Revised Scheme of Work for
At Key Stages 1 and 2
Revised Wirral Scheme of Work for R.E.
(Key Stage 1 & 2)
Section 1: Introduction and acknowledgements
Section 2: Wirral Long Term planning model for R.E.
Using the Planning Sheet
Section 3: Guidance on using the QCA Scheme of
Work for R.E.
Section 4: Medium Term planning for R.E: Reception,
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Section 5: Resource lists by Year Group
Section 6: Useful References
Introduction and Acknowledgements
Revised Wirral Scheme of Work for
Key Stages 1 & 2
Section 1 Introduction
The revised Wirral Scheme of Work for R.E. for Key Stages 1 and 2 has been updated, revised and finely tuned by a team of dedicated Wirral teachers, led by the Wirral Humanities Inspection and Advisory Team.
As you read the document you will notice that much of the content has barely changed. This is because the revised Wirral Agreed Syllabus for R.E. (1999) retained the 1993 programmes of study. The new Scheme of Work fully covers these requirements and much of the additional content guidance offered in the revised syllabus.
However, you will notice that there are some changes. These include:
？ a revised long term plan.
？ a new medium term planning sheet, with references to:
and curriculum links (which all subjects in the curriculum should promote) ？ resource lists
？ additional units of work
？ units referred to specifically as „Christianity‟. These are a combination of revised
units from the existing scheme of work
？ Finally, many of the teaching strategies have been updated by teachers based on
their classroom experience.
The working group also contributed to the production of the guidance regarding the use of the new QCA scheme of work for R.E. at key stages 1 and 2. It is important for teachers to note that it is statutory that R.E. is taught according to the locally agreed syllabus. The revised Wirral scheme completely fulfils this requirement. The QCA scheme does not and additional units would need to be taught to ensure the fulfilment of the statutory requirements. However the detailed guidance does offer various means of using the useful ideas and approaches contained within the QCA scheme of work to complement and develop the planning for R.E. in Wirral schools.
The Humanities Inspection and Advisory Team recommend this document to you. We hope you find that it offers useful, practical and inspiring ideas, plans and guidance for teaching and learning in Religious Education in the primary school. We hope it will make a significant contribution to raising of standards and the development of teaching and learning in R.E. in Wirral schools as we enter the new millennium together.
The guidance was produced by R.E. Co-ordinators in the following Wirral schools:
Thingwall Primary School
Lingham Primary School
St Bridget‟s Primary School
Brookdale Primary School
Poulton Primary School
Overchurch Infant School
Liscard Primary School
Barnston Primary School
Egremont Primary School
Raeburn Primary School
Poulton Lancelyn Primary School
Overchurch Junior School
Mendell Primary School
Great Meols Primary School
Advisory Teachers, Humanities
Special thanks are extended to Kate Jackson for her invaluable contributions to the
guidance on using the QCA Schemes of Work.
Please note the following abbreviations may be used in this guidance:
WASRE: Wirral Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education SACRE: Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education SofW/SOW: Scheme of Work
POS/PofS: Programme of Study
Wirral Long Term Planning Model for R.E.
Using the Planning Sheet
Religious Education – Long Term Planning Model
AUTUMN SPRING SUMMER Jesus A Special FOUNDATION I‟m Special Christmas Easter Helping Person in a TWO My Feelings (A special Baby) (New Life) Special Book 1C
Preparing for a YEAR ONE Gifts – Harvest of Hands Celebration / Here New Beginnings Easter – Our Planet
Comes Christmas Surprise!
1B 1C 2C
YEAR TWO Hinduism ； Divali ； Festivals of Light Special Places ； Me and Families and Friends
Including Christmas Christianity ； Easter: Alive!
1E 3B 4A 1F 2D 2B 1A 1B
YEAR THREE Responsibility Care and Concern Sikhism Easter Special People:
； Christmas Moses and Abraham
5D 3A 3E
The Shepherd‟s YEAR FOUR The Bible Angels Story Buddhism Easter: Journeys Special
4B Peter Places
3D 5C (5B) 4B 6E
YEAR FIVE Islam Christmas in Art Christianity ； Easter Precious The Natural
5A 5B 6B 6D 4C 6C Living in a YEAR SIX Christian Faith Promises Prophecy / Judaism Easter Making choices Global in Action Magi in Art Community 3E 5D 6A 4B (2A) 6C Memories
Additional Units: Cathedrals (Y5/6) 6E
For Foundation 1 – See Agreed Syllabus pages
(Includes references to relevant QCA units of work which may be used to supplement the Wirral Scheme of Work, e.g. Unit 6A)
Using the Planning Sheet
This is an indication of
the time allocation for This indicates the year This is the title of the your guidance group Unit of Work
This indicates the subject focus Possible curricular links Medium Term Planning Sheet are identified here, Focus: Geography Unit of work: Year: Time Allocation: including references and In planning and teaching RE teachers will provide effective learning opportunities for all pupils by: notes relating to ‘learning (i) setting suitable learning challenges (ii) responding to pupils‟ diverse learning needs across the curriculum’. (iii) overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils This statement reflects Statements such as key Learning Objectives Focus Suggested teaching strategies Learning Outcomes Links & Notes the references in skills; opportunities for Key Questions NC ref. Curriculum 2000 to Spiritual, Moral, Social inclusion issues, special and Cultural development; needs and equal thinking skills; education opportunities. for sustainable development; citizenship; etc. Also includes refs. to the QCA Scheme of Work for Geography where there is overlap. This column This may be useful for states the main supplementing the Wirral objectives of the Scheme at these points. themes to be taught, often in the form of key questions. Resources:
This section lists the This column identifies Here are some ideas for short term planning which This column defines the main resources referred to in the the actual references to relate directly to the learning objectives. These outcomes for pupils and are teaching strategies along with the National Curriculum strategies and/or classroom activities are directly linked to the objectives other ideas. Materials Programmes of Study suggestions. They should be adapted (according to stated. They will provide relevant to individual schools relevant to each learning the needs and abilities of the pupils and the opportunities for assessing pupils’ will need to be added as resources available) as appropriate in order to teach objective and outcome progress through the Unit of Work. necessary. the main aims of the Unit.
Guidance on Using the QCA Scheme of
Work for R.E.