Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
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Religious Education

Pupil's work from our Multi-Faith Festival of Light Calendar

Information about the Emmanuel Scheme of Work YR-Y6 HERE

EYFS Skill progression development HERE

RE is taught in weekly lessons across the school. We follow the Suffolk agreed syllabus for RE and use the multi-faith scheme called 'The Emmanuel Project' to support our delivery of the learning themes and key concepts for all major world faiths.

This scheme of work was published by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and our RE Subject Leader was involved in some of the writing and piloting of the assessment of these programmes. These units engage the children in creative, exciting activities with a high level of challenge.

In addition to this, our RE curriculum is enriched through additional focus days/mini-topics throughout the school year. This could be through a ‘Light Day’ as an alternative to Halloween or perhaps a day exploring different religious festivals including Trinity Sunday.

The Emmanuel Project uses an ‘Enquiry Based’ Model of learning and therefore children tend to move through a cycle of learning for each unit taught.

Pupils are given the opportunity to explore the practices and beliefs of those from the Christian, Jewish, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and Humanism faiths. Key strands are explored across all faiths to find the similarities and differences between them – for example, Beliefs and Questions, Special Books, Leaders and Teachers and others.

To enable our children to understand the different aspects of their learning in our BRAVE lessons we often use symbols:

The first two symbols reflect the attainment targets for RE which are ‘Learning ABOUT religion’ and ‘Learning FROM religion’.

A window is used to represent that sometimes in our RE lessons we are learning about a religion or faith. This can be likened to looking through a window and finding out what is happening for a particular group of people.

A mirror is used to represent the aspects of BRAVE that require the children to learn from a religion.

We provide the space and encourage our children to think creatively and reflect on the lessons we can learn and this in turn enables them to develop spiritually.

A Door to Find Out More…

In our RE lessons we promote a curiosity and aim to provide opportunities for awe and wonder within all learners. We use the symbol of the door to simply encourage children to want to learn more. We often get them to think up their own big questions about beliefs, religions and values this helps to develop their religious literacy skills.

Teachers will often use the open-ended question starter:

‘I wonder” …

We encourage children to use this wording too with an understanding that not all questions need an answer.