Religious Education Curriculum

Year 3

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

 

Revision

  • Look at the Lakshmi story

Week 2

Outcome

  • To recall the basic Hindu lifestyle and beliefs

 

Revision

  • Explore what happens at Diwali

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe the significance of the Aum symbol

 

Revision

  • Rama and Sita story

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain Hindu beliefs on Brahman and how this compares to personal ideas of God

 

Revision

  • Learn about the events of Hanukah

Week 5

Outcome

  • To express what the trimurti is and understand the importance of the relationship between them

 

Revision

  • How do Jewish people celebrate Hanukah?

Week 6

Outcome

  • To investigate how different deities are represented through murtis

 

Revision

  • Discuss how Christians prepare for Christmas

Week 7

Outcome

  • To recall key stories about Krishna and Ganesh

 

Revision

  • Explore the events of the Christmas story

Week 8

Outcome

  • Essay: ‘Hindus believe in many Gods. Discuss the validity of this statement.’

 

Revision

  • Compare our world to other worlds

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explain the story of Diwali and examine how Hindus celebrate it

 

Revision

  • Discuss the creation story

Week 2

Outcome

  • To analyse the concepts of karma and dharma

 

Revision

  • Explore different ideas about how the world began

Week 3

Trip to Neasden Temple

Week 4

Outcome

  • To illustrate the features of a Mandir and how Hindus use it to worship

 

Revision

  • Discuss how Muslims think the world began

Week 5

Outcome

  • To evaluate how Hindus worship at home

 

Revision

  • Discuss how Christians think the world began

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess my Knowledge and Understanding of Hinduism

 

Revision

  • What would you ask the creator of the world

Week 7

Outcome

  • To justify the importance of the River Ganges and Varanasi in Hindu Pilgrimage

 

Revision

  • Revise any misconceptions from assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To recognise what is meant by the term ‘inspirational’

 

Revision

  • Story of Jesus meets Zacchaeus

Week 2

Outcome

  • To recall the words and actions of Jesus

 

Revision

  • Story of the widows mite

Week 3

Outcome

  • To evaluate the impact of Jesus’ death on Christians

 

Revision

  • Prodigal son

Week 4

Outcome

  • To identify the impact that believing in Jesus will have on a Christian life

 

Revision

  • Wise and Foolish builders

Week 5

Outcome

  • To examine the actions of contemporary inspirational Christians

 

Revision

  • Feeding of the 500

Week 6

Outcome

  • To evaluate reasons Christians regard Jesus as a source of authority

 

Revision

  • The calming of the storm

Week 1

Outcome

  • To evaluate the most important attitudes and values to a Christian

 

Revision

  • Parable of the 2 sons

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay: Why is Jesus important to Christians

 

Revision

  • What is Easter?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To discuss what it means to be part of a Christian community

 

Revision

  • What happened on Psalm Sunday?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To argue how Christians put their beliefs into practice

 

Revision

  • Look at the events of the last supper including the story of the arrest of Jesus

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of Christianity

 

Revision

  • Resurrection of Jesus

Week 6

Outcome

  • To evaluate the different ways Christians express their beliefs

 

Revision

  • Revise any misconceptions from assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To consider what makes a place special and significant

 

Revision

  • Explore who is God

Week 2

Outcome

  • To examine the main features of Christian worship including prayer, communion and praise
  • Muhammad and the thirsty camel

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare how different denominations practice Christian traditions
  • Muhammad and the sleeping kitten

Week 4

Outcome

  • To contrast the similarities and differences in worship with the Christian religion

 

Revision

  • How do Muslims care for all of Allah’s creations (tiny ants and baby birds)

Week 5

Outcome

  • To discuss  worship at the Mandir and worship at home for Hindus

 

Revision

  • What is the Qur’an

Week 6

Outcome

  • To examine the practice of giving prashad

 

Revision

  • Why is the Qur’an important to Muslims

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explain the meaning of the puja tray and the arti ceremony

 

Revision

  • What makes the Qur’an special to Muslims

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compare Christian worship and Hindu worship

 

Revision

  • Stories from the Qur’an

Week 3

Outcome

  • Essay: How, where and why do different religions worship?

 

Revision

  • Recognise the Qur’an as a guide to Muslims on how to live their lives

Week 4

Outcome

  • Essay: How, where and why do different religions worship?
  • To analyse the role of prayer and the synagogue for Jewish people

 

Revision

  • Retell a story about the prophet Muhammad

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of Hinduism and Christianity

 

Revision

  • How do Muslims pray?

Week 6

Outcome

  • To evaluate the spiritual significance of religious pilgrimages

 

Revision

  • Revise any misconceptions from assessment

Autumn

A Hindu Life

World Religion

  • What does it mean to be a Hindu?

Spring

A Christian Life

Christianity

  • Why is Jesus important to Christians?

Summer

Thematic

  • Where, how and why do people worship?

Year 4

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explore  Jewish beliefs about God

 

Revision

  • Discuss the importance of the trimuti

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain the significance of the Torah

 

Revision

  • Describe the significance of the Aum symbol

Week 4

Outcome

  • To discuss stories from the Torah

 

Revision

  • Using the Puranas, recall key stories about Krishna and Ganesh

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explore how Jewish people celebrate Pesach

 

Revision

  • Recall basic Hindu lifestyle and beliefs

Week 6

Outcome

  • To examine the importance of the ten commandments

 

Revision

  • What is the significance of the River Ganges and Varanasi

Week 7

Outcome

  • To explain the significance of Kosher within Judaism

 

Revision

  • Examine Diawli and how Hindus celebrate

Week 8

Outcome

  • Essay: How do the foundations of a Jewish lifestyle differ to those of other religions

Week 1

Outcome

  • To assess Jewish beliefs about creation and Shabat

 

Revision

  • Analyse Karma and dharma

Week 2

Trip to Jewish Museum

 

Revision

  • Explore features of a Mandir

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explore the significance of the synagogue

 

Revision

  • Investigate different murtis

Week 4

Outcome

  • To examine significant symbols in Judaism

 

Revision

  • How do Hindus celebrate Raksha Bandhan and Holi

Week 5

Outcome

  • To evaluate how and why Jewish people celebrate religious festival

 

Revision

  • Evaluate how Hindus worship at home

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of Judasim

Week 7

Outcome

  • To explain the significance of the pilgrimage to Jerusalem for Jewish people

 

Revision

  • Revise any misconceptions from the assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To state what values are important to me

 

Revision

  • What is meant by the term inspirational

Week 2

Outcome

  • To describe what a Humanist is

 

Revision

  • Recall words and actions of Jesus

Week 3

Outcome

  • To discuss what makes an action good or bad to a Humanist

 

Revision

  • What impact did Jesus’ death have on Christians

Week 4

Outcome

  • To discuss what makes an action good or bad to a Christian

 

Revision

  • Who are some contemporary inspirational Christians

Week 5

Outcome

  • To compare the actions of key Humanists and Christians

 

Revision

  • Evaluate why Christians regard Jesus as a source of authority

Week 6

Outcome

  • To manage values held by Humanists, Christians and myself

 

Revision

  • What are the most important attitudes and values to a Christian

Week 1

Outcome

  • To evaluate the Christian idea of being made in God’s image

 

Revision

  • What does it mean to be a part of a Christian community

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay: Do Humanists and Christians have shared values

Week 3

Outcome

  • To argue what it means to be a part of a Christian community

 

Revision

  • How do Christians put their beliefs into practice

Week 4

Outcome

  • To interpret what difference being a part of a Christian community can make to how Christians live

 

Revision

  • In what different ways do Christians express their beliefs

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess  understanding and knowledge of Christianity and Humanism

Week 6

Outcome

  • To evaluate dilemmas about doing the right thing

 

Revision

  • Revise any misconceptions from the assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To discuss the metaphor of life as a journey

 

Revision

  • Explore significant places in our lives

Week 2

Outcome

  • To examine how different religions mark the start of life

 

Revision

  • Examine the main features of Christian worship

Week 3

Outcome

  • To discuss the significance of ceremonies that mark milestones in life

 

Revision

  • Compare how different Christian denominations celebrate

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compare religious ceremonies which mark the commitment of a loving relationship

 

Revision

  • What are the similarities and differences in worship with the Christian religion

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain how different religions view death and life after death

 

Revision

  • Worship at the Mandir and at home for Hindus

Week 6

Outcome

  • To evaluate commitments held by different religious believers

 

Revision

  • Compare how Christians and Hindus worship

Week 1

Outcome

  • To justify how religious and spiritual teachings can help believers move on in life’s journey

 

Revision

  • Examine the practice of giving prashad

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay: How do believers from different religions show their commitments during the journey of life

Week 3

Outcome

  • To conclude whether religion provides a map of life for believers

 

Revision

  • What is the role of prayer for Jewish people

Week 4

Outcome

  • To sketch different religious ‘maps of life’

 

Revision

  • Evaluate the spiritual significance of religious pilgrimages

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of Judaism

Week 6

Outcome

  • To evaluate our own ideas about community, belonging and belief

 

Revision

  • Revise any misconceptions from the assessment

Autumn

A Jewish Life

World Religion

  • What does it mean to be Jewish?

Spring

Christianity

  • What matters most to Humanists and Christians?

Summer

Thematic

  • How and why do believers show their commitments during the journey of life?

Year 5

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

Week 2

Outcome

  • To discuss what being a follower of Islam means to different people

 

Revision

  • What are Jewish beliefs about God?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To examine each of the five pillars

 

Revision

  • Explain how Jewish people follow the Ten Commandments

Week 4

Outcome

  • To evaluate the significance of the mosque and how Muslims pray
  • Trip to East London mosque

 

Revision

  • Explore the key features of the synagogue

Week 5

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

Outcome

  • To discuss Muhammed and what happened on the night of power

 

Revision

  • Assess Jewish beliefs about creation

Week 7

Outcome

  • To explain the importance of the Qur’an

 

Revision

  • Explain the significance of the Torah

Week 8

Outcome

  • Essay: What are the most important aspects of the Islamic faith and how do these compare to other religions?

Week 1

Outcome

  • To assess other forms of guidance for Muslims such as Hadith and Sunnah

 

Revision

  • Examine significant symbols in Judaism

Week 2

Outcome

  • To discuss Ramadan and why Muslims fast

 

Revision

  • Examine the significance of Kosher within Judaism

Week 3

Outcome

  • To analyse the significance of Eid Ul-Fitr

 

Revision

  • Explore how Jewish people celebrate Pesach

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain what happens on The Hajj

 

Revision

  • Argue the significance of pilgrimage to Jerusalem for Jewish people

Week 5

Outcome

  • To analyse the significance of Eid Ul-Adha

 

Revision

  • Examine how and why Jewish people celebrate religious festivals

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess  knowledge and understanding of Islam

 

Revision

  • Visit to St. Mary’s Church

Week 7

Outcome

  • To compare why Islam, Christianity and Judaism are knows as ‘The Abrahamic faiths’

 

Revision

  • To review misconceptions from the assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To discuss the Christian understanding of the Holy Trinity

 

Revision

  • What does it mean to be made in God’s image?

Week 2

Outcome

  • To describe how Christians use the bible at in church and at home

 

Revision

  • What does it mean to be a part of a Christian community?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To discuss the story arc of the bible from creation to fall to salvation and then new creation

 

Revision

  • How does being a part of a Christian community impact one’s life?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To examine parables written by and about Jesus

 

Revision

  • Describe what a Humanist is

Week 5

Outcome

  • To investigate philosophical questions around God

 

Revision

  • Discuss what makes an action good or bad to a humanist

Week 6

Outcome

  • To analyse the impact of belief in God on a person’s lifestyle

 

Revision

  • Discuss what makes an action good or bad to a Christian

Week 1

Outcome

  • To examine how Christians put their beliefs into practice

 

Revision

  • Compare actions of Humanists and Christians

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay: What does it mean to be Christian?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To evaluate how sacrifice is a key concept in Christianity

 

Revision

  • Evaluate dilemmas about doing the right thing

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compare how the last supper is remembered in different denominations

 

Revision

  • Explore different important Christian values

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of Christianity

Week 6

Outcome

  • To justify what it means to be a part of a Christian community

 

Revision

  • To review misconceptions from the assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To express initial understanding of prayer

 

Revision

  • Explain the metaphor of life s a journey

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compare how Christians pray

 

Revision

  • How do different religions mark the start of life?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To compare how Muslims pray

 

Revision

  • How do different religions mark significant milestones in life?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To compare how Jewish people pray

 

Revision

  • How do different religions mark the commitment of a loving relationship?

Week 5

Outcome

  • To compare how different religions pray

 

Revision

  • How do different religions view life after death?

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain the role of religious places of worship in prayer

 

Revision

  • Recap commitments held by different religious believers

Week 1

Outcome

  • To assess the purpose of prayer

 

Revision

  • How can spiritual and religious teachings help believers move on in life’s journey?

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay: How do people of the Abrahamic faiths pray?
  • Draw on similarities and differences between these Abrahamic faiths (Islam, Christianity, Judaism)

Week 3

Outcome

  • To evaluate different commitments to prayer

 

Revision

  • Revise beliefs about community, belonging and belief

Week 4

Outcome

  • To consider ‘answered’ and ‘unanswered’ prayers

 

Revision

  • Look at different ‘maps of life’ from religion

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of prayer and worship

Week 6

Outcome

  • To compare attitudes of prayer to my own viewpoint

 

Revision

  • To review misconceptions from the assessment

Autumn

A Muslim Life

World Religion

  • What does it mean to be a Muslim?

Spring

Christianity

  • What does it mean to be a Christian?

Summer

Thematic

  • Why is prayer important for religious believers?

Year 6

Week 1

Rules, systems, expectations

Week 2

Outcome

  • To describe the importance of Guru Nanak

 

Revision

  • Explain Muslim beliefs about God

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain who the other nine human gurus were

 

Revision

  • Retell the Night of Power and importance of Muhammad to Islam

Week 4

Outcome

  • To list the key values of Sikhism

 

Revision

  • Review the Five Pillars of Islam

Week 5

Outcome

  • To summarise the importance of the Guru Granth Sahib

 

Revision

  • Describe the importance of the Qur’an

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain the significance of the 5 K’s in Sikh initiation

 

Revision

  • Summarise the events of the Hajj

Week 7

Outcome

  • To describe what happens in the Amrit Ceremony and other important Sikh ceremonies

 

Revision

  • List rites of passage in Islam

Week 8

Outcome

  • Essay: How do the key practices and beliefs of Sikhism differ from those in Christianity, or Islam?

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare the roles of the Gurdwara

 

Revision

  • Explore the key features of the mosque

Week 2

Outcome

  • Trip to a Gurdwara
  • To contrast Sikh celebrations

 

Revision

  • To assess other forms of guidance for Muslims such as Hadith and Sunnah

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain how Sikhs celebrate Diwali

 

Revision

  • Describe how Ramadan is celebrated

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe the significance of Baisakhi

 

Revision

  • Describe the significance of Eid Ul-Adha

Week 5

Outcome

  • To analyse the significance of Holi Mohalla

 

Revision

  • Contrast the Abrahamic religions

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess our knowledge and understanding of Sikhism

Week 7

Outcome

  • To explain how Sikhs celebrate Holi

 

Revision

  • To review misconceptions from the assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explain the Christian belief in God

 

Revision

  • Retell the story arc of the bible from creation to resurrection

Week 2

Outcome

  • To summarise Christian beliefs about life after death

 

Revision

  • Review morals of parables about the life of Jesus

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe the significance of the Bible as a source of wisdom and authority

 

Revision

  • Describe how Christians use the bible in the church and at home

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain the meaning and significance behind Christian rituals that mark death

 

Revision

  • Explain what it means to be part of a Christian community

Week 5

Outcome

  • To analyse the significance of the Qur’an as a source of wisdom and authority

 

Revision

  • Describe how Muslims use the Qur’an in the mosque and at home

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain Muslim beliefs about life after death

 

Revision

  • Explain what it means to be part of a Muslim community

Week 1

Outcome

  • To describe the meaning and significance behind Muslim rituals that mark death

 

Revision

  • Compare the role of religious leaders in Sikhism, Christianity and Islam

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay: Sikhism, Christianity and Islam all have views on life after death. How are they similar, or different?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain Sikh views on their life cycle

 

Revision

  • Review how the Guru Granth Sahib is used in worship by Sikhs

Week 4

Outcome

  • To describe why Karma plays a big role in Sikhism

 

Revision

  • Explain the role of the gurdwara in a Sikh community

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of religion’s views on life after death

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain non-religious beliefs about suffering and life after death

 

Revision

  • To review misconceptions from the assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse how religious charities make a difference

 

Revision

  • Explain the impact of belief in God on a person’s lifestyle

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain how the ideals of Christian living come from the teachings of Jesus and Paul

 

Revision

  • Explain how Christians put their beliefs into practice

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe how Christians put the teachings of Jesus into practice

 

Revision

  • Summarise how sacrifice is a key concept in Christianity

Week 4

Outcome

  • To summarise how Muslims put the words of the Qur’an and the prophet Muhammad into practice

 

Revision

  • Compare how different religions pray

Week 5

SATs week

Week 6

Outcome

  • To describe the connections between the teachings of Islam and Muslim charities

 

Revision

  • Review how Muslims put Muhammad’s words into practice

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse how Sikhs put teachings of Guru Nanak into practice

 

Revision

  • Compare the role of places of worship in different religions

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain the connections between the teachings of Sikhism and Sikh charities

 

Revision

  • Explain different religions’ commitments to prayer

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Outcome

  • Essay: Of the charities we have studied, which one best exemplifies the golden rule and its religion’s commitment to its community? Why?
  • Explain the role of charities and the underlying religious philosophies that guide them

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of the Sikh teachings

Week 6

Outcome

  • To compare how followers of different faiths (Christians, Sikhs, and Muslims) apply their ideals to their daily lives

 

Revision

  • To review misconceptions from the assessment

Autumn

Sikhism

World Religion

  • What does it mean to be a Sikh?

Spring

Christianity

  • What do religions say to us when life gets hard?

Summer

Thematic

  • Justice and poverty: Can religions help to build a fair world?