RE


 

 

RE Curriculum
RE at Iqra encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions, while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning. It challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses.It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It enhances pupils’ awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as of the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.RE encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community. RE has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. It promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice.

 

“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another…” (Quran 49:13).

 At IQRA Primary School our Ethos aspires to follow the Quranic injunctions to ensure that the children we serve are able to recognise differences as a blessing and something to benefit their learning positively. We encourage children to “know” each other by means of tolerance, respect, understanding and gender equality, all through the exchange of knowledge in a global community.

Please click here to see examples of how IQRA school embeds the Islamic Ethos.

Examples of Religious Education at IQRA

 

RE Curriculum KS1

Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

In year 1 all pupils will be taught to:

Recall features of religious, spiritual and moral stories and other forms of religious expression

Recognise and name features of religions and beliefs

Identify what they find interesting and puzzling in life

Recognise symbols and other forms of religious expression

Express their own experiences and feelings

Identify what is important to themselves and may be important to others

 

Year 1

  • Islam

Key beliefs

Does it feel special to belong?

Religious festivals

What do religious festivals teach me?

Creation stories

Does the world belong to God?

Religious figures in place of worship

How can religious leaders help us?

Holy books

How can books be special to people?

Charity in religion

Should people take care of the world?

In year 2 all pupils will be taught to:

Use religious words and phrases to retell religious stories

Identify the importance of religion and beliefs for some people

Begin to show awareness of similarities in religions

Identify some features of religion and suggest meanings for religious actions and symbols

Identify how religion is expressed in different ways and begin to show awareness of similarities in religions

Ask, and respond sensitively to, questions about their own and others’ experiences and feelings

Recognise that some questions cause people to wonder and are difficult to answer

Recognise their own values and those of others in relation to matters of right and wrong

 

Year 2

  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

Place of worship

Does it feel special to belong?

Religious festivals

What do religious festivals teach me?

Religious figures in place of worship

How can religious leaders help us?

Religious stories

How can stories show importance?

Symbols

Are religious symbols more important than words?

Charity in religion

Should people take care of the world

RE Curriculum KS2

Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

In year 3 and 4 all pupils will be taught to:

Make links between beliefs, stories and practices

Identify the impacts of beliefs and practices on people’s lives

Identify similarities and differences between religions and beliefs

Investigate and connect features of religions and beliefs

Ask significant questions about religions and beliefs

Describe and suggest meanings for symbols and other forms of religious expression

Identify what influences and inspires them, and why

Compare their own ideas and feelings about what pupils think is important

Make links between what they and other people think is important in life, giving reasons for beliefs, attitudes and actions

Year 3

  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Sikhism
  • Hinduism

Key beliefs

Do religious people lead better lives?

Religious festivals

Why do people celebrate a festival?

Prayers

How can praying to a God change how we live every day?

Holy books

How do religious books help us?

Religious Attire

Can religion influence how we present ourselves?

Art in religion

How can art be used to show religious beliefs?

Year 4

  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Sikhism
  • Hinduism

Key beliefs

Does believing in God make a difference?

Religious festivals

Why do people celebrate a festival?

Holy days of the week

What is a special day?

Religious stories

Can we learn from religious stories?

Religious Attire

Can religion influence how we present ourselves?

Art in religion

How can art be used to show religious beliefs?

RE Curriculum KS2

Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

In Year 5 and 6 all pupils will be taught to:

Comment on connections between questions, beliefs values and practices

Describe the impact of beliefs and practices on individuals, groups and communities

Describe similarities and differences within and between religions and beliefs.

Gather, select and organise ideas about religion and belief.

Suggest answers to some questions raised by the study of religions and beliefs.

Suggest meanings for a range of forms of religious expression, using appropriate vocabulary.

Describe how sources of inspiration and influence make a difference to themselves and others.

Apply ideas and reflections to issues raised by religion and belief in the context of their own and others’ lives.

Suggest what might happen as a result of their own and others’ attitudes and actions.

Year 5

  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Sikhism
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism

Key beliefs

Do all religious beliefs influence how you behave?

Traditions

Is following a tradition socially incorrect?

Water

How can the use of water change our lives?

Religion in community

How do the choices we make change our lives?

Art in religion

Can the arts help communicate religious beliefs?

Pilgrimages

Does going to pilgrimage mean that you are closer to God than others?

Year 6

  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Sikhism
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism

Figures in society

How can religious figures inspire lives of others?

Religious stories

Can we learn from religious stories?

Place of worship

Does a place of worship represent religious beliefs?

Charity in religion

Which religion has the responsibility to care for the world?

Pilgrimages

Does going to pilgrimage mean that you are closer to God than others?

Religious views of life after death

Is death always a bad thing?