Hey with Zion Primary School

Religious Education

Purpose of study

In Key Stage One, our pupils explore Christianity and Islam, learning about different beliefs about God and the world around them.They encounter and respond to a range of stories, artefacts and other religious materials. They learn to recognise that beliefs are expressed in a variety of ways, and begin to use specialist vocabulary. They begin to understand the importance and value of religion and belief, especially for other children and their families.

They talk about what is important to them and others, valuing themselves, reflecting on their own feelings and experiences and developing a sense of belonging. We typically allocate about 36 hours per year to R.E. tuition in Key Stage One.

In Key Stage Two, our pupils learn about Christianity, Islam and Hinduism as the three main religions in Oldham (2011 census: 134167 Christian; 39879 Muslim; 1233 Hindu) and recognise the impact of religion locally, nationally and globally. They make connection between different aspects of religion and consider the different forms of religious expression. They consider the beliefs, teachings, practices and ways of life central to religion. They learn about sacred texts and other sources and consider their meanings. They begin to recognise diversity in religion, learning about similarities and differences within and between religions and the importance of dialogue between them.

They extend the range of their specialist vocabulary. They recognise the challenge of distinguishing between ideas of right and wrong, and value what is good and true. They communicate their own ideas, recognising the viewpoints of others. They consider their own beliefs and values- and those of others- in the light of their learning in Religious Education We typically allocate about 45 hours per year to R.E. tuition in Key Stage Two.

Key Stage One

Belonging Together: Methodism and Anglicanism
Celebrations: Christmas & Eid
Friends and Neighbours- role of the church and mosque in our community
New Life- Easter
Special Books:
Q. What is the Qur’an and why is it important to Muslims?
How do people express their faith? How do beliefs and values serve as a guide for our decision making?

Belonging Together:
Christianity/ Anglicanism & Islam
Celebrations:
Christmas & Hannukah
Friends and Neighbours
New Life- Easter
Special People:
Leaders and Followers &
Q. Why is the Prophet (pbuh) important to Muslims?
Worship and Sacred Places- visit to a place of worship

Lower Key Stage Two

Belonging Together:
Christianity/ Methodism & Hinduism
Celebrations: Christmas & Sukkot
Friends and Neighbours:
What religions are there in our neighbourhood?
New Life: Easter
Q What is the Bible and why is it important for Christians? &
Hindu Scriptures- the Vedas
Worship & Sacred Places: visit to a place of worship

Belonging Together: Christianity/ Anglicanism & Islam
Celebrations: Christmas Harvest
Friends and Neighbours
New Life- Easter
Q. What do signs and symbols mean in religion?
Worship & Sacred Places: visit to a place of worship

Upper Key Stage Two

Belonging Together: Methodism and Anglicanism
Celebrations: Christmas & Eid
Friends and Neighbours- role of the church and mosque in our community
New Life- Easter
Special Books:
Q. What is the Qur’an and why is it important to Muslims?
How do people express their faith? How do beliefs and values serve as a guide for our decision making?

Belonging Together:
Christianity/ Anglicanism & Islam
Celebrations:
Christmas & Hannukah
Friends and Neighbours
New Life- Easter
Special People:
Leaders and Followers &
Q. Why is the Prophet (pbuh) important to Muslims?
Worship and Sacred Places- visit to a place of worship