Religious Education plays a central role in the St. Ebbe’s vision for education with its capacity to provide opportunities for children to hold informed and balanced conversations about religions and beliefs. Our diverse community at St. Ebbe’s means that we have a true opportunity for children to directly explore other faiths, understand what unites us across faiths and to be able to really listen to and understand what our differences are. This approach will enable young people to be wise, compassionate citizens who seek to understand, accept and unite when they take their place in the world as adults.
Whilst a greater emphasis is placed upon the Christian faith in RE, the Church of England Vision for Education (2016) points out that education should be ‘hospitable to diversity, respects freedom of religion and belief, and encourages others to contribute from the depths of their own traditions and understandings.’
At St. Ebbe’s the suggested ‘Big Questions’ sit under our umbrella of Inquiry Questions, designed to deepen children’s thinking and encourage them to accept that not everything has a definite answer and may remain open to debate over time.
RE Long Term Plans
The documents below detail which units are taught in which year group. The order may vary in line with our Inquiry-Based Projects.Oxfordshire-KS1-Long-Term-Plan