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Blossomfield

Infant and Nursery School

'Blossom at Blossomfield'

RE

 

 

 

Religious Education

 

Subject Leader – Miss Kilby

 

“Whether one believes in a religion or not … there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.” Dalai Lama

 

Religious Education (RE) is important as it enables children to learn to show respect for and build bridges between different beliefs and practices, people of different faiths and life stances. RE is taught at Blossomfield Infant School using the Discovery RE scheme of work. This is an enquiry-based approach to Religious Education, which is exciting and engaging for children. Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews within a local, national and global context. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted through the RE curriculum and pupils are encouraged to develop characteristics to help them to face the challenge of human life and to become a member of society and respect the rights of each person. The Discovery RE scheme has been integrated with the Solihull agreed syllabus (SACRE) http://www.solgrid.org.uk/sacre/agreed-syllabus/ to ensure all objectives are covered and a range of religions are looked at.

 

Discovery RE provides an enquiry based question for each half term for each year group and has Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development opportunities as well as British Values. There is also the opportunity for Speaking and Listening skills to be developed through discussions and debates. To help children engage with the process of enquiry, each year group has an owl. The number of feathers on the Owl's chest denotes the year group that it belongs to. We really enjoy using the owls and use them as a talking tool. 

 

 

OVERVIEW IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FROM NURSERY TO YEAR 2

 

 

NURSERY

The statutory requirements for religious education do not extend to nursery classes, although religious education in its broadest sense will form a valuable part of the educational experience of children.

RECEPTION

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

autumn 1

 

How are our families special?

What makes people special?

Religions:  Christianity, Judaism

What did Jesus teach about being kind?

Religion: Christianity

Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?

Religion: Christianity

Concept: Gospel

autumn 2

 

The Christmas Story

The Birth of Jesus

Giving and saying thankyou

What is Christmas?

Religion:  Christianity

Christian concept: Incarnation

What gifts might Christians in my town have given Jesus if He had been born here rather than in Bethlehem?

Religion: Christianity

Christian concept: Incarnation

Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?

Religion: Christianity

Concept: Incarnation

spring 1

Cultures and beliefs and those of other people

Chinese New Year

How do people celebrate?

Religion: Hinduism

Chinese New Year

Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?

Religion: Christianity

Christian concept: Incarnation

Does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in his/her everyday life?

Religion: Islam

spring 2

The Easter Story

Spring; Signs of new life

What is Easter?

Religion:  Christianity

Christian concept: Salvation

Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?

Religion: Christianity

Christian concept: Salvation

What happened when Jesus went into Jerusalem?

Religion: Christianity

Concept: Salvation

summer 1

Love and friendship

The Hare and the tortoise

What can we learn from stories?

Religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism

Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?

Religion: Judaism

Does going to a mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?

Religion: Islam

summer 2

Special Places – Places of worship

What makes places special?

Religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism

Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?

Religion: Judaism

Does completing Hajj make a person a better Muslim?

Religion: Islam

 

 

School Values

Below are our core values.

Happiness

Respect

Caring

Responsibility

Perseverance

Independence

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