At Buckton Fields, our ambition for our RE curriculum is to ensure that it is of high profile across the school and celebrated throughout the year, through ‘Festival of Faith’ days. As well as this, we aim to provide an outstanding RE curriculum, which embeds knowledge of Christianity and other religions. This will be accomplished through our Trust’s ethos of Fun, Creativity and Achievement. Through the teaching of RE, we believe we will shape respectful and well- rounded individuals.
Our curriculum has been written so that each religion has been designated to a particular year group:
EYFS – Christianity & Festivals of Faith
Year 1 – Christianity
Year 2 – Christianity & Judaism
Year 3- Christianity & Islam
Year 4 – Christianity & Hinduism
Year 5 – Christianity & Sikhism
Year 6 – Christianity & Buddhism
Each year our children’s knowledge develops as they learn about a new religion, as well as building upon their knowledge of Christianity. Progressively through the year groups, they will start to compare the religions and the principles, holy book/scriptures, key celebrations and places of worship.
Whilst learning about the religion’s key content, the children will have discussions about other religions and their learning will develop progressively year on year. In doing so, we hope to develop understanding, welcoming children who take interest in other people’s beliefs.
Through the year, the children will visit religious buildings and have Festival of Faith days planned to immerse them in the culture and celebrations. In doing so, we hope to embed the knowledge in a fun way of learning. These experiences will promote a love for RE and encourage respect towards different religions. Our Festival of Faith days will be religious festivals that we celebrate in school for the day, such as Diwali, Eid, Easter etc, we share these celebrations with our local school community
Through our curriculum, we aim to educate our children about the different religions in our world and celebrate the differences. We do this through our fun and creative curriculum and through our stories we share about diversity in our assemblies.
We aim for our children to understand people may have different beliefs and that we can celebrate those differences. As well as this, we aim to provide an outstanding RE curriculum, which embeds knowledge of Christianity and other religions. In doing so, we hope through the teaching of RE we will shape respectful and well- rounded individuals.
Most importantly, we believe that the RE curriculum will teach the children life skills of being tolerant and considerate towards others, whilst making positive contributions to society.