Religious Education

 

 

Religious education is taught as a core academic subject at Wateringbury and gives our children an understanding of how beliefs and values affect their lives and the lives of others. Our pupils learn about Christianity and other major religions.  They discuss their own religious and non-religious views in a safe and open environment.

Christianity lies at the heart of the curriculum because Church schools reflect the Christian Gospel in all they do. The youngest pupils are introduced to Christianity as a living faith related to the values and relationships they experience and observe in the school community. Pupils come to Wateringbury from all faiths, and no faith, and all enjoy engaging and inspiring religious education that relates to real-life experiences at school, at home, in the community and in the wider world. 

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The aims of Religious Education at Wateringbury Church of England Primary School are:

  • to enable pupils to encounter Christianity as the religion that shaped British culture and heritage and influences the lives of millions of people today
  • to enable pupils to learn about the other major religions and their impact on culture, history, art and the lives of their followers
  • to develop understanding of religious faith as the search for and expression of truth
  • to contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual and philosophical convictions
  • to explore and enrich pupils’ own faith and beliefs

Please click here for our Religious Education Policy

 

This is our RE topic timetable for this year (2016/17)

 

Religious Education

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Y

E

A

R

R

We are Special

Special Times – Birthdays & Christmas

Special Stories

Special Times – Easter/Spring/Mothering Sunday

Special Places

Our Special World

1

Creation/Harvest

Special People – The Vicar

Christmas

The Bible

Special Days – Lent, Easter

Prayer

The New Testament

2

The Church

Weddings

Christmas gifts

Why do we trust and follow Jesus?

Jesus at Easter

Prayer and Worship

How does Christianity affect how a person lives their life?

3

The Old testament

Judaism

Christmas

Images of Jesus

What do Christians believe about the sacrifice of Jesus?

The Church’s year

Pentecost

Judaism

4

The Bible

Hinduism

Christmas

Why is it important for Christians to trust God?

Easter

Why is the day of Pentecost important to Christians?

Hinduism

5

Bible & Bible Stories 

Islam

Christmas

Jesus

Salvation & Atonement

The World-wide Church

Islam

6

How have Christians expressed their belief through art?

Church

Christmas

Sikhism

Easter

Sikhism

Is prophecy significant for Christians today?