What is our RE curriculum purpose and rationale at Ark Kings?

 

At Ark Kings, we aim to give students a broad understanding of the world’s religions and promote mutual respect of all citizens, showing understanding of their faith.

 

Primary Phase - Further Information

 

Our Primary RE Curriculum Purpose and Rationale provides more phase-specific detail: RE Curriculum Purpose and Rationale.pdf

Pupils in the primary phase study the six main world religions (Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Sikhism) across Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2. In Upper Key Stage 2 then apply this knowledge to broader concepts such as belief, freedom, rituals and the future of religion.

An overview of RE learning in the primary phase can be found here: AKAP RE Overview.pdf

 

          

Key Stage 2 pupils engaging in the Man Who Changed the World exhibition, Oct. 2019.

 

Secondary Phase - Further Information

 

RE Curriculum Overview: Outline of taught and assessed content

The table below outlines the whole curriculum overview for this subject area, and shows the journey that students take throughout their education

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 1

Christianity

Begin to explain why the bible is important in Christianity

Christianity

Begin to look at Christian’s God and their places of worship and beliefs

Judaism

Begin to explain the beliefs looking at places of worship and holy days

Judaism

To look at Christianity and Judaism to discover they share some same beliefs

Islam

Begin to explain the beliefs looking at places of worship

Islam

To look at Allah and Prophets and holy days

Year 2

Sikhism

Begin to explain the beliefs looking at places of worship and rituals

Sikhism

Monotheism and polytheism

Hinduism

Begin to explain the beliefs looking at places of worship and rituals

Hinduism

Begin to explain holy days and religious ceremonies

Buddhism

Begin to explain the beliefs looking at places of worship, rituals and ceremonies

Buddhism

Respect

Worship

Prayers

Year 3

Christianity

Before Christianity

Christianity

Recap worship building in Christian symbols

Judaism

Recap synagogues, Hanukkah and Sabbat

Judaism

To discover similarities and differences of Christianity and Judaism.

Islam

Laws and customs

Islam

Edi, Ramadan, treatment of animals.

Year 4

Sikhism

Describe and make connections between different features of religions, including celebrations, worship, pilgrimages and the rituals which mark birth, death and marriage

Sikhism

Describe and show understanding of links between stories, beliefs and practices of faith communities

Hinduism

More in-depth look at beliefs looking at places of worship and rituals

Hinduism

Holy books of the Hindu religion

Buddhism

More in-depth look at beliefs looking at places of worship and rituals

Buddhism

Treatment of human and non-human animals.

Meditation

Year 5

Belief

Values and principles of individuals or organisations

Belief

Sacrosanct

Freedom

Explain the characteristics considered to be ‘inspirational’ by various religions

Freedom

requirements for an inspirational figure

Rituals and life and death

rituals performed by a variety of religions

Rituals and life and death

beliefs of different religions within death and bereavement

Year 6

Beliefs in action

How do religions respond to global crises?

Beliefs in action

Can all religions co-exist harmoniously?

Religious Controversies

Does forgiveness have a limit?

Religious Controversies

What is the relationship between Science and religion?

The future of religion

Loyalty to country of loyalty to religion: which is more important?

The future of religion

What is the future of religion?

Year 7

Sources of Authority in Judaism

Jewish scripture, prophets and leadership

Living a Jewish Life

How do Jewish people practice their faith?

Sources of Authority in Christianity

Understanding the Incarnation and Christian scripture

Living a Christian Life

How do Christians practice their faith?

Sources of Authority in Islam

Risalah and Kutub in Islam

Living a Muslim Life

How do Muslims practice their faith?

Year 8

Hinduism

Foundations of the faith and Hindu scripture

Hinduism Exploring Hindu Beliefs

Hinduism

Key Debates Within Hinduism

Sikhism

Historical development

Sikhism

Exploring Sikh Beliefs

Sikhism

How do Sikhs practice their faith?

Year 9

Christianity Through Time

How did Christianity spread?

Christianity in the modern world

Islam Through Time

How did Islam spread?

Islam in the modern world

Ethics

What is the best way to make a moral decision?

Philosophy of Religion

Arguments for and against the existence of God.

Buddhism

Buddhist Perspectives on Existence

Buddhism

Buddhist Ethics

Year 10

GCSE Paper 1: Christianity and Ethics

Christian Beliefs

GCSE Paper 1: Christianity and Ethics

Christian Beliefs & Marriage and the Family

GCSE Paper 1: Christianity and Ethics

Marriage and the Family

GCSE Paper 1: Christianity and Ethics

Matters of Life and Death

GCSE Paper 1: Christianity and Ethics

Living the Christian Life

GCSE Paper 2: Islam: Peace and Conflict

Muslim Beliefs

Year 11

GCSE Paper 2: Islam: Peace and Conflict

Living the Muslim Life

GCSE Paper 2: Islam: Peace and Conflict

Peace and Conflict

GCSE Paper 2: Islam: Peace and Conflict

Crime and Punishment

Revision for exams