Foundation Stage RE Curriculum

 The overview below shows the focus of the Religious Education Curriculum, term by term, for the year ahead.

Autumn

Spring

Summer

This term we will be studying the three themes of Domestic Church (Myself), Baptism and Confirmation (Welcome) and Advent and Christmas (Birthday). The children will also spend a week studying Judaism.

This term we will be studying the three themes of Local Church (Celebrating), Eucharist, (Gathering), Lent/Easter (Growing).

 

This term we will be studying the three themes of Pentecost (Good News), Reconciliation (Friends), Universal Church (Our World).  The children will also spend a week studying Islam

Domestic Church

MYSELF  - God knows and loves each one

Pupils will know and understand ‘the importance of my name.’

Pupils will know and understand God knows and loves each one and God knows each person’s name.

Local Church

CELEBRATING - People celebrate in Church

Pupils will know and understand what a celebration is.

Pupils will know and understand how the parish family celebrate

Pentecost

GOOD NEWS - Passing on the Good News of Jesus

Pupils will know and understand that everyone has good news to share.

Pupils will know and understand Pentecost: the celebration of the Good News of Jesus.

Judaism

SPECIAL DAYS/ RITUAL OBJECTS - Hannukkah

Pupils will know about the Feast of Lights and the Hannukah Menorah.

Pupils will know through the story the Jewish belief that God takes care of his people.

Eucharist

GATHERING - Parish family gathers to celebrate Eucharist

Pupils will know and understand what a celebration is.

Pupils will know and understand how the parish family celebrate.

Reconciliation/Anointing of the sick

FRIENDS - Friends of Jesus

Pupils will know and understand we can make friends.

Pupils will know and understand that Jesus had good friends and what Jesus tells us about friendship.

Baptism/Confirmation

WELCOME  - Baptism: a welcome to God’s family

Pupils will know and understand ‘What is to welcome and be welcomed’.

Pupils will know and understand Baptism: a welcome to God’s family.

Lent/Easter

GROWING - Looking forward to Easter

Pupils will know and understand that spring is a time when things begin to grow.

Pupils will know and understand Lent – a time to grow in love to be more like Jesus and to look forward to Easter.

Islam

SPECIAL DAYS/ RITUAL OBJECTS – Prayer mats and the Qur’an

Pupils will consider special objects in their lives.

Pupils know that Muslims treat the Qur’an with great respect.

 

Advent/Christmas

BIRTHDAY  - Looking forward to Jesus’ birthday

Pupils will know and understand 

what a birthday is; waiting for a birthday.

Pupils will know and understand 

Advent: looking forward to Christmas, the birthday of Jesus.

Universal Church

OUR WORLD - God’s wonderful world

Pupils will know and understand what we love and wonder about our world.

Pupils will know and understand that God gave us this wonderful world.