As a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School, our R.E. teaching is divided 70% Christianity and 30% other major world religions. Our coverage is as follows:
YR – Y2: Christianity (4 half terms) and Judaism (2 half terms)
Y3 – Y5: Christianity (4 half terms) and Hinduism (2 half terms)
Y6: Christianity (4 half terms) and Islam (2 half terms)
We follow a three year planning cycle. This cycle includes ‘Short Units’ consisting of one day to explore various religious festivals during the year. Please see the 'Whitewater Long Term Plan' PDF at the bottom of this page for more detail.
Our Long Term Plan was developed jointly by the RE Coordinator, our Vicar, the Reverend Marion De Quidt, and our Diocesan Advisor, Jane Kelly.
Living Difference III is the Agreed Syllabus for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. The Living Difference III Cycle of Enquiry underpins all our planning for every area of R.E.
We use the Living Difference III Cycle of Enquiry and Understanding Christianity to plan for our teaching of Christianity. Understanding Christianity was produced by the Church of England Education Office and offers a wide exploration of Christianity, including (but not limited to) Anglican Christianity.
We use Living Difference III units to plan for our teaching of Judaism, Hinduism and Islam.