R.E


At Southcote we use Discovery RE, a scheme of work and lesson planning tool, to help us teach our RE curriculum.

What is Discovery RE?

Discovery RE is a comprehensive enquiry-based teaching programme for Years F1-6. This approach takes very seriously the philosophy that all children are free to make their own choices and decisions concerning religion and belief. Please click here to access the website and to find out more.

 

Each term every year group develops their learning and understanding from a key question:

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Foundation Theme: Special People Theme: Christmas Theme: Celebrations Theme: Easter Theme: Story Time Theme: Special Places
Key Question: What makes people special? Key Question: What is Christmas? Key Question: How do people celebrate? Key Question: What is Easter? Key Question: What can we learn from stories? Key Question: What makes places special?
Religion: Christianity, Judaism Religion: Christianity Religion: Islam, Judaism Religion: Christianity Religion: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism Religion: Christianity, Islam, Judaism
Year 1 Theme: The Creation Story Theme: The Christmas Story Theme: Jesus as a friend Theme: Easter (Palm Sunday) Theme: Shabbat Theme: Chanukah
KQ: Does God want Christians to look after the world KQ: What gift would I have given to Jesus if He had been born in my town? KQ: Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship? KQ: Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday? KQ: Is Shabbat important to Jewish children? KQ: Does celebrating Chanukah make Jewish children closer to God?
Religion: Christianity Religion: Christianity Religion: Christianity Religion: Christianity Religion: Judaism Religion: Judaism
Year 2 Theme: What did Jesus teach? Theme: Christmas – Jesus as a gift from God Theme: Prayer at home Theme: Easter Resurrection Theme: Prayer at home Theme: Hajj
KQ: Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time? KQ: Why did God give Jesus to the world? KQ: Does praying at regular intervals everyday help a Muslim in their daily life? KQ: Is it true that Jesus came back to life again? KQ: How important is it for Jewish people to do what God has asked them to do? KQ: Does completing Hajj make a Muslim a better person?
Religion: Christianity Religion: Christianity Religion: Islam Religion: Christianity Religion: Judaism Religion: Islam
OR OR
Theme: Passover Theme: Community and belonging
KQ: How special is the relationship Jews have with God? KQ: Does going to a mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?
Religion: Judaism Religion: Islam
Year 3 Theme: Diwali Theme: Christianity Theme: Jesus’ miracles Theme: Easter – forgiveness Theme: Hindu beliefs Theme: Pilgrimage to the River Ganges
KQ: Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child? KQ: Has Christmas lost its true meaning? KQ: Could Jesus really heal people? Were these miracles or some other explanation? KQ: What is ‘good’ about Good Friday? KQ: How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything? KQ: Would visisting the River Ganges feel special to a non-Hindu
Religion: Hinduism Religion: Christianity Religion: Christianity Religion: Christianity Religion: Hinduism Religion: Hinduism
OR OR OR
Theme: The Amrit Ceremony and the Khalsa Theme: Sharing and Community Theme: Prayer and Worship
KQ: Does joining the Khalsa make a person a better Sikh? KQ: Do Sikhs think it is important to share? KQ: What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?
Religion: Sikhism Religion: Sikhism Religion: Sikhism
Year 4 Theme: Beliefs and practices Theme: Christmas Theme: Passover Theme: Easter Theme: Beliefs and practices Theme: Prayer and Worship
KQ: How special is the relationship Jews have with God? KQ: What is the most significant part of the Nativity story for Christians today? KQ: How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do? KQ: Is forgiveness always possible? KQ: What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God? KQ: Do people need to go to church to show they are a Christian?
Religion: Judaism Religion: Christianity Religion: Judaism Religion: Christianity Religion: Judaism Religion: Christianity
Year 5 Theme: Belief into Action Theme: Christmas Theme: Beliefs and morals Theme: Easter Theme: Beliefs and moral values Theme: Beliefs and moral practices
KQ: How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion? KQ: Is the Christmas story true? KQ: Are Sikh stories important today? KQ: Did God intend Jesus to be crucified and if so was Jesus aware of this? KQ: Do beliefs in karma, samsara and moksha help Hindus lead good lives? KQ: What is the best way a Christian can show commitment to God?
Religion: Sikhism Religion: Christianity Religion: Sikhism Religion: Christianity Religion: Hinduism Religion: Christianity
OR
Theme: Prayer and worship
KQ: What is the best way for a Hindu to show commitment to God?
Religion: Hinduism
Year 6 Theme: Beliefs and practices Theme: Christmas Theme: Belief and meaning Theme: Easter Theme: Beliefs and moral values
KQ: What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God? KQ: How significant is it that Mary was Jesus’ mother? KQ: is anything ever eternal? KQ: Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth? KQ: Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?
Religion: Islam Religion: Christianity Religion: Christianity Religion: Christianity Religion: Islam