Religious Education 

Religious education provides rich opportunities for children to learn about things that matter in the lives of many people in the local area and wider world.

Religious education at Harpur Hill Primary is based on The Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus (2014 - 2019).

The Principal aim of RE in Derbyshire schools is to enable pupils to participate in an on-going search for wisdom, through exploring questions raised by human experience and answers offered by the religions and beliefs of the people of Derbyshire and the wider community, so as to promote their personal development.

For more information about the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus as well as Religious Education in Derbyshire schools, click on the link below:

  The Derby Diocesan Board of Education

Aims and purpose of RE

  • to promote spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and society;
  • to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
     

RE enables pupils to

  • answer thought provoking questions about the purpose of life;
  • develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of principle religions;
  • enhances pupils' awareness and understanding of religious beliefs, practices and forms of expression;
  • encourages pupils to learn from different religions;
  • challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse and interpret information;
  • encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging;
  • encourages pupils to flourish individually;
  • enables pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others;
  • promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice.
 

Religious Education Long Term Plan

 

Autumn 1

   Autumn 2

     Spring 1

     Spring 2

Summer 1

   Summer 2

Reception

Which people are special to us and why?

Special Times

Christmas

Special stories

 What is special about our world

 Special places- church visit

Being special- where do we belong?

Year 1

Myself

How do we show we care for others?

Celebrations

1.6 How and why do we celebrate special times?

Celebrations

1.6 How and why do we celebrate special times?

Belonging

1.8 What does it mean to belong?

 Symbols

1.5 In what way is the church important to leaders?

 Symbols

1.5 In what way is the church important to leaders?

Year 2

Believing

1.1 Who is a Hindu and what do they believe?

Believing

1.2 What can we learn from creation stories?

Story

1.4 What do stories of Jesus tell Christians how to live?

Story

1.4 What do stories of Jesus tell Christians how to live?

Leaders and teachers

1.3 Who is an inspiring person and why?

 Leaders and teachers

1.3 Who is an inspiring person and why?

Year 3/4

(Odd years)

Worship, pilgrimage and special places

2.10 What are the deeper meanings of festivals?

Harvest

Beliefs and questions

2.2 Why is Christmas so important to Christians?

Plan B
Christmas journeys

Teachings and authority

2.6 Why is the Bible so important for Christians today?

Plan B
What is the Bible and why is it important for Christians?

 Inspirational people

2.5 How and why do Christians follow Jesus?

Plan B- What do we know about Jesus?

 Beliefs and Questions2.1

What do different people believe about God?

 

Year 3/4

(Even Years)

Symbols and religious expression

2.8 What is the purpose and value of a scared space?PB- Hindu worship at home and in the mandir

Worship, pilgrimage and special places

2.10 What are the deeper meaning of festivals?
PB- Buddhist Festivals

Journey of life and death

2.12 How and why do believers show their commitments during the journey of life?
PB- identity and Belonging

 Beliefs and questions

2.2 Why is Easter so important to Christians?

 

PB- Why is Easter so important for Christians?

Religion, family and community

2.15 How can we make our town a more respectful place?

 

 

 

Year 5

Religion, family and community

2.14 What can be learned from the Jewish way of life?

PB- Jewish Worship & community

Inspirational People

2.5 How and why do Christians follow Jesus?

PB- stories of Christianity

Beliefs and Questions

2.1 What do different people believe about God

PB- Belief in our community 

Inspirational People

2.4 What makes a leader worth following?

 PB- Why is Muhammed important to Muslims?

Beliefs and Questions 2.3What do religions say to us when life get hard?

 PB- What happens when we die?

 

Year 6

Beliefs in action in the world

2.17 What do religions teach about the natural world and why should we care about it?

Symbols and religious expression

2.8 What is the purpose and value of a sacred space?

 

Religion, family and community

2.14 What can be learnt from the Sikh way of life?

PB- Sikh worship and community. 

 Teachings and authority

2.6

Why is the Qur’an so important for Muslims?

PB- what is the Qur’an and why is it important? 

 Symbols and religious expression

2.7 How do people express their faith through the arts?

PB- How do people express their faith through the arts?