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Church of England Primary School

Copp, the village school, where everyone is special
and where God will help us grow.

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Great Eccleston Copp

Church of England Primary School

Copp, the village school, where everyone is special
and where God will help us grow.

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Religious education (R.E.) is a key part of our curriculum and it underpins our Christian vision, "Let us love, not in word but in truth and action."  As a voluntary aided school within the Diocese of Blackburn, we follow their syllabus, which was revised in 2013.  The R.E. curriculum is divided into two sections:

 

  • Attainment Target 1 – Learning about religion
  • Attainment Target 2 – Learning from religion

 

Teachers devote a minimum of 1 hour per week to RE lessons with further elements of R.E. delivered through collective worship. 

 

Christianity plays a central role in R.E. taking up approximately 80% of the time available (as agreed by the Governing Board). The rest of the time (20%) is devoted to appropriate teaching about other faiths and world views.  The scheme allows children to develop their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of religion, as well as encouraging them to think, explore, reflect and respond to big questions about the meaning and purpose of life.  Through studying the Bible and focusing on our Christian values, we aim to live our lives as Jesus would like.

 

As part of our creative approach, some R.E. lessons are taught in a creative way with the use of art, music, dance and drama.  Some topics have R.E. as a central theme and others include R.E. within the topic.  Where R.E. doesn’t fit within a creative topic, it is taught as a discrete subject.

 

Parental rights of withdrawal

 

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education and should approach the Headteacher if this is their wish.  However, the teachings of the Gospel enter all aspects of the school. As a result, withdrawal of pupils from formal religious education or worship would not isolate them from the Anglican religious teaching which the school gives.

 

 

Religious Education Year Overview (including one non-Christian faith)

 

CORE CONCEPTS – RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

 

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

YR

Harvest

Christmas

Stories told/heard

Easter

Special places

Special times

 

Take part in celebration of Harvest festival

Jesus was a very special baby, the son of God. Christmas is a celebration of His birthday.

Jesus told stories found in the Bible to teach people about God. Old Testament stories us about God.

Easter is the most important time for the church. Jesus died for us on the cross on Good Friday.

Know Christian worship in church. Muslims take off shoes in a mosque.

 

Retell story of Pentecost. Know that there are special times for prayer.

I am special

We are unique, special and loved by God and made in his image.

Y1

Hinduism

Christmas

God and creation

Easter new life

Jesus was special

Baptism

 

Know where/how others worship

Know about the links between Christianity and Hinduism.

Know that Jesus is God’s gift to the world and he shows God’s love and care for the world.

Know that God created the world and we should take care of it. Know that the creation stories are at the beginning of the Bible.

Know that Christians believe Easter is a new beginning and that Jesus died and rose again. Know that Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Day are at the core of Christian beliefs.

Know that stories of Jesus’ miracles are in the Gospels in the New Testament. Know that the miracles reveal Jesus as the Son of God.

Water is a symbol of baptism, which is an occasion when promises are made to God and people welcomed into the church.

Y2

Sikhism

Christmas journey

The Bible

Easter symbols

Ascension and Pentecost

Church

 

Know where/how others worship.

Know about the links between Sikhism and Christianity.

Know that Jesus was the son of God and the saviour of the world. Know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem as it fulfils the Old Testament prophesy.

Know the Bible is the Christian holy book, which contains God’s big story, the salvation plan.

Know significance of holy books from other faiths.

Retell Easter story and talk about Easter celebrations.

Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross and rose again.

Know that 40 days after the resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven. Know that God is three in one – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Know that church is a holy bless space where Christians meet to worship and pray. It is the body of the people not just the building.

Y3

Harvest

Christmas God with us

Judaism

Sadness and joy of Easter

Jesus, who changed lives

Rules we should follow

 

Know that harvest has been celebrated for thousands of years. Know that Harvest is mentioned in the Old Testament.

Know that God is with us as three in one, Father, son and Holy Spirit – the Trinity.

Compare Judaism & Christianity.

Know where/how others worship.

Retell the stories of Easter.

Describe core Christian beliefs and concepts.

Talk about the impact religion has on believers’ lives.

Compare the rules for living in Christianity with other world faiths.

Y4

Jesus Son of God

Christmas, symbols of light

What is prayer?

Easter, betrayal and trust

Buddhism

Are all churches the same?

 

Connect Christian practices, values and beliefs to events and teaching in the Bible.

Retell in detail the stories of Christmas describing core Christian beliefs and concepts.

Know that prayer is an important part of the life of a believer and explain why.

Know that Christians try to put the teaching of Jesus into practice in their everyday lives.

Know where/how others worship.

Know about the links, similarities and differences between Christianity and Buddhism.

Know Christianity is a worldwide multicultural faith.

Talk about places of worship, names/ features & worship type.

Y5

Significant women in the Bible

Christmas around the world

The Bible

Celebration of victory (Easter)

Islam

Daniel

 

Talk about the impact religion has on believers’ lives.

Retell in detail the stories of Christmas describing core Christian beliefs and concepts.

Describe/show understanding of the links between the teachings in other holy books and the behaviour of the believers.

Know Christians believe Jesus is the Messiah, who came to rescue all people and restore their relationship with God.

Experience a visit to a place of worship other than a church.

Know where/how others worship.

Know and be able to talk about the links, similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam.

Describe the impact responding to God’s call has on a believer’s life.

 

Y6

Life as a journey

Preparing for Christmas

People of Faith

Who was Jesus

Ascension and Pentecost

Christianity Around the World

 

Use wide religious vocab to talk about the meaning of rites of passage and pilgrimage experienced by believers as they journey through life

Know that Christians believe Jesus will come again and Earth and Heaven will be transformed to be as God intended

Describe what they think motivates people of faith and what inspires and influences them personally.

Know names and stories of people past & present who have been called by God to do his work and speak his word.

Know that Christians believe Jesus is the Messiah, who came to rescue all people and restore their relationship with God.

 

Know that Christians believe that the Holy spirit is at work in their lives today.

Know that Pentecost was the start of the church.

Know some similarities & differences within Christianity around the world.

Spirituality Days and through worship

Know that God is three in one, Father, son and Holy Spirit – the Trinity (Y1 – Y6)

Know that God created everything and it was good; People spoilt the environment and their relationship with God - the Fall. (Big Frieze) (Y1 – 6)

Christians try to put the teaching of Jesus into practice in their everyday lives & build God’s kingdom on earth as best they can. (Y1 – 6)

Describe similarities and differences within and between Christian denominations with particular reference to the Eucharist (Y5/6)

Know that God is three in one, Father, son and Holy Spirit – the Trinity (Y1 – Y6)

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