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R.E. at St. Mary’s

R.E. is taught every week in every class at St. Mary’s. R.E. is an important curriculum subject. It is important in its own right and also makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and supports wider community cohesion.

Each term, the children follow a Unit of Work planned by their teacher. This is in accordance with Northamptonshire’s Agreed Syllabus for R.E. (see KS1 and KS2 overviews below).

As with all subject areas, teachers plan activities for R.E. lessons that are accessible and enjoyable to the children. These may include listening to or watching stories, drama, making items connected to their work e.g. diva lamps and the retelling or sequencing of a story.

As a church school, we have close links to our local church. Father James is a regular visitor to our school, and often works with the children during their R.E. lessons. The children visit the church regularly for services and as part of their work in R.E. Throughout the year the KS2 classes take it in turns to lead the Mass on a Wednesday morning.

Wendy Scales is another regular visitor to our school (see timetable below). She engages the children in a fun and exciting way to enable them to learn about Christianity.

You may find the following websites useful to find out more about R.E. in schools:

General resource: www.cafod.org.uk/primary

General resource for Christianity: www.teachingideas.co.uk/re/contents-christianity

General resource (including other faiths): www.bbc.co.uk/religiousstudies

Stimulating RE for the foundation stage through two cartoon characters: www.dottieandbuzz.co.uk

Covers all 6 major religions: www.reonline.org.uk

Pupils can email believers from all 6 major religions about their faith: www.peopleoffaith.org.uk

Dates for Wendy Scales – 2015/16

Holocaust Memorial - 21st January 2016 (1.30 - Y5, 2.00 - Y6)

"Road to Emmaus (The Easter Story)" - 8th & 9th March 2016

"Jonah the Moaner" - 5th & 6th July 2016

Dates for Class Worship – 2016


11/3/16 (2.45 p.m.) – Y3 LH

23/3/16 (2.45 p.m.) – EYFS SC

24/3/16 (9.00 a.m.) – Y2 SP

20/4/16 (9.00 a.m.) – Y3/4 AW

22/4/16 (9.00 a.m.) – Y5 CB

20/5/16 (2.45 p.m.) – Y1/2 JS

27/5/16 (2.45 p.m.) – Y5 CB

6/6/16 (2.45 p.m.) – Y3 HS

10/6/16 (2.45 p.m.) – Y2 SP

8/7/16 (9.00 a.m.) – Y1/2 JS

Proposed   RE overview  KS2                                                       Academic year  2015- 2016


Northants RE scheme











Term 1

Stories from The Old Testament

Stories from the New Testament

Prayer in Judaism and Islam How and why do Muslim and Jews pray?

Faith stories- What can we learn from stories shared by Christians, Jews and Muslims?

The Journey of Life: What happens when we die?


Term 2

Islam- Keeping the Five Pillars- What difference does it make?

Church Year-Is Christmas a festival of light or love?

WWI- Remembrance

Christmas around the World

Peace-Why should we give it a chance? (part syllabus, part school devised)

Term 3


Values- What matters most to Christians and Humanists?


Jesus as an inspiration- Why is Jesus an inspirational leader for some people?

Milestones and Meaning: How does Bar/Bat Mitzvah affect the life of a Jewish

child and their family?


Sikhism- What is important o a Sikh in Britain today?


Religions in the Community- How can we build a more respectful Northamptonshire?

Term 4

The Church Year- Is Easter a festival of new life or sacrifice?

Whose World is it? How was the world created and why should I care about it today?


Term 5


Christianity in Action- What difference do Christians make to addressing problems in the UK today?



Light and Dark- What do these symbols mean?

Words of Wisdom- What can we learn from reflecting on Christian, Sikh and Muslim wisdom?

Beliefs and Actions in the World- Can Christian Aid and Islamic Relief change the world?

Term 6


Christianity around the World

Religious Buildings and religious routines within them. How do they compare? Similarities and differences.



RE overview  KS1                                                       Academic year  2015-2016


Northants RE scheme








Term 1

Places in Christianity- What makes a place special for Christians?

Parables- What did God teach us about Jesus?


Term 2

Journeys in Christianity

Festivals of Light- Christmas,  Divali, Hannukkah

Leaders and Teachers

Term 3

Books and Stories- What do Christians learn from the Bible?

Leaders- Saints

Family Ties- Hinduism

Term 4

Harvest- Christian, Hindu and Jewish

Muslim celebrations and family life.

Term 5

The Torah- How does the Torah influence the lives of Jewish people?

How did God Show us Power?

The Family in Judaism- How does being Jewish make a difference to family and celebration?

Term 6

Questions about God

People in Christianity- What can we learn from Jesus and  St Francis?

The family in Sikhism

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