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Religious Education

Religion and belief for many people forms a crucial part of their culture and identity.  At Great Coates we believe that RE is an important subject, developing knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of our contemporary society. 

Religious Education in our school is taught using the Standard Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) guidance.  Christianity and other principal religions are explored such as Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism are taught through all of the Key Stages.

Through our teaching, children will develop knowledge and understanding about the lives of individuals and communities, promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society.  

 

Long Term Planning R.E.

Cycle A

 

KS1

LKS2

UKS2

Autumn

Hinduism- Diwali

 

Christianity- Christmas

Islam- Eid

 

Christianity- Christmas

Judaism- Hanukah

 

Christianity- Christmas

Spring

Christianity- Easter

 

Hinduism- Rama Nawari (Birthday God Rama)

Buddhism- Songkran (Thai New Year)

 

Christianity- Easter

 

Sikhism- Vaisakhi (New year festival)

 

Christianity- Easter

Summer

Inter Faith Comparison:

Why do we worship?

What are the big questions?

Inter Faith Comparison:

What makes a place sacred?

What do religions teach about caring for our world?

 

Inter Faith Comparison:

Why do people of faith make a pilgrimage?

What is life about?

Cycle B

 

KS1

LKS2

UKS2

Autumn

Hinduism- Navaratri

 

Christianity- Christmas

Islam- Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)

 

Christianity- Christmas

Sikhism- Birthday of Guru Nanak

 

Christianity- Christmas

Spring

Christianity – Easter

 

Hinduism- Hanuman Jayanti

Buddhism- Chinese New Year

 

Christianity- Easter

Judaism- Passover

 

Christianity- Easter

 

Summer

Inter Faith Comparison:

Why do we worship?

What are the big questions?

Inter Faith Comparison:

What makes a place sacred?

What do religions teach about caring for our world?

 

Inter Faith Comparison:

Why do people of faith make a pilgrimage?

What is life about?

Pupils study the named religions and the festivals identified. The learning involves all aspects of the religions, as well as the festivals, including beliefs, special places, special writings, origins of the faith and key figures in the faith.