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 5, children should be able to:
- Outline ideas and practises, linking different viewpoints.
- Explain the impact of and connections between ideas, practices and viewpoints.
- Express ideas of their own thoughtfully in RE.
- Explain diverse ideas and viewpoints clearly in various forms.
- Apply ideas about religions and worldviews thoughtfully.
- Investigate and explain why religions and worldviews matter.
In Year 5, these skills relate to topics based around the Islamic and Christian faiths, whilst also focusing on a place of worship unit which also covers Judaism and Sikhism and a unit about God which also non-religious people.