Our R.E. curriculum is underpinned by our locally Agreed Milton Keynes R.E. Syllabus & The Plan Bee Scheme. Through R.E. our pupils acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of significant religions including Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism. Religious Education plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children.
Pupils will develop their abilities to articulate the beliefs and practices of the major religions. They will be taught to question thoughtfully, and to compare compassionately, in order to celebrate the diversity of thinking across the globe, whilst respecting the rights of others to hold diverse opinions and participate in culturally different practices. The aim of Religious Education is to help prepare and equip all pupils for life in today’s increasingly diverse Britain through teaching the children to become religiously literate. Pupils will develop their ability to make morally based decisions, and to behave with respect and compassion to fellow citizens.
Teachers plan from our progression documents, which are underpinned by the Agreed Milton Keynes R.E Syllabus & The Plan Bee Scheme. This is taught in regular discrete lessons. The planning incorporates major festivals, developing key knowledge through this context when appropriate. Teachers adapt the planning to best support the progression of pupils in their class, consulting with the subject leader if there is any major variation. Opportunities to positively reinforce learning through global or national events are used, usually at the discretion of the class teacher. Lessons require pupils to develop their ability to analyse, evaluate and compare between their developing understanding and prior learning about other faiths.
At Great Linford, the children enjoy learning about other religions and why people choose, or choose not to, follow a religion. Through their learning in R.E., the children are able to draw links between their own lives and those of others in their community and across the wider world. Through R.E., our children are developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life. R.E. offers our children the means by which to understand how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way. As a result, R.E. is invaluable in our ever changing world, reinforcing our work around key British Values such as tolerance and mutual respect.
Teachers use the subject portfolio to assess the written outcomes from pupils against our age related expectations. They update the portfolio where best practice exceeds the current examples, agreeing this with the subject leader. Regular and routine low stakes assessments are used to inform both the teacher and pupils about progress within each unit. Ongoing assessment leads directly to providing accurate, and routine feedback to the class and individual pupils to support them in achieving the expectations set out in the progression document. Pupils will also demonstrate their developing awareness of moral based decision making within and beyond R.E. lessons.
24th - 28th October 2022 - Diwali
Great Linford Primary School showed respect for/celebrated Diwali by class art projects and songs/dancing.
Monday 28th December - Advent
Reverend Chucks spoke to the children in our Advent Assembly on the importance of Advent and belonging to a community.
Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th December- Nativity
(EYFS) All parents from EYFS are invited and will need to speak to a member of staff in EYFS for further information.
Thursday 8th December - Year 1 Christmas Celebration
Songs, dancing and poetry will be performed by the Year 1 children to celebrate Christmas. Parents are invited - please speak to a member of Year 1 staff.
Please come back soon to view further updates on future RE days.
Local Community Links
In September, the Great Linford community supported their local community by bringing in food to donate. The winning house team (Green House) brought the most donations in and were rewarded with a non-school uniform day.
Visits to Fulwell Court and Pritchard Court
Year 2 and Year 4 had an excellent time visiting our neighbours. The children sang songs, shared books and spread some festive joy.
Supporting From Home
Anything worth keeping...
Links to any documents from pre-covid that are still useful?
RE in our school...