Our teaching of Religious Education follows the guidance given in the latest Agreed Syllabus for
Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire:-
Religious Education for All
We will be using Discovery RE as a means to teach -
The Agreed Syllabus for RE in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire 2021-2026
The aims of our RE, using the Discovery RE Scheme of Work
Discovery RE meets the requirements of our locally agreed syllabus and is aligned to non- statutory guidance.
By following Discovery RE at Radcliffe on Trent Infant school we intend that Religious Education will:-
- adopt an enquiry- based approach as recommended by Ofsted, beginning with the children’s own life experience before moving into learning about and from religion.
- provoke challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, and issues of right and wrong, commitment and belonging. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, and religious traditions that examine these questions, fostering personal reflection and spiritual development.
- encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs (religious or non-religious), in the light of what they learn, as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics; and to express their responses.
- enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society.
- teach pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice.
- prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.
- develop a sense of awe, wonder and mystery.
- nurture children’s own spiritual development.
Discovery RE Content
Discovery RE covers all areas of RE for the primary phase, Christianity plus one other religion is taught in each year group. The grid below shows specific enquiries for each year group. http://discoveryschemeofwork.com/using-discovery-re-and-understanding-christianity-together/)
Foundation Stage 1/2:
What makes people special?
What is Christmas ?
How do people celebrate?
What is Easter?
What can we learn from stories?
Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism
What makes people special?
Christianity, Islam, Judaism.
Does God want Christians to look after the world?
What gift might Christians in my town have given Jesus if he had been born here rather than in Bethlehem?
Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?
Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity on Palm Sunday?
Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?
Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?
Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?
Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?
How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?
How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after His crucifixion?
How special is the relationship Jews have with God?
What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?