The aim of Religious Education at Roydon Primary Academy is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The children experience trips to different places of worship for example Neasden Temple and St Peter's church.
What is taught?
Year 1 pupils begin by exploring the religion of Christianity in the lead up to Christmas. They then go on to learn about different beliefs and the story of Noah.
In year 2, pupils begin by exploring the importance of the Harvest festival. They then go on to learn about religious celebrations and finally they go on to learn about communities.
Year 3 pupils extend their learning from KS1 by exploring the religions of Islam and Judaism. They then go on to learn about the story of Moses.
In year 4, pupils extend their learning from KS1 by understanding the significance of fasting in dfferent religions. They then go on to learn about special people and finally they go on to learn about Hindusism.
In year 5, pupils start to consolidate their learning of RE and explore parables, the old and the new testaments.
In year 6, pupils are encouraged to deepen their understanding of RE through learning about Sikhism,, Humanism and creationism.