Religious Education Curriculum Map
RE at Northfields Infant and Nursery School
- Is taught through the “Hertfordshire Scheme of Work for Primary Religious Education”
- Allows children to participate in daily assemblies with pupils from other year groups (when COVID circumstances allow).
- Provides pupils with stories from a range of different faiths.
- Will be taught through a non-judgemental/biased approach to any World religion.
- Allows teachers to plan from the scheme taking key aspects that suit the needs/interests/faiths of the children in their class/Year group.
Our Children will (in EYFS):
- listen and respond to a range of faith stories in a variety of ways;
- explore some of the ways in which people express care and concern for each other and the importance of this for relationships. They should develop an awareness of their own value and the value of others; Children should explore how people know that they belong to family and other groups, including religious groups;
- learn about key figures in their own lives and key members of a local religious group;
- hear and use some basic religious vocabulary in context of their experiences;
- explore local places which are important for people, including at least one place of significance, for a religious family. They should share their own experiences of places which are special to them;
- share the enjoyment of celebration and talk about celebrations of special occasions in their own lives, in those of others significant to them and in religious communities;
- experience aspects of the natural world, develop their sense of enquiry and curiosity about life and death and show some of the ways in which feelings about these can be expressed;
- understand what is right and wrong and why. Consider the consequences of their words and actions for themselves and others.
In Key Stage 1 children will be taught:
- about some of the beliefs people hold, including belief in God/Gods.
- to recognise some of the groups to which they belong in their home and school life and what makes these groups special. They should listen to and talk with people who belong to a faith community about how belonging affects their life.
- about special books, both personal and religious, hear a range of stories from them and talk about their meanings.
- about authority figures who influence their lives and find out about religious leaders and their work within local faith communities.
- about, preferably through a visit, at least one place of religious importance.
- about, and where appropriate, handle some of the items of significance used in religious worship and lifestyle, exploring how they are used and begin to show awareness of similarities in religions.
- some basic vocabulary used in a religious context.
- about a variety of ways of celebrating special occasions within faith communities, the meaning behind the celebration/s and the importance for those participating.
- about how and why symbols express religious meaning.
- to explore how religious beliefs and ideas can be expressed through the arts.
- about relationships, considering their own experiences, including challenging times.
- some stories told in different religious traditions about the natural world: considering some of the questions raised to which there may be no universally agreed answers.
- about how and why religious people show care and concern for humanity.
- to recognise how people are thankful for the earth’s resources.
- to reflect on how spiritual and moral values influence their behaviour, choices and those of others.
When circumstances allow children will have the opportunity to visit places in their local area of religious worship and listen to leaders/speakers from a range of religious faiths.