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Religious Education at Haughmond Federation

Our schools aim is ‘To build religious tolerance through the mutual understanding of other religions.’  The children will learn about a range of religious beliefs explore a variety of important questions that help them to consider their own thoughts and ideas about the world they are growing into.

Religious Education – Curriculum

Throughout the federation we use key questions from the Shropshire Agreed Syllabus to develop our learning journey. At HJS this is also delivered in conjunction with Discovery RE. All children explore different religions through a range of approaches and experiences to develop their understanding of them. They then build on their knowledge to consider deeper questions as they move through their learning journey.  We focus on the six principal religions in the world Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

https://discoveryschemeofwork.com/

https://www.shropshirelg.net/media/738982/Draft-Agreed-Syllabus-2019.pdf

 

Our RE curriculum, compliments and enhances the ‘Values Based Education’ provided at the schools.  The religious beliefs and our values runs through everything we do, and opens up the opportunity for deep discussion.  Through working in books, discussion forums, handling artefacts, visits and experiences, we see a continued understanding and deepening of learning.  We strive to continue to develop teachers’ understanding of this ever changing subject.

 

Haughmond Federation’s Link to the wider community

Through the children’s time within the federation we aim to build and create links within the local and wider community.  This provides them with a rich and varied experience and a chance to give back and be an active part of their community.

We are proud to be supported in the Harlescott Diocese by The Church of the Holy Spirit.  Where special gatherings are held to celebrate harvest, remembrance, Easter and Christmas.

 

 

 

Harvest and the Barnabas Community Projects

https://www.barnabascommunityprojects.org/

 

Each year at Harvest time both Sundorne Infant School and Harlescott Junior School come together to collect food that is donated to the Barnabas Community Projects Food Bank.  The generosity of the families in our local community is overwhelming and shows how we support others.

 

Lichfield Cathedral – Light of Hope

To celebrate All Souls Day and All Saints Day, the federation took part in a Diocese celebration ‘Light of Hope’.  This allowed schools to come together through the pandemic to share in the hope for the future and a chance to reflect. Whilst creating pieces of artwork that was shared through social media in a time of social distancing. 

Children’s Work

RE Subject Overview

Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS 1

Me and My Community

Who are the special people in my life? What is special about where I live? (RQ1/3/5)

Harvest

What is Harvest? (RQ2/9)

Divali

Why do Hindis have fireworks to celebrate Divali? (RQ10/14)

Christmas

Why do we give gifts at Christmas? (RQ2/10/14)

Pancake Day

What is pancake day? (RQ2/10)

Easter

Is Easter a happy or sad time? (RQ2/10)

Changes

How do I feel? (RQ4)

Changes

How do I feel? (RQ4)

EYFS 2

 

Me and My Community

Who are the special people in my life? What is special about where I live? (RQ1/3/5)

Harvest

What is Harvest? (RQ2/9)

 

Divali

Why do Hindis have fireworks to celebrate Divali? (RQ10/14)

Christmas

Why do we give gifts at Christmas? (RQ2/10/14)

Pancake Day

What is pancake day? (RQ2/10)

Easter

Is Easter a happy or sad time? (RQ2/10)

Changes

How do I feel? (RQ4)

Changes

How do I feel? (RQ4)

Year 1

Me and My community

What special things do I have? What is special to Christians and Sikhs? (RQ1/4/10/14)

Harvest

Why and how do we celebrate Harvest? (RQ2/9)

Divali

What is the meaning of light at Divali? (RQ10/14)

Christmas

What is the true meaning of Christmas? (RQ2/9/10)

 

New Year

What is special about the new year? (RQ2/10/14)

Pancake Day

Why do we have pancake day? (RQ2/10)

 

Mother’s Day, Lent, Easter

What symbols do we see at Easter time? (RQ2/7/9/10)

Special Journeys and Special Times

What special journeys have I been on? What special journeys have Christians/Sikhs been on? (RQ2/13)

Changes

How do I feel? (RQ3/4)

Year 2

Creation

What stories tell us how the world began?

How can we look after our world? (RQ6/8)

Harvest

Why is Harvest important to our school?

(RQ2/3)

Divali

Are there different beliefs about the meaning of Divali? (RQ2/10/14)

Remembrance

Why do people wear poppies?

Why is it important to remember? (RQ7/10/12)

Christmas

How is Christmas celebrated around the world? (RQ2/9/10/14)

 

New Year / Chinese New Year

What is special about the new year? (RQ2/10/14)

Pancake Day , Lent,  Mother Day

Why do we have pancake day?

 

Mother’s Day, Lent

Why do people give things up for Lent? (RQ2/10)

Easter

Why is there a cross on a hot cross bun? (RQ2/7/9/10/12)

Special Books

What books are special to me?

What books are special to people around the world? (RQ2/4/9)

Changes

How do I feel?

What changes did Jesus have throughout his life? (RQ3/4/9)

 

Year 3

 

 

Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a child?

Has Christmas lost its true meaning?

Could Jesus really heal people?

Does joining the Khalsa make a person a better Sikh?

Do Sikhs think it is important to share?

Would visiting the River Ganges feel special to a non–Hindu?

Year 4

 

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

 

 

 

What is the most significant part of the Nativity story for Christians today?

 

 

How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?

Is forgiveness always possible?

What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?

Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?

Year 5           

How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion?

Is the Christmas story true?

How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?

Did God intend Jesus to be Crucified?

What is the best way for a Sikh to show    commitment to God?

What is the best way for a Christian to show       commitment to God?

 

Year 6

 

What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?

 

How significant is it that Mary was Jesus’ mother?

Is anything ever eternal?

 

Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?

 

Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?

 

Do beliefs in Karma, Samsara and Moksha help Hindus lead good lives?