R.E (Religious Education)

RE at Ryders Green

Our Religious Education scheme of work meets the requirements of the Sandwell Agreed Syllabus and it will -

  • develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues in life experiences;
  • develop knowledge and understanding of major world religions and value systems found in Britain;
  • develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition;
  • reflect on the children’s own experiences and to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life;
  • develop an understanding of religious traditions and to appreciate the cultural differences in Britain today;
  • develop investigative and research skills and to enable them to make  reasoned judgements about religious issues;
  • show the children how to have respect for other peoples’ views and to celebrate the diversity in society;
  • promote the children’s own involvement in their own religion.

The units of work will educate the children, teaching them and delving into many religions such as – Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism.  The units covered for each year group are-

Year 1

  • Our wonderful world
  • Special books
  • Why do Christians give gifts at Christmas?
  • What did Jesus teach us?
  • What do Hindus Celebrate?
  • What do Muslims Celebrate?

Year 2

  • Christmas Celebrations
  • Christian Rites of Passage
  • Leaders and Teachers
  • What do Sikhs believe?
  • Who was Buddha?
  • Why is the Torah special?

Year 3

  • Diwali
  • Jewish celebrations
  • What do signs and symbols mean in religion?
  • What do we know about Jesus?
  • What is the Bible and why is it important to Christians?
  • Islamic Rites of Passage
Year 4
  • Buddhist festivals
  • Christmas Journeys
  • Hindu worship at home and in the Mandir
  • Why is Easter important to Christians?
  • Sikh Rites of Passage
  • Identity and belonging
Year 5
  • Why is Muhammad important to Muslims?
  • Where did the Christian Bible come from?
  • Belief in our community
  • Buddhist worship and beliefs
  • Sikh worship and the community
  • Stories of Christianity
Year 6
  • How do people express their faith through arts?
  • What is a church?
  • Jewish worship and the community
  • What happens when we die?
  • What is the Qur’an and why is it important to Muslims?
  • Stories of Hinduism


Contact Details

Ryders Green Primary School

Claypit Lane
B70 9UJ

Telephone - 0121 553 0658

Email: contactus@rydersgreen.sandwell.sch.uk

HeadTeacher - Lucy Blackmore



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