Religious Education (RE) and Ethics Overview: Nursery – Year 11
The teaching of RE covers, throughout all the year groups, the teaching of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education as well as British values, as set out in the national curriculum. Each year group in primary will focus on Christianity with an additional focus on another of the six main religions. We use the scheme “Discovery RE” as a basis in Primary. We have chosen this scheme as it links to our core school values and it helps us to provide a diverse and rich enquiry-based approach to RE. RE will be covered as part of a 2-year cycle in years 1 – 6. Nursery and Reception will focus broadly on different religions, looking at different religious stories and celebrations. In secondary, the coverage of RE will through “Ethics” lessons. Years 7 and 8 will focus on all the religions previously covered. Years 9 – 11 will also cover all the religions covered within drop down days. The religions that are covered are listed below:
The learning is enquiry-based and focuses on key themes and questions to guide the children’s learning. Some themes are looked at across the year groups at the same time but are investigated at different levels building on previous learning. Even if children are not explicitly learning about a specific religion, within that year, there will be discussion and the highlighting of key festivals and celebrations observed by other religions throughout the year. There will also be opportunities for additional learning with visits, trips and drop-down days. The teaching of RE covers the objectives and suggestions outlined by the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) for Oxfordshire.
See below for a detailed overview.