RE coverage at WLPA.

Here at WLPA, we pride ourselves on delivering a fantastic RE programme of study that allows children to learn about a range of different faiths and allows children to foster a sense of self awareness.

Promoting fundamental British values is a very important part of school life. At WLPA, Christianity is the faith in which we will spend the most time on. Roughly, the weighting of Christianity taught in school, compared to different faiths is 60-40.

Below is a brief summary of the themes within the RE curriculum that run through the school.

Foundation Stage

In foundation stage, the theme is around people and communities. Through the year, the children learn that everybody is different and explore what life is like for different children.

KS1

In years 1 and 2, children will look at beliefs and practices. This includes:

  • Caring for the world - Some of the teaching and learning over two years includes: Retelling a faith story

    and saying what faith stories may mean for the believers.

  • Worship and Festivals - This includes the children naming some religious festivals and celebrations,

    reflecting on important days in the year and how faith members celebrate them and asking questions

    about the ways in which people of faith celebrate.

  • Belonging - Some of the themes in this section include: Comparing similarities and differences in religious

    festivals and suggesting reasons why festivals and rituals are important. Children will also compare the

    daily life of children from two different faiths.

  • Believing - This includes naming holy books from different faiths, responding to stories from holy books

    and respecting what other people say about their beliefs.

    Alongside Christianity, the children in KS1 will look at Hinduism

    LKS2

    In years 3 and 4, the children look at identity and values, meaning and purpose and beliefs and practices. This includes:

  • Remembering - Children will describe the ways in which people of faith have demonstrated forgiveness and reconciliation and how personal symbols and artifacts relate to religious beliefs.

  • Faith founders - Children will give examples of the teaching of faith founders and identify key events in their lives.

  • Encounters - In this section, children will compare different places of worship and describe the uses of sacred places, symbols and artifacts by believers and the community.

  • Community - Children will link religious stories with the way believers are expected to behave, give examples of beliefs and values from different faiths and consider how they influence rules for living.

  • Saints and heroes -This includes describing the life-changing events on the commitment of significant people of faith and how their lives have affected the lives of others.

  • Our World - Children will compare different faiths beliefs about how the universe began and investigate how faith members show care for the environment.

    Alongside Christianity, children will explore Judaism and Sikhism

    UKS2

    IN years 5 and 6, the children look at identity and values, meaning and purpose and beliefs and practices. This includes:

  • Expressions of faith - Children will explain how symbols and artifacts and symbols express the beliefs of two different faith members and show understanding of the way participating in a festival may impact on the life of a faith member.

  • Faith in action - Children will investigate how significant religious people are inspired and explain the values that motivate people of faith to respond to a cause.

  • Pilgrimage - Children will compare key places of pilgrimage and identify why a faith member might go there and show understanding of what is sacred for believers in religious places.

  • Justice and Freedom - Children will describe what freedom means to people of faith and show understanding of the beliefs and feelings of faith members who have experienced injustice.

  • Living a faith - Children will show how the milestones of life give a sense of identity and belonging for faith members and show how forms of worship are expressions of belief.

  • Hopes and visions - Children will explain the significance of the key teachings of faith founders or faith members and offer answers to ultimate questions from different faith perspectives.

    Alongside Christianity, Children will explore Islam