Religious Education

Our religious education curriculum is currently undergoing change.  For the last seven years, it has been based on the Essex agreed syllabus, Explore, with a new agreed syllabus being introduced over the year 2022-23, with complete adoption of the new syllabus to be in place by September 2023.  We have therefore set out below our RE curriculum based on Explore, and our initial work on the new curriculum, which is currently under development.

Our teaching in RE aims to help pupils develop an understanding of the world around them, particularly their understanding of diversity and their ability and willingness to respect the views of others.  It aims to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about belief; to explore the differences and similarities between different faiths and worldviews; to recognise the impact of belief and faith on people's lives.   RE helps pupils to understand the complexity and diversity of the human experience.  We believe that children from all backgrounds, including those from non-diverse communities such as ours, should have the opportunity to become familiar with the range of faiths; to respectfully evaluate their own beliefs and those of others; to create art with others; to visit and appreciate art in galleries and museums.

Please read on below to find more information on what we teach, how we teach it and how we ensure we are creating theologians and philosophers of the future!

Why do we learn RE


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We are creating future musicians by ....

  • developing children's confidence to sing - solo, in pairs, groups and as a school
  • recognising the power of music and singing to improve well-being and change lives
  • ensuring children have opportunities to listen and respond to good quality music of all different kinds
  • revisiting key skills and knowledge across the primary years to ensure children's understanding of music  is embedded and built upon each year
  • equipping children with the knowledge of music they need to hold a conversation or respond through movement
  • developing children's ability to use tuned and untuned instruments to compose, rehearse and perform music
  • introducing children to the wide range of jobs musicians can do and nurturing their ambitions to work in music-based jobs in the future, contributing to their communities and the wider world
  • offering opportunities to learn to play an instrument, either individually or as a class

What do we learn?

Click on your child's class below for Music Cycle A covering the year 2023-2024 

Ducklings (Blocks A and B are the same for Reception)

Sparrows 

Robins

Woodpeckers 

Click on your child's class below for Music Cycle B covering the year  2022-2023 / 2024-2025

Ducklings (Blocks A and B are the same for Reception)

Sparrows

Robins

Woodpeckers 

 

 What does our learning in music help us to do?

- develop our understanding of the world around us and the music of different places, cultures and times

- ask and answer questions, developing our ability to ask questions of increasing relevance

- develop our vocabulary to talk about music with increasing clarity

- enjoy composing, making choices and working as  part of a team

- make connections between our lives and emotions and those of others

-  prepare for our future, whether working in a music-based career or continuing to develop our interest in music for enjoyment, either through listening or playing.