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RE is understanding beliefs across the world

Vision for RE

At Oatlands Junior School Religious Education encourages pupils to explore their own beliefs, values and traditions and those of others in meaningful and engaging ways. Pupils share their diverse range of experiences and grow individually and together with sensitivity and respect towards people of all faiths and none. Through high quality learning experiences we enable children to explore beliefs, investigate moral and ethical issues, appreciate diverse viewpoints and celebrate diversity (SMSC).

Long Term Plan

Long Term Plan RE

Key Vocabulary

RE Key Vocabulary

R.E. Subject Leader - Ellen Ramsey


Miss E Ramsey

Curriculum Aims

The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:
  • describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals
  • identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses, offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews
  • appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.
  1. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:
  • explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities
  • express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues
  • appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.
  1. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can:
  • find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively
  • enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all
  • articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.

How is RE taught and what does it look like at OJS? 

RE is taught through a one hour lesson per week here at Oatlands Junior School. Each year group will cover four units throughout the academic year, building upon their knowledge and learning of Christianity - year on year - as well as learning about other religions such as: 

  • Islam 
  • Hinduism 
  • Judaism 
  • Humanist

This is achieved through a variety of whole-class teaching, group activities and individual tasks. Within these lessons, students will be given the opportunity to consolidate and extend their knowledge as well as use religious texts and artefacts within lessons. 

What will your children leave OJS knowing, understanding and appreciating in RE? 

By the end of your child's time here with us at Oatlands Junior School, they will have has a rich and varied experience through the teaching and learning of RE. 

Children can confidently identify and understand the beliefs and followings of different religions, understand what it means to be a member of different religions in Britain today and use different artefacts and texts that are common for a variety of religions. 

Year by year, children will build upon their knowledge of Christianity, making connections between other religions and their own beliefs.

What do pupils at OJS think about RE?

'We get to learn about different countries and religions.' - pupil in Year 3

'I like learning about Hinduism and other cultures. I particularly enjoyed making ability cards for the lovely Hindu Gods.' - pupil in Year 4

'That you get to learn about different religions.' - pupil in Year 5

'I like learning about really interesting religious traditions' - pupil in Year 6 

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