• Religious Education

    RE at All Saints

    All Saints is a Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Primary School. This means that the foundation of our school was originated by the Parish Church for Wigston Magna, to ‘serve the needs of children in Wigston with education of the highest quality’. This is clearly reflected in our mission statement, and gives our school are uniquely Christian character. The Christian values of community, equity, compassion and endurance are particularly important to us and is reflected in our school motto:

    All Saints: all learning, all growing altogether’

     

    As a Church of England (Aided) school we follow the RE syllabus set by the Diocese of Leicester

     Click here for a direct link to the Diocese of Leicester for more information about our RE Syllabus.

    This is how the syllabus is content is organised at All Saints over the year. Year A is in red and is 2015-16.

     

    RE UNITYear A
    Y 1&2
    What do I know about signs and symbols? Who celebrates what and why?
    Visiting a place of worship – Church
    The Beginning of the world
     
    Y 3&4
    How did the world come into being and why   should we care what happens to it now?
    What are the deeper meanings of our   celebrations?
    Creation and Green Issues
    Y 5&6
    What does it mean to be a Muslim?
    What can we learn from religions about   temptations
    How do you find your way through the moral   maze?
    RE UNITYear B
    Y 1&2
    Who is an inspiring person and who   inspires me?
    Beginning to learn about Hindu People

    Where do I belong, What do I believe?

    Y 3&4

    How is new life welcomed into the world?

    What does it mean to be a Sikh?

    What does light mean, what does dark   mean?

    Y 5&6

    What can we learn from reflecting on   Sikh, Christian and Muslim wisdom?

    What is so special about marriage?

    Justice and Poverty: Can religion help to   build a fair world & make Poverty history?

     

    During the Foundation Stage, children will begin to explore religion through learning about special or sacred people, books, times, places and objects. They listen to and talk about stories. They will reflect on their own feelings and experiences. They will use their imagination and curiosity to develop their appreciation and wonder of the world.

    Throughout Key Stage 1, pupils explore Christianity and at least one other principal religion in depth.  RE is often taught alongside or within other curriculum areas, including PSHE, Literacy, SEAL, and the creative curriculum. While the subject can be well taught through planned links with other subjects, RE in a themed curriculum must use clear RE objectives, ensuring that both Learning from Religion and Learning about Religion targets are addressed.

    Throughout Key Stage 2, pupils learn about Christianity and at least two of the other principal religions in depth between them. 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 both within and between religions and beliefs and the importance of dialogue between them. They extend the range and use of specialist vocabulary. They recognise the challenges involved in distinguishing between ideas of right and wrong, and valuing what is good and true. They communicate their ideas, recognising other people’s viewpoints. They consider their own beliefs and values and those of others in the light of their learning in Religious Education

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