RE

Our Approach

RE is a compulsory subject which must be taught to all primary age children. At Inglehurst Junior School, we have adapted the Leicester City Agreed Syllabus to allow us to teach a knowledge and skills programme based on key areas / questions, of which there are four each year: what do we believe, the journey of life, the deeper meaning of our celebrations and a key philosophical question taken from the Leicester City Agreed Syllabus. The curriculum develops over a four-year period and each new focus builds upon and adds to the previous learning. Each year, children will be introduced to a new faith, belief or world view - the rest of their learning for that year will focus on answering key questions using the knowledge and skills gained from their study of the new religion and previous taught religions, allowing for lots of comparing, contrasting, and links to be made. 


By the end of their time at Inglehurst Junior School, the children will have studied Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Humanism. The progressive and repetitive nature of the curriculum is designed to enhance children’s resilience and natural curiosity, allowing them to make connections where possible. There will be a range of opportunities throughout your child’s time at Inglehurst Junior School, including handling a variety of artefacts, visitors to the school and visits to places of worship offering wider experiences. 

Aims and Objectives

School Staff:

  • To become confident in the regular delivery of RE lessons

  • To promote a confident, positive attitude towards the learning of RE

  • To provide opportunities for the children to explore artefacts and buildings 

  • To provide opportunities for the children to extend their curiosity and ask sensible questions in a safe environment

  • To carefully consider stereotypical ideas and challenge negative views in a sensitive way

 

Children:

  • To become respectful and tolerant, and develop an empathy towards others

  • To explore different religions and beliefs, building on their knowledge as they progress through the school

  • To gain knowledge and a deeper understanding of other religions including visits to places of worship and scriptures

  • To look at similarities and differences between themselves and others, and other religions and beliefs

  • To develop a natural curiosity and ask challenging questions raised by religions and world views

  • To articulate clearly and coherently their ideas, beliefs, values and experiences while respecting the rights of others to differ 

 

What is Religious Education like at Inglehurst?

RE is taught once a week a Inglehurst and much is covered throughout their time here:

Year 3

  • Autumn 1: What does it mean to be a Hindu? 

  • Autumn 2: What is the deeper meaning of our celebrations? (Diwali)

  • Spring 1: What do Christians believe? 

  • Spring 2: The Journey of Life: Who inspires me? (Hindu and Christian focus)

Year 4

  • Autumn 1: What does it mean to be a Muslim? 

  • Autumn 2: How did the world come to be and why we should care for it? (Christian, Hindu, Islam focus)

  • Spring 1: What is the deeper meaning of our celebrations? (Eid) 

  • Spring 2: The Journey of Life: How is new life welcomed into the world? (Christian, Hindu and Islam focus

Year 5

  • Autumn 1: What does it mean to be a Sikh? 

  • Autumn 2: Can religions help to build a fair world and make poverty history? (Christian, Hindu, Islam & Sikh focus)

  • Spring 1: What is the deeper meaning of our celebrations? (Easter)

  • Spring 2: The Journey of Life: What is so special about marriage? (Christian, Hindu and Sikh focus)

Year 6

  • Autumn 1: What does it mean to be a Humanist? 

  • Autumn 2: What is the deeper meaning of our celebrations? (Christmas focus, compare with Diwali, Eid and Easter)

  • Spring 1: What will make our city a more respectful place? (Comparing all religions taught)

  • Spring 2: The Journey of Life: What happens when we die? (Christian and Humanist focus, also compare with Hindu, Muslim and Sikh)

 

Currently we offer: 

  • RE Roadshow.

  • Multiple religious assemblies, festivals, services, and productions throughout the year.

For additional information please view the documents below or contact Mrs Brown (Subject Lead).

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