Religious Education Curriculum
Intent: What we want to achieve through RE teaching
At Laceyfields Academy, our intent when teaching Religious Education is that our children will develop respect and understanding for those who follow faiths that may be different to theirs. They will learn about different customs, practices and festivals and relate them to their own experiences giving them a view through a wider lens of the world around them.
Implementation – How we do it here
At Laceyfields, we follow the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. In EYFS children learn about and take part in celebrations and festivals for a range of faiths throughout the year. In KS1, we focus on two main religions; Christianity in Y1 and Judaism in Y2. Children explore the similarities and differences between the two by studying stories, celebrations, festivals, sacred texts and places of worship. They learn about how people who follow these religions show how they believe in God and the practices related to that. Children explore questions about identity and belonging and consider how there can be cooperation between people with different worldviews. RE is taught throughout the year and to coincide with special times of the year for each religion. Children have a hands-on experience of some of the customs related to the special occasions and compare them to their own customs.
Impact: How we will see effective RE teaching
Our children will be ready for the next stage in their education by being able to recognize symbols and festivals belonging to specific religions. They will be able to re-tell key stories to explain the meaning behind some important festivals. They will have a curiosity about other faiths and will embrace difference.