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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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
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