Religious Education

Religious education is a statutory subject and forms part of the core curriculum for all pupils at Churchfields Junior School. Religious Education (RE) in this country is distinctive in being locally agreed within each Local Authority and closely aligned to the nature of the community itself. RE rightly strives to be relevant to the lives of young people of all faiths and none and draws on the experience of the local faith communities within the London Borough of Redbridge.

Now, more than ever, it is vital that young people are able to understand themselves within the context of a diverse society so that they are equipped to be active citizens with the confidence to participate with peers whose background can often be different to their own. The Government’s emphasis on understanding, tolerance and integration points to the importance of establishing common ground with a clear sense of shared aspirations and values though this can only come about if we have confidence to learn from those different to ourselves.

 

As our world becomes more connected, it is ever more important that we strive for increasing harmony between people from different backgrounds and equipping young people within communities to be at the forefront of this. There is a crucial need to comprehend and appreciate our diversity. Religious education is an important curriculum subject in its own right, making a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural growth of children and young people, supporting their personal development and well-being and fostering community cohesion. It is vital that knowledge of belief systems and values is disseminated so that our young people are able to understand the importance of commitment to their own values and beliefs in order to develop a positive approach to life and tolerance and respect for each other.

 

Redbridge is a progressively diverse borough and we are confident that our teaching and learning in RE and appreciates the many aspects of different religions and beliefs.

Curriculum and Overview of Outcomes

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand where Hinduism began

 

KS3 p4

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand the importance of Aum

 

KS3 p15
HL p9

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain Hindu beliefs on Brahman

 

KS3 p36-38
HL p5

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand what the Trimurti is

 

KS3 p36-39

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recognise, name and discuss different Hindu Gods

 

KS3 p36-41

Week 7

Outcome

 

  • To make links between stories about Hindu Gods and what they teach Hindus

 

KS3 p36-41

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand the story behind Rama and Sita

 

HL p25
KS3 p10-11

Week 2

Outcome

To explain how Hindus celebrate the festival of Diwali

 

KS3 p30
HL p24-25

Week 3

Outcome

  • To assess our understanding of Hinduism
  • Essay: Why are the Gods important to Hindus?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To re-tell the Christmas story

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain why a Christian might choose to celebrate Christmas

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explore the message of the Good Samaritan

Week 7

Week 8

Outcome

  • Christmas Assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To know where and how Hindus worship

 

KS3 p 16-17, 12-13

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain how Hindus worship at the Mandir

 

HL p 12-13
KS3 p 16-19

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain how Hindus worship at home

 

KS3 p20-21

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand the importance of the arti ceremony

 

KS3 p18  
HL p13

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of Prashad during Puja

 

HLp13

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand what a Mandir is and what it is made up of

 

KS3 p12-15

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explain what happens during the sacred thread ceremony

 

HL p18-19
KS3 p25-27

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain the importance of the River Ganges and Varanasi in Hindu Pilgrimage

 

HL p26-27
KS3 p32-33

Week 3

Outcome

  • To assess our understanding of Hinduism
  • Essay: What different ways do Hindus worship and celebrate their religion?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To re-tell the Easter story

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand the symbolism behind the Easter story

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand how Christians celebrate Holy Week

Week 1

Outcome

  • Easter Assessment

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain what the Hindu holy books are

 

KS3 p6-8
HL p16-17

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain what some of the holy scriptures teach Hindu’s

 

KS3 p6-8
HL p16-17

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand the origins of Holi festival

KS3 p31

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand how Hindu’s celebrate Holi festival

 

KS3 p31

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand the orings of Kumbha Mela festival

 

KS3 p32
HL p27

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain how Hindus celebrate Raksha Bandhan

Week 3

Outcome

  • Essay: How do Hindu people celebrate important festivals compared to other faiths?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain why Ahimsa is an important part of a Hindu’s life

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain Dharma affects the lives of Hindus

HL p5, p15
KS3 p54-55

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain how Kharma affects the lives of Hindus

 

KS3 p43-45, 54, 60, 67
HL p29

Week 7

Outcome

  • Hindu Assessment
  • To explain Hindu beliefs on life after death

 

KS3 p42-43
HL p28-29

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand how Judaism begun

 

KS3 p36-38

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of the Torah

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand how the Ten Commandments are linked to the story of Moses (exodus story)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of the ten commandments

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand Jewish beliefs in God (Sheema)

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explain how the Jewish Creation story relates to Shabbat

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of Kosher within Judaism

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain the meaning of daily rituals and practices (Mezuzah)

Week 4

Outcome

  • Judaism Assessment
  • Essay: Which rules are the most important for Jewish people in following their faith?

Week 5

Outcome

  • To know why Jesus’ birth is important to Christians

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recognise why Christmas is a special time for Christians

Week 7

Outcome

  • To explain how the Jewish Creation story relates to Shabbat

Week 8

Outcome

  • To explain how Christians celebrate Christmas around the world

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand why Jewish people celebrate Pesach

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand how people celebrate Pesach

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand how and why Jewish people celebrate Yom Kippur

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand how and why Jewish people celebrate Hanukah

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand how and why Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Week 6

Outcome

  • To know what Tzedaka (giving money to charity) is

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand Jewish people’s views on life after death
  • Judaism assessment
  • Essay: How do Jewish people celebrate important festivals compared to other faiths?

Week 2

Outcome

  • To re- tell the Easter story

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand why Easter is important for Christians

Week 4

Outcome

  • To know where and how Christians worship

Week 5

Outcome

  • To recognise symbols which are significant to Christianity

Week 6

Outcome

  • Easter Assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of the synagogue (artefacts etc)

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand how Jewish people worship in the synagogue

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand how Jewish people celebrate their Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of Jerusalem in Judaism

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain the pilgrimage to Jerusalem

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand what happens when a Jewish child is born

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of Jewish dress

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain the importance of the Rabbi in the Jewish community

Week 4

Outcome

  • To consider how Jewish people differ in the beliefs

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: What similarities and differences are there between Judaism and Hinduism in how people follow their everyday faith?

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand who are Muslims

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explore each of the five pillars

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand how Muslims pray

Week 5

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand what happens on Haji

Week 7

Outcome

  • To understand why Muslims fast

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand Muslims views on God

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of a Mosque
  • ELM Mosque visit

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain the role of the Imam

Week 4

Outcome

  • Islam assessment
  • Essay: How does worship form the foundations of Islam and does this differ in other religions?

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain Epiphany and how it is celebrated

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand why the Church is a place of religious importance

Week 7

Outcome

  • To explain the importance of Baptism and Holy Communion

Week 8

Outcome

  • Christmas assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand the importance of the Qur’an

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explore the seven main beliefs of Islam

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explore who was Mohammed (PBUH)

Week 4

Outcome

  • To consider what happened on the night of power

Week 5

Outcome

  • To consider how Muslims put Mohammed words into daily life (Hadith and Sunnah)

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explore what happens during Ramadan

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explain the significance of Eid Ul-Filtr

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain the significance of Eid Ul-Adha

Week 3

Outcome

  • Islam assessment
  • Essay: How do Muslims celebrate important religious festivals and how does this compare to how Jewish people do?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To understand the importance of Lent

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand why Christians celebrate Easter Sunday

Week 6

Outcome

  • To understand how events led to the crucifixion of Jesus
    Easter assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To consider what  happens when a Muslims baby is born

Week 2

Outcome

  • To consider Muslims views on life after death

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explore how Muslims respect the dead

Week 4

Outcome

  • To consider how Muslims follow shari’ah

Week 5

Outcome

  • To understand the importance of halal and haram

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand the importance of Muslim agencies such as Muslim Aid

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of certain Islamic clothes

Week 3

Outcome

  • To understand why Islam, Christianity and Judaism are Abrahamic faiths

Week 4

Outcome

  • To consider why all Muslims don’t believe the same thing

Week 5

Outcome

  • Islam assessment
  • Essay: To what extent does Islam influence the daily life of a Muslim and how does this compare to your daily life?

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand the importance of Guru Nanak

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain who the other ten Gurus were

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain the importance of the Guru Granth Sahib

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain how the Guru Granth Sahib is used in the Gurdwara

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain the significance of the 5Ks in Sikh initiation

Week 7

Outcome

  • To explain what happens in the amrit ceremony
  • Sikh assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of the Gurdwara

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explore how the Gurdwara is the centre of Sikh and Non-Sikh communities

Week 3

Outcome

  • Trip to Gurdwara

Week 4

Outcome

  • Essay: What does it mean to be a Sikh? How does this differ from other religions?

Week 5

Outcome

  • To use the bible as a source when explaining the Christmas story

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explore the message of the Lost son

Week 7

Outcome

  • To make comparisons between Christmas and a Sikh festival

Week 8

Outcome

  • Christmas assessment
  • Christmas story concert preparation

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explore how Sikh festivals differ

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain how Sikhs celebrate Guru’s birthday

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain how Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain how Sikhs celebrate Diwali

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain how Sikhs celebrate Hola Mohalla and Holi Sikh

Week 6

Outcome

  • Assessment Essay: In what ways do Sikh’s celebrate their religion and how does this differ to other faiths?

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand how Sikhs make moral decisions

Week 2

Outcome

  • To understand what resurrection is and how it is linked to Easter

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain Christian views on life after death

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain other religious views on life after death

Week 5

Outcome

  • To discuss my own views on life after death

Week 6

Outcome

  • Easter assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand the significance of Sikh Symbols

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain how Sikhs go on pilgrimage

Week 3

Outcome

  • To consider how Sikhs deal with prejudice and discrimination

Week 4

Outcome

  • SATs week

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain Sikh views on their life cycle

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand why Kharma plays a big role in Sikhism

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain the importance of the three pillars of Guru Nanak’s teaching

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explore the lessons behind the story of the  Milk and the Jasmine flower

Week 5

Outcome

  • To can explain the lessons behind Bhagat Puran Singh and Pingalwara

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain the lessons behind Duni Chand and the needle

Week 7

Outcome

  • Sikh assessment
  • Essay: Sikh’s views on life after death contrast to those of other faiths. What are their beliefs and how does it differ?

Beyond the Curriculum