Fordham CE Primary School

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Religious Education

All children in our school have regular RE lessons based on the Cambridgeshire Syllabus, looking at a range of faiths.  Due to our Christian heritage, we also follow enhanced modules aimed to increase children's understanding of Christianity. 

The new agreed syllabus will be launched in May 2018 but our RE leader, Mrs. Pearson, has already written our school's curriculum map alongside an advisor from the Diocese of Ely education department. 

RE Curriculum Map

There are two terms of learning about Christianity each year, followed by one other religion. We are using 'Understanding Christianity' as our resource materials for all Christianity units, in line with schools across the county.  A brief overview can be found below.  Alternatively, please look at the curriculum map for detailed information.

EYFS – Why is God so important to Christians? Why do Christians perform Nativity plays at Christmas? Old and New Testament Bible Stories. Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter Garden? Sikh festivals.

KS1 – Who made the world? Why does Christmas matter to Christians? What is the Good News Jesus Brings? Why does Easter matter to Christians? What do Christians believe God is like? What makes a church a special place for Christians? Sikhism, Judaism.

Lower KS2 – What is it like to follow God? What kind of world did Jesus want? What is the Trinity? Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’? What do Christians learn from the Creation Story? What was the impact of Pentecost? Islam, Hinduism.

Upper KS2 – What would Jesus do? Was Jesus the Messiah? What did Jesus do to save human beings? What does it mean if God is holy and loving? Creation and Science. What kind of king is Jesus? How can following God bring freedom and justice? What difference does the resurrection make to Christians? Buddhism, Humanism.

 

Year 6s were asked 'what does Easter mean to you?'