At Newborough, all children in our school have weekly RE lessons, exploring a range of faiths. We use 'Understanding Christianity' as our resource material for all Christianity units and The Diocese of Peterborough units of work for all other faiths. During their time with us, the children explore the following ‘Key Questions’ for enquiry:
EYFS: Being special-where do we belong? Why do Christians perform Nativity plays at Christmas? What times/stories are special and why? Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter Garden? Why is the word ‘God’.so important to Christians? What places are special and why?
KS1: Who made the world? Who am I and what does it mean to belong? What do Christians believe that God is like? Who is Jewish and how do they live? How should we care for the world? Who is a Muslim and how do they live? Why does Christmas matter to Christians? Why does Easter matter to Christians? What is the good news that Jesus brings? What makes some places sacred?
KS2: What do Christians learn from the creation story? What is the Trinity? What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today? Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’? What kind of a world did Jesus want? What are the deeper meanings of festivals? What is it like to follow God? What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today? When Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost? Why do some people think that life is a journey and what significant experiences mark this?
What kind of King is Jesus? Was Jesus the Messiah? What does it mean if God is holy and loving? What does it mean for a Jewish person to follow God? What will make our city/town/village a more respectful place? Why do some people believe in God and some not? What does it mean for a Muslim to follow God? Who is a Muslim and what do they believe? Creation and Science- Conflict or Complimentary? How can following God bring freedom and justice? Why is pilgrimage important to some religious believers? How do religions help people live through good times and bad?