At The Links Primary School, we believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. Religious Education provides children with opportunities to explore big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. Our pupils will ask and answer questions about believing (meaning, purpose and truth), expressing (identity and diversity) and living (values and commitments). RE at The Links Primary will cultivate cross – curricular attitudes and skills, be a key contributor to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development and endeavour to make a valuable contribution to pupils’ exploration of British Values. Our Religious Education will be enhanced further with trips to places of worship in our local area, visits and assemblies from a variety of religious groups and cultural and religious events within school.
We use the Stockton-on-Tees agreed syllabus for RE 2019 as the basis for our curriculum.
Please see below for the Syllabus Overview for;
EYFS and KS1
|EYFS||Learning about others through stories, learning about people through visits, speakers and video clips, learning Christian symbols, learning about Christmas.||Learning about:
A Muslim home, prayer, fasting at Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr
|Y1||How is someone welcomed into Christianity?
Why do Christians give gifts at Christmas?
What do Christians remember at Easter?
|Belonging to the Muslim family
A man called Muhammad
|Belonging to the Sikh Family
|Y2||Why do Christians celebrate at Christmas?
What did Jesus leave behind?
Why do Christians remember the Last Supper?
|Why is the Qur’an a sacred book?||The Torah: God’s Law for the Jews
|The Guru Granth Sahib: a living guru
Guru Nanak: an extraordinary life
|Y3||Why is Christmas a winter festival?
Why is Easter a spring festival?
Why did monks copy the Gospels by hand?
|What is a Mosque For?
What is Eid?
|Judaism: Believing and Belonging
|Y4||What actually happened at Easter?
What is the ‘Big Story’ of Christmas?
|Muslims in Britain and around the world||Do all Buddhists believe and celebrate the same thing?||Diwali: the festival of Light
|Diwali: the festival of Light
|Y5||Is Christmas too commercial?
Who is responsible for Jesus’ death?
|Food and drink: what are religious rules for?
|Sikhism: the Gurdwara
|What is Worship? What is it for?|
|Y6||Why is Jesus’ death seen as a victory?
Why are the Gospel accounts different?
|From life to death, what role does religion play?
Is faith always the same?
What does art tell us?
Please click on the images below to see how key themes and religions are developed across the school.