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R.E.

In Religious Education our principal aim is to enable children to gain some understanding of the nature of religious beliefs and practices and the importance of these in the lives of believers. Moreover, we are attempting to show children a spiritual dimension to life; that there is more to living than just the material things. By asking thought-provoking questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, traditions, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human, we at Oak Farm Junior School aim to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in a multicultural multi-ethnic society.

The content of the curriculum (which broadly follows the Agreed Syllabus of Hillingdon local authority) draws much material from Christianity, this being the religious faith which has most influenced British culture. To make the curriculum relevant to children growing up in modern society, we also cover an introduction to other religious commitments, beliefs and practices. We are concerned with helping children to become aware of experiences and concepts basic to all religions, to investigate the features of the major religions and to develop a sympathetic appreciation of values of the world's major faiths and belief systems.

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

Special Things

Christian Festivals

Christian Stories

Life’s Passages

Year 4

Judaism

Christian Festivals

Buddhism

Year 5

Harvest

Sikhism

Islam

Jesus’ Life and Teachings

Year 6

Symbols

Hinduism

Theology

 

By the end of Year 6, we want pupils to:

  • Acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other religions, principally Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism as well as those with no faith allegiance, all of which are represented in Hillingdon
  • Learn from different world religions and provide opportunities to explore and express their own responses and personal beliefs
  • Understand the relationship between beliefs and practices
  • Develop an understanding of the influence of faiths, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures
  • Develop personal learning and thinking skills pertinent to Religious Education, such as questioning, investigation, communication, expression and evaluation and to promote the ability to make reasoned, critical and informed moral judgements.
  • Understand and to combat prejudice.
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