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Religious Education

Religious Education at Sudbury Primary School

 

 

At Sudbury Primary School, we believe children should have the opportunity to develop as reflective, empathetic and knowledgeable individuals and that Religious Education has a key part to play in this. We endeavour to provide our pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum that is based on learning about the faiths of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Humanism. We are an inclusive school that welcomes children of many different faiths and those of none. We do not provide instruction in religious practice but ensure that children learn both about and from religions. We will be able to take classes on trips this year and will be inviting visitors from different faiths where possible to enrich our children's learning about religion. Teaching and learning in RE will ensure our curriculum drivers - diversity, knowledge of the world and resilience, continue to be instilled to enhance the educational experience of our children. Pupils are encouraged to share their own ideas and experiences and to learn to value and respect each other.


Parents do have the right to withdraw pupils from RE: if you wish to do this, make an appointment with the head teacher / RE subject leader. The school does not support selective withdrawal from RE.

 

Trips and Visits

Trips and visits to places of worship will resume once it is safe to do so. 

 

Which places of worship will my child visit?

We have a varied programme of school trips and visitors to help excite our pupils and to place their learning in context. As part of the curriculum, each year group visits a different place of worship, these are a church, a Gurdwara, a Hindu temple, a Buddhist temple, a mosque and a synagogue.


Why does my child visit places of worship?

Firstly, a visit enhances children’s learning by placing their learning in context and helps to make it interesting and exciting. Additionally, Britain is a multi-cultural country where people are free to follow their faith. We believe that it is important for the children to develop an understanding of each other, in order to live harmoniously.


What will happen during a visit? 

Children will not take part in any acts of worship or spiritual activity however, they may be asked to follow customs such as removing their shoes. They will be given a tour by a member of the community and will have the chance to learn about the different features of the place and what happens there. Children will gain a precious insight into the community and have the opportunity to ask questions.  


How do we choose which places to visit?

Where possible, we choose places that are part of our local community and already have educational programmes in place that cater for primary school children.

 

Religious Education (RE) Curriculum Overview @ Sudbury Primary School

Curriculum Purpose: Our curriculum advances children’s knowledge of the world by embracing the rich diversity of our school community to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of modern life.

 

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2Visits and Visitors
NurseryIntegrated teaching of RE within Reception and Nursery curriculum as opposed to stand-alone subject teaching. This would cover teaching of RE through stories and celebrations covering all six-world religions throughout the year for at least 36 hours per year. Dedicated free play area with RE displays that would be a visual representation of the subject and an area for talk, discussions and exploration of artefacts for children made available round the year.
Reception

Year 1

Big Question

How do people celebrate?What makes places special?What makes people special?Church
Summer Term

Focus
Religion

 

Theme

Hinduism and Christianity

 

Key Figures

Hinduism and Christianity

 

Celebrations

Sikhism and Christianity

 

Communities

Sikhism and Christianity

 

Places of Worship

Buddhism and Christianity

 

Stories

Buddhism and Christianity

 

Key Figures

Year 2

Big Question

Why do people celebrate births?Who do we thank?Do people need to go to a church to show that they are Christian?Mosque
Summer Term

Focus
Religion

 

Theme

Christianity and Judaism

 

Rites of passage

Christianity and Judaism

 

Beliefs

Christianity and Humanism

 

Values

Christianity and Humanism

 

Rites of passage

Christianity and Islam

 

Beliefs

Christianity and Islam

 

Writings and symbols

Year 3

Big Question

Is it possible for everyone to be happy?What can we learn from religious stories?How and why do believers care for others and the world?Hindu Temple
Spring Term

Focus
Religion

 

Theme

Christianity and Buddhism

Places of Worship
Christianity and Buddhism

Communities

Christianity and Humanism

 

Stories/
Pilgrimage

Christianity and Humanism

 

Places of Worship

Christianity and Sikhism

 

Celebrations

Christianity and Sikhism

 

Key Figures

Year 4

Big Question

What makes a building sacred?How do we know what is right from wrong?What are the deeper meanings of festivals?Synagogue
Autumn Term

Focus
Religion

 

Theme

Christianity and Judaism

 

Writings and symbols

Christianity and Judaism

 

Place of Worship

Christianity and Humanism

 

Rites of passage

Christianity and Humanism

 

Beliefs

Christianity and Islam

 

Celebrations

Christianity and Islam

 

Values

Year 5

Big Question

Why do some people see life as a journey?Where, why and how do people worship?Why do some people believe in life after death?Sikh Gurdwara
Spring Term

Focus
Religion

 

Theme

Christianity and Islam

 

Pilgrimages

Christianity and Islam

 

Writings and symbols

Christianity and Sikhism

 

Place of worship

Christianity and Sikhism

 

Writings and symbols

Christianity and Humanism

 

Beliefs

Christianity and Humanism

 

Values

Year 6

Big Question

Can the Buddha’s teachings make the world a better place?Who is to blame if we do something wrong?How can religion help to build a fairer world?Buddhist Temple
Autumn Term

Focus
Religion

 

Theme

Christianity and Buddhism

 

Celebrations

Christianity and Buddhism

 

Places of worship

Christianity and Humanism

 

Beliefs

Christianity and Humanism

 

Communities

Christianity and Judaism

 

Key figures

Christianity and Judaism

 

Stories/
Pilgrimage

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Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

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