Religious Education

Religious Education at Mauldeth Road

 

When teaching Religious Education we want: 

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 and worldviews,  reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.  Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

We are all special and unique. At Mauldeth Road, we respect individual differences, diversity and equality.  We want to celebrate our amazing, diverse community. We are all different. All religions are different and some people have non-religious worldviews, but we are all the same too.  We are one human race, despite our differences.

Our Religious Education Curriculum

Religious Education at Mauldeth Road Primary School is based on the ‘Manchester Agreed Syllabus' that is written and agreed by representatives of each of the major faith groups. It recognises our local communities and region as vibrant and unique, with much diversity of religion and belief, including that many children come from families that hold non-religious worldviews.

This curriculum is sequenced to enable progress as the children move up through the school by progressing key ideas and concepts of religions. It aims for children to:

  • develop, a deep and rich knowledge of religions and worldviews;
  • remember and apply their knowledge of religions (broadly understood) with growing confidence and understanding;
  • have opportunities to engage with their own preparation for life in modern, diverse Britain.

 

 

 

EYFS

 

 

 

 

In EYFS, the children think about which people and stories are special to them and why. They consider how each person is unique and valuable, and continue to develop positive attitudes about the differences between people. They look at the groups to which they belong, how some people belong to religious groups and what this means. The children explore and understand how people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways.

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Year 1

 

 

 

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In Year 1, the children begin to learn about how and why people celebrate special and sacred times (thinking about their own family’s special times and those of other religions eg in Christianity, Islam and Judaism). They begin to learn about the religions of Islam and Christianity, learning about what people believe and which places are special and why. ED RE yr1 3(1).jpg

 

Year 2

 

 

 

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In Year 2, the children continue to learn about how and why people celebrate special and sacred times.  They look at how some people have sacred books and some of their special stories. The children think about how and why we should care for each other and our world. Following on from last year, they now learn about another religion, Judaism as well.

Year 3

 

 

 

 

 

In Year 3, the children learn about the religions of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhi. They consider what different people believe about God, why people might pray and why festivals are important to religious communities.  They look at what it means to be a Christian in Britain today.

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Year 4

 

 

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In Year 4, the children explore why some people think that life is like a journey and what we can learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong. They look at what it means to be a Hindu in Britain today, why Jesus is inspiring to some people and how family life and festivals show what matters to Jewish people.

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Year 5

 

 

 

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ED RE yr5 3.png In Year 5, the children consider viewpoints from different religious and non-religious groups about the nature of belief in God and learn about the purposes of different places of worship. They also look at what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today.

 

Year 6

 

 

 

In Year 6 the children look at the values and beliefs of people within their community, including their own and the wider world. They look at connections between beliefs and behaviour in different religions. They consider how holy buildings and works of art matter to many people in different religions and also the importance of charity and generosity including to those with non- religious worldviews. The children look at the religions of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and the humanist perspective. 

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Mauldeth Road Primary School
Mauldeth Road,
Withington,
Manchester,
M14 6SG

Mr Andrew Kilcoyne

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