At Moston Lane Community Primary School, our intention is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to understand and appreciate different religions and beliefs. These skills are embedded within the R.E curriculum and are developed over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of religions and world views, and that they are able to use their knowledge confidently to express their own ideas and opinions.
At Moston Lane Community Primary School these skills are embedded within the R.E curriculum and are developed over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of religions and worldviews and that they are able to use their knowledge confidently to express their own ideas and opinions in lots of religious topics and enquiry-based questions. We want our children at Moston Lane to enjoy R.E, to be creative and express themselves with spiritual and religious ideas.
The skills taught across R.E at Moston Lane prepares children for life, to develop as global citizens, to learn different ways of life and develop empathy and understanding of different religions around the world.
Below is the ‘Curriculum Map’ and 'Progression of Skills & Knowledge, which outlines the activities and skills that will be taught throughout the year:
Here you can find the 'Age Related Expectations' for each year group, which outlines what skills a child should be able to do at the end of each year. Children will be assessed against these expectations to see what they have achieved, and what they need to work on next.
Please follow the links to find out more about the expectations for your child:
Please find the 'Knowledge Organiser' for your child's year group and topic below. They contain key words and information that the children will be learning throughout their topic this term.
RE around our school
To celebrate Diwali this year, the whole school participated in a range of different arts and crafts during our ‘Diwali afternoon’. Each year group was given a special art or craft to help children understand how people celebrate Diwali across the world. The children made Rangoli tile decorations, clay Diya and sweet treats! Here are some examples of their amazing creations…
Harvest Celebration 2020
During October, the whole school celebrated Harvest festival by creating Harvest acrostic poems. We spent time understanding how lucky we are to have the food we eat in this country and learnt about all the different types of food grown here in the UK and across the world. We then used these ideas to create our poetry.
Harvest Celebration 2019
Year 2's trip to St John's Church in Moston
Year 6 'Torn Away' Project
Year 6 had an exciting afternoon with Caroline from the Holocaust Day Trust, who came in to do some History, RE and Art activities based on the Holocaust. This tied in really well for Year 6 as they had been focusing on World War 2. They learnt about the Holocaust from the perspective of the children in the war and being “torn away” from home. This “Torn Away” project really engaged the children through group work with RE and History activities, as well as going onto creating a piece of artwork. This art was then exhibited at Manchester Library at a special art event. The Lord Mayor, High Sheriff and a Holocaust survivor attended this event and looked at our artwork along with some from other schools too.
Places of worship
This half term, children in Year 1 have looked at different religions and their places of worship. To further their learning, the children got to look at different religious artefacts. This helped them to develop an understanding of what is used in different places of worship and what some of the signs and symbols of religions mean too.