RE & PSHCE

 

RE has a particular contribution to make towards the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of each pupil. It involves learning about religion i.e. understanding what religious people believe and do, and how they express themselves (Attainment Target 1); and also learning from religion i.e. making sense of who we are, of life, and of right and wrong (Attainment Target 2).

We encourage respect for religious commitment and for those holding different beliefs.

Religious Education is unique in the school curriculum in that it is neither a core subject nor a foundation subject but the 1988 Education Act states that ‘Religious Education has equal standing in relation to core subjects of the National Curriculum in that it is compulsory for all registered pupils’. Langton Green Primary School delivers RE in line with the Kent Agreed Syllabus. 

Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.

In Religious Education at Langton Green Primary School we aim that pupils might:-

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of Christianity and its impact on our local community, and on our society today
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of some of the other principal religious traditions represented in Great Britain today
  • Develop a sense of respect for religious traditions, beliefs and practice.
  • Grow in their spiritual development
  • Develop a sense of awe and wonder and mystery
  • Develop skills and attitudes which will support their personal, moral, social and cultural development
  • Explore some questions of meaning and consider how the world’s religions have responded to them.
  • Think about their own beliefs and values in the light of the beliefs of others, both religious and non-religious, and the values of the school community.

 

At Langton Green Primary School we view RE as an integral part of the creative curriculum. In order to make religious education a lively, active subject we employ a variety of teaching methods including discussion, the development of thinking skills, drama through freeze frames etc, the use of artefacts, pictures, stories, and the use of periods of stillness and reflection. Where possible we try to weave RE into the theme of our class learning journeys to ensure cohesion and relevance.

Where possible we want our pupils to have opportunities to encounter local faith communities through visits to local places of worship or visits from members of local faith communities.

The scheme of work that we follow at Langton Green Primary School is based on the Kent Agreed Syllabus, REAct. As a source of ideas and teaching strategies we also use the Canterbury Diocesan Scheme and the Rochester Diocesan Scheme. Cross curricular work is greatly encouraged and cross curricular links are identified in medium term planning.

ICT is used to teach RE in various ways. These include using the internet for research, power point to present data, IWB to deliver lessons and the use of Espresso material (this is continually updated).

The Kent Agreed Syllabus must be taught from Reception and is linked to the Foundation Stage curriculum through the Early Learning Goals. Christianity is the main religion taught at this early stage, with other religions drawn on as appropriate. They are taught through ‘special’ themes eg. Special People, Special Places, Special Objects.

 

At Key Stage One, RE is predominantly about Christianity, with 2 of the 12 units on Judaism and 3 on Hinduism.

At Lower Key Stage Two, RE is also predominantly about Christianity, with 3 of the 12 units on Judaism and 3 on Islam.

At Upper Key Stage Two, half of the syllabus covers Christianity, with 2 of the 12 units on Judaism, 2 on Islam and 2 on Sikhism. Sikhism is taught in Year 6 as a transition to Secondary school, where it is taught again in Year 7.

 

Langton Green Primary School Curriculum Overview 2016-17

 

 

Autumn

 

Spring

 

Summer

 

Year Gp

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

Judaism

Canterbury

Believing God as creator

Y1T1

Judaism

Canterbury

Belonging/

Myself Symbolism

Y1T2

Christianity

Rochester

Special People

2a

Christianity

Rochester

Special Book – The Bible

Unit 3

Christianity

Rochester

pecial Prayers

The Lords Prayer

Unit 5

Christianity

Rochester

Special Book

New Testament

Unit 6

2

Hinduism

Canterbury

Intro to Hinduism

Y1T1

Hinduism

Canterbury

Celebrations

Y1T2

Hinduism

Canterbury

Believing Belonging/

Myself

Y1T3

Christianity

Rochester

Unit 1

Special Places The Church

Christianity

Rochester

Unit 3

Special People

Jesus

Christianity

Rochester

Unit 5

Special Times

3

Christianity

Rochester

The Bible

Old Testament

Unit 1

Judaism

Rochester

Festivals

Christmas

Unit 2a/b

 

Christianity

Rochester

Jesus Art

Unit 3

Christianity

Rochester

Easter

Unit 4

Christianity

Rochester

Church and Pentecost

Unit 5

 

Judaism

Rochester

The Synagogue

Unit 6

4

Christianity

Rochester

The Bible

Unit 1

Hinduism

Rochester

Deities

Christmas

Light

2a/b

Christianity

Rochester

Jesus

The Teacher

Unit 3

 

Christianity

Rochester

Easter

Last Supper

Unit 4

 

Islam

Canterbury

Beliefs and questions

Y4T5

Islam Canterbury

Teaching and authority

Y4T6

5

Christianity

Rochester

The Bible Literature

Unit 1

Islam

Rochester

Five Pillars

Unit 2 a/b

 

Judaism

Canterbury

Teachings and authority

Beliefs in action

Y6T2

Judaism

Canterbury

Worship, pilgrimage and sacred places

Y6T3

Christianity

Rochester

Pentecost

Unit 5

 

Islam

Rochester

Mosque and prayer

Unit 6

6

Christianity

Rochester

Salvation Story

Unit 1

 

Christianity

Rochester

The Church Belonging

Unit 2

Sikhism

Rochester

The Church Believing

Unit 3

Christianity

Rochester

Easter

I am Sayings

Unit 4

Sikhism

Rochester

Guru Nanak

Unit 5

Christianity

Rochester

Guru Granth Sahib

Unit 6