Religious Education

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

It is our belief that Religious Education should enable Wellfield students to critique and ask questions about the world around them. By reflecting on their own experiences and learning about the experiences and belief systems of others, students become critical thinkers. We seek for pupils to form their own justified opinions on matters of religion, the world and citizenship.

At Wellfield, we engage first-hand with all seven of the world’s major religions, inviting both visitors into school and attending trips off site. These experiences promote the understanding of faith, as well as non-faith, communities that co-exist in the local area and the wider world. By creating active and engaged citizens, we hope Wellfield students can “shake the world”.

RE Curriculum
Autumn Spring Summer

Term 1.1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6


Islam – Introduction to Islam

  • History of the religion
  • Prophet Muhammad
  • Understand what Allah means to Muslims

Understand what the Quran is

Islam – Prayer and worship

  • Understand what a mosque is
  • Worship
  • Significance of prayer
  • Importance of wudu

Christianity – The life of Jesus

  • Jesus’ Baptism
  • Time spent in wilderness and temptation he experienced
  • Events of Holy Week

Christianity – The teaching of Jesus

  • Good Samaritan
  • The feeding of the 5000
  • The lost coin
  • The lost sheep

The nature of God

  • Story of creation
  • Story of how the world and human life was created

Buddhism – Introduction to Buddhism

  • History of the religion
  • Siddhartha Guatama
  • Dalai Larma
  • Comparisons with Islam and Christianity
6 Followers of Christianity

  • Followers
  • The 12 Disciples
  • Paul the Apostle
  • St. Cuthbert
  • Modern Day Follower, Kaka.
People inspired by God

  • Mother Teresa
  • Desmond Tutu/Martin Luther King
  • John Pridmore
  • Nicky Cruz
  • Davey Falcus
Buddhism – Rules and Stories

  • The 4 noble truths
  • The eightfold path
  • Buddhist stories
  • Prayer flags
Buddhism – Prayer and Worship

  • Buddhist temples and worship
  • Buddhist symbols
  • Meditation
  • Zen Walking
Hinduism – Introduction to Hinduism

  • Birth/Death
  • Hindu Gods
  • Hindu scriptures
Hinduism – Introduction to Hinduism

  • Hindu worship
  • Ganesh
7 Who is God and Who is Jesus

  • Who or what God/Jesus is
  • Different religions view of God/Jesus
  • Scientists view of God/Jesus
  • Media view of God/Jesus
Life After Death

  • Christian view of life after Death – Heaven and Hell
  • Resurrection story and Reincarnation
  • Consequences and punishments – Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism
  • Euthanasia
Religious Leaders – Heroes

  • Jesus as a leader
  • Life of Mohammed
  • Ten Gurus of Sikhism
  • Guru Nanak

Religious Leaders – Heroes

  • 911 Boat life
  • Superheroes
  • War heroes

Relevance of religious teaching

  • Rules for living
  • Golden rule
  • 10 commandments
  • Buddhist code for living

Diversity and Religious Practice

  • Fasting
  • Prayer
  • Charity
  • Meditation
  • Khalsa

Personal Life

  • Personal identify
  • Who am I
  • Problems facing teenagers
  • Rites of passage
  • Bah and Bat Mitzvah/Baptis

Community Life – Worship

  • Understand what a community is
  • Family
  • Community worship
  • Pilgrimage
  • How religious communities express their faith

Community Life – War and Conflict

  • War and Conflict
  • Christian view of War
  • Pacifism
  • Campaigns for peace

Life in Communities–Conflict and Peace

  • Israel and Palestine
  • Conflict in Northern Ireland
  • Personal view on issues

The Meaning of life and Life after Death

  • Religious teachings about the environment – stewardship
  • Animal rights
  • Near Death Experiences

Religious views

  • Humanism
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Abortion
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