Religious Education

Statement of Intent

Our school delivers the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education introduced by Rochdale SACRE. As a result, our curriculum has no agenda to proselytise or to promote any one religion or faith over any other. It aims to encourage an understanding of what it means to be British in Rochdale, and the objective is for all our children to have an appreciation of all faiths. In this way we aim to facilitate and encourage respect for all, caring relationships, harmony and unity in the borough.

It is the intent of the religious education element of our school curriculum to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.

The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

1. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

• describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals

• identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews

• appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.

2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

• explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities

• express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues

• appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.

3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can:

• find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively

• enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all

• articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS

Year 1

Name
 Year 1 - Sacred places.pdfDownload
 Year 1 - What does it mean to belong.pdfDownload
 Year 1 - who are you and what do you believe.pdfDownload
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Year 2

Name
 Year 2 - Caring for others and the world.pdfDownload
 Year 2 - Special times.pdfDownload
 Year 2 - who are you and what do you believe.pdfDownload
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Year 3

Name
 Year 3 - Festival time.pdfDownload
 Year 3 - what do you believe.docx.pdfDownload
 Year 3 - what do you believe.pdfDownload
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Year 4

Name
 Year 4 - Are you Inspired.pdfDownload
 Year 4 Life is like a journey.pdfDownload
 Year 4 What is right or wrong.pdfDownload
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Year 5

Name
 Year 5 - Does God exist.pdfDownload
 Year 5 - Muslims in Britain.pdfDownload
 Year 5 - Where is God.pdfDownload
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Year 6

Name
 Year 6 - Express Yourself.pdfDownload
 Year 6 - Life can be hard.pdfDownload
 Year 6 - What do you believe.pdfDownload
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