Here at Wharton CE Primary School, the aim of Religious Education is to help children acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other religions; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape our lives and behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues. We want them to know how Religious Education promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice, preparing them for adult life, employment and life – long learning.
Religious Education is taught in a way that reflects the overall aims, values and philosophy of our school. We follow the Cheshire West and Chester agreed syllabus to deliver an enquiry based curriculum that provides progression and the opportunities to explore other religions as well as Christianity. At Wharton CE primary school, Religious Education plays an important role, along with other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE and Heartsmart, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children.
Within our RE curriculum the children learn through key enquiry questions. These questions are asked at the beginning and end of each religion to show the progression of what knowledge , skills and vocabulary the children have learnt.
These are the questions that the year groups are covering this Autumn
Autumn 1 -
Autumn 1 - Christianity - Creation/God - Does God want Christians to look after the world?
Autumn 2 - Christianity - Incarnation - What gifts might Christians in my town have given Jesus if he hd been born here rather than Bethlehem?
Autumn 1 - Christianity - Gospel - Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?
Autumn 2- Christianity - Incarnation- Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?
Autumn 1 - Hinduism - Would celebrating Divali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?
Autumn 2 Christianity - Incarnation - Has Christmas lost it's true meaning?
Autumn 1 - Judaism - How special is the relationship Jews have with god?
Autumn 2- Christianity - Incarnation - What is the most siggnificant part of the nativity story for Christians today?
Autumn 1 - Sikhism - How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion?
Autumn 2 Christianity - Incarnation - Is the Christmas story true?
Autumn 1 - Islam - What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?
Autumn 2 - Christianity - Incarnation - How is it significant for Christians that God came to Earth as a human?