At Lime Tree Primary School, the RE curriculum looks to empower children to be confident, responsible, and successful life-long learners. Who have an understanding of religion beliefs and British values.
Our curriculum is designed so that students build up on previous knowledge and skills as they go up the school gaining an increasing awareness of the knowledge to enquire and explore religious and non-religious faiths. We follow the National Curriculum Kingston agreed Syllabus which works on a five year cycle. We work closely with Insight who are local churches that serve local schools in Kingston. Our curriculum is designed to be flexible and cross curricular allowing student the freedom to be able to make links with other subjects and life experiences.
Religious Education, as a subject, is divided into the following strands:
Consideration of other religions and non-religious world views can occur at any key stage as appropriate to the school context.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and British Values
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are promoted through all RE teaching
Spiritual development: We explore the beliefs and experiences of ourselves and others; discuss the importance of respecting all beliefs and faiths; learn about and discuss our feelings and values and those of others.
Moral development: We learn about and discuss things that are right and wrong; learn about the law and the importance of it; begin to consider our actions and the consequence of them; consider, discuss and debate ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social development: We consider all of the groups and communities that we are part of; participate in our local community; learn how to resolve conflict; engage with the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.
Cultural development: We become aware of cultural influences; learn about the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
To know that differences between people are good
To know a creation story from more than one religion
Year 1 Milestones
To know a number of faith communities
Year 2 Milestones
To know what Islam means
Year 3 Milestones
To know that sin is central to the creation story
Year 4 Milestones
To know what the Holy Trinity is
Year 5 Milestones
To know Christians believe God is holy and loving; Jesus as God in Man
Year 6 Milestones
To be able to explain how Science and the creation story conflict/complement