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Religious Education

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.

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Nursery Milestones

To know that differences between people are good

To recognise family and non-family

To know how they are the same and different to others

To know a small number of key religious festivals/events

Reception Milestones

To know a creation story from more than one religion

To know the Nativity story

To know each person is unique and valuable

To know the symbols of Easter

To know special stories from more than one faith

To know three special places of worship (for different faiths)

Year 1 Milestones

To know a number of faith communities

To recognise loving others is central to lots of communities

To have a personal idea of "God"

To know what Judaism means

To know what the Torah is

To know the creation story is the start of the big story of the Bible

To know how Genesis emphasises the importance of looking after the planet

Year 2 Milestones

To know what Islam means

To know the Five Pillars of Islam

To know the meaning of the Nativity and Advent as a time of preparation

To know the Easter symbol of the cross as one of love and rebirth

To know Gospel means "Good News"

To be able to explain what forgiveness is

To know a range of religious/special places as sacred (and what this means)

Year 3 Milestones

To know that sin is central to the creation story

To know that a covenant is a promise

To know how the Five Pillars of Islam show what is important to Muslims

To know what Yom Kippur means to Jews

To know what Jesus' key message was

To know how religions try to make the world a better place

Year 4 Milestones

To know what the Holy Trinity is

To know what Hindus believe God is like

To know Hinduism is a whole way of life (dharma)

To know Easter represents "salvation" and Jesus came to save others

To know what Pentecost means

To know why people celebrate major events in life (Christians Baptism; Hindus "sacred thread")

Year 5 Milestones

To know Christians believe God is holy and loving; Jesus as God in Man

To know Muslims believe Allah is God the prophet; Muhammed as the messenger

To know why the Torah is central to the Jewish faith

To know three of Jesus' parables and how they can influence behaviour/choices

To know what a Humanist is (and how they might be similar/different to a faith based person)

Year 6 Milestones

To be able to explain how Science and the creation story conflict/complement

To know the difference between atheist, agnostic, believer

To know the difference between dharma, karma and samsara for Hindus

To know the difference between incarnation, salvation and sacrifice for Christians

To know there are different interpretations of the Bible

To be able to identify ideas of life after death in more than one belief system