At Lightwater Village School the role of Religious Education gives children an opportunity to reflect on and learn from faiths and beliefs of those around them. We aim to provide opportunities for children in our schools to study the beliefs and practices people base their lives on, so that we can encourage respect for those around us. We believe that the teaching of R.E. should develop positive attitudes towards others and enhance pupils’ own spiritual and moral development in an environment where children can grow without prejudice. It should incorporate community cohesion and global interaction, preparing children to enter an ever-changing world.
What does R.E. look like at our school?
R.E. Lead - Mrs N Gaines
Lightwater Village School plans, teaches and assesses using ‘The Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education in Surrey Schools.’ The syllabus is reviewed every five years. We are currently planning from the 2017-2022 revised version.
In Key Stage 1, there are 10 compulsory Christianity units including a Christmas and Easter unit for each year group. There are 4 units focusing on other faiths: Judaism and Islam and two units that take a more thematic approach, and which include non religious worldviews.
This year we aim to promote R.E. throughout the school through displays and assemblies.
Year 1 Knowledge Organiser - What do eggs have to do with EasterYear 1 Knowledge Organiser- What is the Torah and why is it important to Jewish people?Year 1 Knowledge Organiser - Why is the church important to Christians?Year 1 Knowledge Organiser- Why should we look after our World?
Year 2 Knowledge Organiser- What are symbols and why do people use them?Year 2 Knowledge Organiser- What are your big questions?Year 2 Knowledge Organiser- Is the World a fair place?Year 2 Knowledge Organiser - Is prayer important to everyone?Year 2 Knowledge Organiser - Why is Easter important to Christians