Crab Lane’s Religious Education Curriculum Overview
Our RE curriculum follows the Discovery RE scheme and provides children with opportunities to learn about all major world faiths. A stronger emphasis is given to Christianity, particularly in years 1 and 2 and during the half terms running up to Christmas and Easter. Throughout the curriculum, children are encouraged to focus on an enquiry question and build their learning around the question. They use knowledge from previous learning to develop their understanding of religious principles and facts. Further up the school, the children begin to make links across different religions, by drawing comparisons and identifying differences. We also value the links and relationships we have with local places of worship within our community. The children have regular visits to a place of worship and also have visitors into school who talk to the children and share their beliefs and practices.
The children took part in Diwali workshops. It was a day full of learning and fun. They danced, sang and dressed up in beautiful costumes of the Gods and Goddesses... Ganesha, Ram, Hanuman, Lakshmi. The children then performed in front of their classes, telling amazing stories of Hindu mythology. In class, they produced Hindu inspired art canvases and learnt the meaning of their names.
The children listened to the events that Christians believe happened on Good Friday. They worked together and each wrote events that happened in the story. These events were collaged together to create a piece of Art work which showed the mount of crucifixion.
The children have been learning about the Christians beliefs of Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday. The children acted out both parts of the Easter Story, then they completed this task in their books.