children feel able to express their opinions and view without judgement. As a school we ensure that children and adults feel as though they can talk about Christianity and other world religions in the way that Jesus taught us all to love one another. Our school vision is integral to everything we do at NJK. We want to discover and maximise each child’s unique potential. We aim to deliver a joyful and inspiring curriculum and school experience where every child feels loved, valued and cherished.

Our RE curriculum specifically contributes to our distinctively Christian character and provides children with the opportunity to explore our Christian values and flourish as citizens in a pluralistic and global community.

NJK's RE Curriculum Intent:

Through our Religious Education curriculum we aim to :

  • engage pupils in enquiring into and exploring questions arising from the study of religion and belief, so as to promote their personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

  • provide learners with knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religious traditions and beliefs represented in Great Britain.

  • develop their understanding of the ways in which beliefs influence people in their behaviour, practices and outlook.

  • enable learners to apply the insights of the principal religious traditions to their own search for identity and significance.

  • enable learners to become aware of their own beliefs and values and to have a positive attitude to the search for meaning and purpose in life.

  • encourage learners to develop a positive attitude towards other people who hold religious beliefs different from their own.

 

 

 

What does RE look like at NJK? 

RE Places of Worship visit & visitors Schedule

 

Year group

Term

Unit of work

Visit / visitor

EYFS

Term 3.1

What places are special and why?

VISIT ST JAMES CHURCH

 

Year 1

Term 2.1 /2.2

Who is Jewish and how do they live?

VISIT SINGERS HILL SYNAGOGUE

 

Year 2

Term 2.1

Who is a Muslim and how do they live?

 

VISIT WORCESTER MOSQUE

Year 3

Term 3.1

What kind of world did Jesus want? Gospel

 

CLERGY VISIT

Year 4

Term 2.1

What does it mean to be Hindu in Britain today?

 

 

VISIT HINDU TEMPLE Shri Venkateswara (Balaji)

 

Year 5

Term 2.1

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

 

VISIT BIRMINGHAM Central MOSQUE

 

 

Year 6

Term 1.1

Creation and science: conflicting or complementary?

CREATION/FALL

 

MRS MORGAN VISIT

Christian Scientist

Inter Faith week November 2022

 

This year, for Inter Faith week we focused on how different faiths use 'texts' / 'special books' to guide people in their everyday life. We invited people of faith to come into our school and share with us their faith and their special books. We welcomed visitors from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith.

 

We registered our school event on the Inter Faith week activities map and we were the only school in the whole of Worcestershire to be holding an event! 

 

Inter Faith Week - Inter Faith Week

 https://www.interfaithweek.org/events/interfaith-week-5449

 

 

Yvonne Stollard shared the Jewish Bible and her Torah as the Jewish special book.

In Key Stage One the pupils learnt about the Creation story and how Jewish people celebrate Shabbat every week to remember God's day of Rest. 

In Key Stage Two the pupils learnt that the stories in the Old Testament in the Bible are the same as the Jewish Bible, also called 'The Tanakh.' The pupils learnt why Jewish people have a Mezuza on their door post and the special prayer inside - the Sh'ma. The pupils enjoyed looking at both the Hebrew and English writing of this prayer. 

Fahmida Connaghan shared the Qur'an as the Muslim holy book.

Mrs Connaghan uses the Qur'an like a road map to help her live a good life as a Muslim.

She shared some important information with us about the Qur'an......

﴿The Islamic holy book
﴿Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) spoke the words of Allah to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and the result is known as the Quran
﴿It was revealed in stages to the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) over 23 years
﴿Revealed during Ramadan in a cave in 610 AD
﴿The Qur’an was revealed in Arabic and is still in the original script, it has not been changed
﴿There are 114 chapters in the Qur’an, these are called Surahs
﴿Muslim children and adults are taught to read the Qur’an
﴿The Islamic holy book
﴿Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) spoke the words of Allah to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and the result is known as the Quran
﴿It was revealed in stages to the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) over 23 years
﴿Revealed during Ramadan in a cave in 610 AD
﴿The Qur’an was revealed in Arabic and is still in the original script, it has not been changed
﴿There are 114 chapters in the Qur’an, these are called Surahs
﴿Muslim children and adults are taught to read the Qur’an. 

 

Mrs Connaghan shared her prayer mat and prayer beads with us.

Clare Morgan shared many different versions of the Bible with the pupils to explore why the Bible is important to her Christian faith.

Clare uses the Bible like a road map - it gives us guidance of where to go if you are feeling lost.

Clare uses the Bible like a history book - it tells us the history of the Christian faith.

Clare uses the Bible like a set of instructions - the Bible gives us instructions of how to live a good Christian life.

Clare uses the Bible like a cuddly toy - it gives us reassurance & comfort when we feel sad.

Clare uses the Bible like a candle - it gives out light & hope & can help you find your way in the darkness.

Clare asked the question "Is the Bible still relevant today?" One of our pupils answered "It's the rule book for Christians as they follow the teachings of God and Jesus".

Big Bible Day: Exploring the core concepts of Christianity and the story of the bible through art.

Year 5 Visit to Birmingham Central Mosque

Year 4 visit to Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) - Hindu Temple

Year 1 Exploring Special Jewish things and predicting what they might be!

RE Holy Communion Day

Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus

Norton Juxta Kempsey CE Primary School RE Policy

NJK's Big Book of Spirituality

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