Rationale:

Our Religious Education (RE) curriculum provides our pupils with a broad and balanced understanding of the main faiths around the world. Pupils cover 24 dispositions which are interwoven within all religions. Pupils will have a greater awareness of many festivals and celebrations that are celebrated by a range of religions; as a result, pupils will recognise how followers of the religion celebrate, and will have a greater tolerance and mutual respect of their faith. Pupils will also recognise some of the main views held by many religions and those who do not believe or follow a particular faith.  

The 24 dispositions are covered three times throughout a child’s education with us. This enables pupils to have a greater grasp of the disposition through a variety of religious faiths and beliefs. 

Pupils will have developed a spiritual awareness which will enable them to become happy and healthy within our ever-evolving modern-day society.  Pupils will recognise the views, beliefs and opinions of many faiths including those without a faith; as a result pupils will develop their moral understanding of many issues within our daily lives. 

Vocabulary is taught explicitly so that pupils have a greater grasp of technical and subject specific vocabulary and they can relay this throughout a unit of work.  

RE High Level Plan

 TermDispositionFocusReligious Focus
Year 1AutumnCultivating inclusion, identity and belonging

Being thankful

Being modest and thinking of others

Expressing joy
Infant Baptism

Harvest Festival

Prayer

Visit from the shepherds
Christianity

Islam
Spring Being fair and just

Being accountable and living with integrity

Being courageous and confident

Being loyal and steadfast
King Solomon

Saying sorry

Jonah & Zaccheus

David and Goliath

Peter’s denial

Easter
Christianity
SummerRemembering roots

Being hopeful and visionary

Being curious and valuing knowledge

Being open, honest and truthful
Eid ul Fitr

Hajj

Abraham

Holy books

Christian concept of God

Story of Rahab
Islam

Christianity
Year 2AutumnLiving by rules

Being temperate, exercising self-discipline and cultivating contentment

Being regardful of suffering

Sharing and being generous
10 Commandments

Ramadan

Jairus’ daughter

Visit of the wise men
Christianity

Islam
Spring Creating unity and harmony

Participating and willing to lead

Caring for others, animals and the environment

Being merciful
Being created in God’s image

Good Samaritan

Hajj

The Prodigal Son

The unmerciful servant
Christianity

Islam
SummerBeing silent and attentive to, and cultivating a sense for, the sacred and transcendence

Being reflective and self-critical

Being imaginative and explorative

Appreciating beauty
Visiting a place of worship

Zaccheus

The parables of the tax collector and the man with a speck in his eye

Ganesh

The 99 beautiful names of God

Psalms
Various

Christianity

Hinduism
Year 3AutumnSharing and being generous

Caring for others, animals and the environment

Creating unity and harmony

Participating and willing to lead

The rich fool

Zakah

Harvest festival

Genesis ch.1

Hajj

Sunday worship

Christianity

Islam
SpringBeing fair and just

Being accountable and living with integrity

Remembering roots

Being loyal and steadfast
The story of the black stone

The challenge of Iblis

Genesis ch.1

Passover

Disciples

Last supper and Holy Communion
Islam

Christianity

Judaism
SummerBeing open, honest and truthful

Being silent and attentive to, and cultivating a sense for, the sacred and transcendence

Being courageous and confident

Being hopeful and visionary
The story of Naboth’s vineyard

10 commandments

The story of Elijah

Baisakhi

The story of Gideon

Martin Luther King
Christianity

Sikhism
Year 4AutumnExpressing joy

Being thankful

Being reflective and self-critical

Being curious and valuing knowledge

Divali

Harvest festival

Story of Prince Siddharta

Four noble truths

King Solomon

Religious leaders
Hinduism

Christianity

Buddhism

Various
SpringBeing modest

Cultivating inclusion, identity and belonging

Being merciful

Being regardful of suffering

The wise and foolish builders

The Amrit Ceremony

Muslim prayer

Story of Joseph

Easter
Christianity

Sikhism

Islam
SummerLiving by rules

Being temperate, exercising self-discipline and cultivating contentment

Being imaginative and explorative

Appreciating beauty
10 Commandments

John Newton

Gandhi

Creation stories
Christianity

Hinduism

Various
Year 5AutumnCaring for others, animals and the environment

Sharing and being generous

Being loyal and steadfast

Being hopeful and visionary
The five precepts

Mary and Martha

Sikh Langar

Good Samaritan

Advent

Story of Hudaybiyya
Buddhism

Christianity

Sikhism

Islam
SpringBeing open, honest and truthful

Being silent and attentive to, and cultivating a sense for, the sacred and transcendence

Participating and willing to lead

Being modest and thinking of others
The Bible

Jesus’ teaching about honesty

Christian meditation

The Qur’an

Elizabeth Fry / Oscar Romero / Mother Theresa / Gandhi / Malcom X / Baha’u’llah

Lord’s Supper

Christianity

Islam

various
SummerBeing temperate, exercising self-discipline and cultivating contentment

Being accountable and living with integrity

Being thankful

Being imaginative and explorative
Buddhist meditation

The sanctity of the cow

Hannah’s prayer

Christian worship

Hindu worship

Jesus in art
Buddhism

Hinduism

Christianity
Year 6AutumnLiving by rules

Fair and just

Creating unity and harmony

Cultivating inclusion, identity and belonging
Commandments

Persecution of different groups

Jesus and the Samaritan

Bahai ideas about unity

Sikh naming ceremony

Names of Jesus
Christianity

Various

Bahai

Sikhism
SpringRemembering roots

Being courageous and confident

Being regardful of suffering

Being merciful and forgiving

Noah

Basaikhi

Angulimala and the Buddha

Easter

Festivals
Christianity

Sikhism

Buddhism

Various
SummerExpressing joy

Appreciating beauty

Being curious and valuing knowledge

Being reflective
Eid ul Adha

Muslim worship

Lord’s prayer

The prophet Musa

The Buddha and the golden swan

Spiritual life
Islam

Christianity

Buddhism

Various

RE Curriculum Documents:

Disposition Overview

Medium Term Plans:

Y1 RE MTP

Y2 RE MTP

Y3 RE MTP

Y4 RE MTP

Y5 RE MTP

Y6 RE MTP

 

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