Although there is not a National Curriculum for RE, all maintained schools must follow the National Curriculum requirements to teach a broad and balanced curriculum, which includes RE. All maintained schools therefore have a statutory duty to teach RE. At Gayton Junior School, we plan and deliver the ‘Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’.
By the end of Year 3, children should be able to:
- retell stories, suggesting meaning for sources of wisdom, festivals worship.
- describe religions and worldviews, connecting ideas.
- outline ideas and practises, linking different viewpoints.
- ask questions and give opinions about religions, beliefs and ideas.
- give thoughtful responses using different forms of expression in RE.
- express ideas of their own thoughtfully in RE
- consider and discuss questions, ideas and points of view.
- apply ideas about religions and worldviews thoughtfully.
In Year 3, these skills relate to topics based around the Hindu and Christian faiths, whilst also focusing on a ‘beliefs about God’ unit which also covers Sikhism and a prayer unit which also covers the Islamic faith.