Religious Education in Year 4

Children will learn:
  • the symbols used in the Christmas story.
  • the meaning of the Christmas story. 
  • to understand how Jesus' life, death and resurrection teaches Christians about forgiveness. 
  • to understand how going to church is important to Christians. 
  • the ways Muslims show commitment to God. 
  • to identify ways in which Muslims try to lead good lives.
  • to challenge stereotyping through understanding different Muslim interpretations.

R.E will be used to 
  • provoke challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human.
  • develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, and religious traditions that examine these questions.
  • foster personal reflection and spiritual development 
  • encourage children to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or non-religious), in the light of what they learn, as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics; and to express their responses. This also builds resilience to anti-democratic or extremist narratives 
  • enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society.
  • develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice. 
  • prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.