William De Yaxley
Toto Corde Meo
'With All Our Hearts'
William de Yaxley C of E Academy
Landsdowne Road, Yaxley, Peterborough, PE7 3JL
01733 240323

Religious Education

At William De Yaxley, Religious Education is taught as a discrete subject which helps to develop children’s knowledge, understanding and awareness of the main religions represented in the local area and across the country. Religious Education is taught to help pupils make sense of different religions and to appreciate the influence it can have on people’s lives even if they do not hold religious beliefs themselves. Children develop an understanding of religious traditions and to appreciate the cultural differences in Britain today.

Links are made at relevant times of the year with religious festivals, for example Christmas, Easter, Eid, Diwali etc. RE is also delivered through daily collective worship in which key themes are explored and discussed.

We use the Cambridgeshire agreed syllabus for the teaching of RE within this the children mainly focus on Christianity but also learn about other religions. We believe this gives children a tolerance and acceptance of other people’s beliefs and cultures and encourages respect for those holding different beliefs to their own.

We have strong links with St Peter’s Church, Yaxley and the diocese of Ely. Throughout the year we have visitors in school from the local community to deliver collective worship to the children.

Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. RE can also make important contributions to other parts of the school curriculum such as citizenship, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE education), the humanities, education for sustainable development and others. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross-culturally.

 

An outline of what is being taught within RE throughout the school including key questions:

 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

Christianity

‘What do people believe about the creation of our world?’

Christianity

‘What do Christians believe about the festival of harvest?’

Christianity

‘Is the Bible a handbook or a story of love?’

Christianity

‘How do Christians say thank you?’

Autumn 2

Christianity

What do Christians believe about advent’

Christianity

‘What do Christians believe about the festival of harvest?’

Christianity

‘Is the Bible a handbook or a story of love?’

Christianity

‘Should the Christian church support war?’

Spring 1

Christianity

‘Is it Fair?’

Christianity

‘How is Jesus Depicted in Art?’

Christianity

‘Is Easter a Festival of New Life or Sacrifice?’

Buddhism

‘What is Enlightenment?’

Spring 2

Christianity

‘How and Why are Churches Different?’

Christianity

‘How is Jesus Depicted in Art?’

Christianity

‘Is Easter a Festival of New Life or Sacrifice?’

Buddhism

‘What is Enlightenment?’

Summer 1

Judaism

‘What celebrations are important to Jews?’

Islam

‘Why is prayer important to Muslims?’

Hinduism

‘What can we find out about Hindu’s from the gods?’

Buddhism

‘What is the root of Buddhist belief?’

Summer 2

Judaism

‘What celebrations are important to Jews?’

Islam

‘Why is prayer important to Muslims?’

Hinduism

‘What can we find out about Hindu’s from the gods?’

Buddhism

‘What is the root of Buddhist belief?’

 

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