Religious Education Curriculum

The core purpose of RE is to engage pupils in exploring and responding to challenging questions raised by religion and worldviews, so that they can develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, including their own.

 

Each year group begins their study of RE by focusing on a world religion as a topic of study; wherein the primary goal is to explore what it means to be a member of that culture, worldview and community. The second unit is a focus on Christianity, building on a progression of learning from year to year. The final unit for each year group is a thematic unit, which examines a broader issue that is relevant to multiple worldviews, in order to draw on prior learning and identify similarities and differences between different worldviews. These units of study are in accordance with Redbridge’s Agreed Syllabus for RE.

Illustration of bible, Ganesh, menorah and rosary

Year 3

Week 1

Outcome

  • To understand the basic Hindu lifestyle and beliefs

 

Vocabulary

  • Brahman, trimurti, scriptures, karma reincarnation, Aum, Hindus, The Vedas, The Puranas, The Ramayana, The Mahabharata

 

Revision

  • To recall the Lakshmi story

Week 2

Outcome

  • To describe the significance of the Aum symbol

 

Vocabulary

  • Aum, chanting, mantra, Brahman, prayer, meditate, symbol, represent

 

Revision

  • To recall what happens at Diwali

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • compare, personal, forms of God, Brahman, atman, Supreme being, trimurti, foundation, gods and goddesses, soul

 

Revision

  • To recap the story of Rama and Sita

Week 4

Outcome

  • To express what the trimurti is and understand the importance of the relationship between ‘the 3 deities’

 

Vocabulary

  • Brahma, Brahman,  Vishnu, Shiva, Shaivite, trident, represent, universe, the 3 deities, trimurti

 

Revision

  • To recap about the events of Hanukah

Week 5

Outcome

  • To identify how different deities are represented through murtis

 

Vocabulary

  • Gods, Goddesses, beliefs, murtis, deities, Brahman, Trimurti, statue, Mandir, worship, worshippers, Tridevi, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Parvati

 

Revision

  • To recap how Jewish people celebrate Hanukah

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain key stories about Krishna and Ganesh and what they might teach a Hindu

 

Vocabulary

  • Krishna, Ganesh, deities, Gods, holy scriptures, Puranas, elephant, deva, incarnation

 

Revision

  • To discuss how Christians prepare for Christmas

Week 7

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • Rama, Sita, Lakshmi, light, rangoli, Diwali, festival

 

Revision

  • To explore the events of the Christmas story

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse the concepts of karma and dharma

 

Vocabulary

  • dharma, karma, atman, duty, mantra, moksha, reincarnation, respect

 

Revision

  • To recall the creation story

Week 2

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • Art, Mandir, Prashad, murtis, mantras, worship, puja, deity, yantras, holy building

 

Revision

  • To know different ideas about how the world began

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe how Hindus worship at home

 

Vocabulary

  • Puja, shrine, arti lamp, worship, mantra, murti, statues, garlands, spot of paste, incense

 

Revision

  • To order the days of creation

Week 4

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • pilgrimage, yatra, bathe, River Ganges, Varanasi, Kumbh Mela

 

Revision

  • To know how Muslims think the world began

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of Hinduism

 

Revision

  • To know how Christians think the world began

Week 6

Trip to Neasden Temple

Week 1

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • inspire, role model, hero, example

 

Revision

  • Story of Jesus meets Zacchaeus
  • To know whether each aspect revised is a parable, a miracle story or a story where Jesus shows how to behave by his actions

Week 2

Outcome

  • To examine the actions of contemporary inspirational Christians

 

Vocabulary

  • inspiration, Jesus, Archbishop of Cantrbury, reconciliation, prayer, contemporary Christians, Anglican Christians, pilgrimage

 

Revision

  • To recall the story of the widow’s mite

Week 3

Outcomes

  • To respond thoughtfully to the words and actions of Jesus in the gospels
  • To introduce some words of Jesus that pupils may not already know e.g. ‘love your neighbour as yourself’/’forgive and you will be forgiven’

 

Vocabulary

  • parables, gospels, morals

 

Revision

  • To recall the story of the Prodigal son

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain the impact of Jesus’ death on Christians

 

Vocabulary

  • Lent, suffering, sacrifice, forgiveness, Holy Week, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, Last Supper, Crucifixion

 

Revision

  • To recall the story of the Wise and Foolish builders

Week 5

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • Christians, bible, crucifixion, resurrection, heaven

 

Revision

  • To recall the story of the Feeding of the 500

Week 6

Outcome

  • To recognise what are the most important attitudes and values to a Christian

 

Vocabulary

  • attitudes, values, model, belief, peace, reconciliation, humility, patience, faithfulness, humility, forgive, duty to serve, love, joy, New Testament, St Paul’s letter to the Galatians

 

Revision

  • To recall the story of the calming of the storm

Week 1

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • Sunday church service,  charity, Eucharist, collection, prayer, worship, baptism, connection to God, Sunday school, grace before meals, communion, confirmation

 

Revision

  • To retell the story of the parable of the 2 sons

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain how Christians put their beliefs into practice

 

Vocabulary

  • prayer, worship, baptism, charity, collections, beliefs, forgiveness, saying grace, Eucharist, Holy Communion

 

Revision

  • To be able to explain what is Easter?

Week 3

Outcome

  • To know why is Jesus important to Christians

 

Vocabulary

  • Christ, disciples, healing, miracles, sacrificed, crucified, preacher, Son of God, parables, morals, ascension

 

Revision

  • To know what happened on Palm Sunday?

Week 4

Outcome

  • To consider what makes a place special and significant

 

Vocabulary

  • pilgrimage, community, experience, memorable, special, signigicant, unique, important

 

Revision

  • To know 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

  • To be able to explain the importance of the resurrection of Jesus

Week 6

Outcome

  • To suggest reasons for Christians regarding Jesus as a source of authority

 

Vocabulary

  • teachings, religion, Christianity, son of God, followers, crucifixion

 

Revision

  • To revise any misconceptions from assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare how different denominations practice Christian traditions

 

Vocabulary

  • Anglican, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Church of England, faith, ceremony, believe, Pope, Archbishop of Canterbury, saints, Holy Communion, baptism

 

Revision

  • To explore who is God

Week 2

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • communion, bread, wine, supper, Eucharist, priest, prayer, praise, worship

 

Revision

  • To recall Muhammad and the thirsty camel

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

 

Revision

  • To recall Muhammad and the sleeping kitten

Week 4

Outcome

  • Essay: To explain why is Jesus important to Christians

 

Vocabulary

  • Christ, disciples, healing, miracles, sacrificed, crucified, preacher, Son of God, parables, morals, ascension

 

Revision

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

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: To explain why is Jesus important to Christians

 

Vocabulary

  • Christ, disciples, healing, miracles, sacrificed, crucified, preacher, Son of God, parables, morals, ascension

 

Revision

  • To know what is the Qur’an

Week 6

Outcome

  • Essay: To explain why is Jesus important to Christians

 

Vocabulary

  • Christ, disciples, healing, miracles, sacrificed, crucified, preacher, Son of God, parables, morals, ascension

 

Revision

  • To know why the Qur’an is important to Muslims

Week 1

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • puja, puja tray, bell, incense, red powder, diva lamp, water container and spoon, praying, offerings, deity (murti), sacred, ceremony, worship, prashad, mantras, holy shrine

 

Revision

  • To know what makes the Qur’an special to Muslims

Week 2

Outcome

  • To examine the practice of giving Prasad

 

Vocabulary

  • prashad, sacred, worshippers, offerings, blessings, deities

 

Revision

  • To recall stories from the Qur’an

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • temple, murti, shrine, arti lamp, Mandir

 

Revision

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

Week 4

Outcome

  • To analyse the role of prayer and the synagogue for Jewish people

 

Vocabulary

  • Ark, tefillin, tallit, Ner tamid, bimah, orthodox, reform, synagogue, worship

 

Revision

  • To retell a story about the prophet Muhammad

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain how and where different religions worship

 

Vocabulary

  • worship, spiritual, symbols, rituals, Mandir, synangogue, temple, Church, Lord’s prayer, Shema, Communion, Puja, Sabbath, Sefer Torah scrolls

 

Revision

  • To know how Muslims pray

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of Hinduism and Christianity

 

Week 7

Outcome

  • To evaluate the spiritual significance of religious pilgrimages

 

Vocabulary

  • Lourdes, Ganges, ceremonies, healing, mountain pilgrimage, pilgrim

 

Revision

  • To revise any misconceptions from assessment

Hinduism

Year 3 pupils begin their study of RE in Churchfields Junior School with the study of Hinduism. In contrast to KS1, pupils take part in a more thorough and detailed study of one major world religion. We begin with Hinduism as it is the suggested starting place for all Year 3 pupils according to the Redbridge’s Agreed Syllabus for RE. Pupils learn about the beliefs, scriptures, practices and holidays central to being a Hindu. In this way they are better able to understand a culture and religious tradition that is present in their classroom, community and country.

Christianity

The focus then shifts to the study of Christianity, this religion is taught yearly to ‘reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are, in the main, Christian while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain’, which is a requirement by law. The focus of the Year 3 curriculum is the study of Jesus and his importance to Christianity, as well as overall Christian beliefs and practices.

Comparing Christianity and Hinduism

The final unit of study draws upon what the pupils have learned throughout the year. To cement their learning into long-term knowledge, pupils compare Christian and Hindu worship. They investigate and consider the similarities and differences in how, where and why people of these worldviews worship.

Autumn

A Hindu Life book cover

World Religion

  • What does it mean to be a Hindu?

Spring

A Christian Life book cover

Christianity

  • Why is Jesus important to Christians?

Summer

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Thematic

  • Where, how and why do people worship?

Year 4

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explore  Jewish beliefs about God

 

Vocabulary

  • Shema, eternal, Adonai, Lord, creator, slavery, Hebrew, YHWH, Judaism, Jewish, Jew

 

Revision

  • Discuss the importance of the trimuti

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain the significance of the Torah

 

Vocabulary

  • Torah, scroll, Tanakh, tallit Hebrew, Ark, yad, mantle, Sofer, synagogue, parchment

 

Revision

  • Describe the significance of the Aum symbol

Week 3

Outcome

  • To discuss stories from the Torah

 

Vocabulary

  • Moses, Torah, Genesis, Exodus, creation,  Ten Commandments, Israelites, Egypt

 

Revision

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

Week 4

Outcome

  • To examine the importance of the ten commandments

 

Vocabulary

  • Moses, God, Mount Sinai, Torah, Israel, Ten Commandments, forbidding

 

Revision

  • Recall basic Hindu lifestyle and beliefs

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess Jewish beliefs about creation and Shabbat

 

Vocabulary

  • Kiddush, Shabbat, Shabbat mitzvot, Havdalah, challah, creation, universe, reflection, relaxation, ceremony, gefilte

 

Revision

  • What is the significance of the River Ganges and Varanasi

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explore the concept of freedom and why it is so important to the festival and practices at Pesach

 

Vocabulary

  • Exodus, Seder, plagues, Egypt, Moses, Red Sea, enslaving, pharaoh, Egypt, Pesach, Mount Sinai

 

Revision

  • Examine Diawli and how Hindus celebrate

Week 7

Outcome

  • To evaluate how and why Jewish people celebrate religious festivals including Hanukkah

 

Vocabulary

  • Pesach, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, rituals, symbolic, festival

 

Revision

  • To analyse Karma and dharma

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explain the significance of Kosher within Judaism

 

Vocabulary

  • cud, mitzvot, humane, forbidden, unclean, kosher

 

Revision

  • To explain features of a Mandir

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explore the significance of the synagogue

 

Vocabulary

  • Ark, tefillin, tallit, Ner tamid, bimah, orthodox, reform, synagogue, worship

 

Revision

  • To investigate different murtis

Week 3

Outcome

  • To examine significant symbols in Judaism

 

Vocabulary

  • Symbols, Mezuzah, Magen David, tefflin, tallit, kippah, star of David

 

Revision

  • To know how do Hindus celebrate Raksha Bandhan and Holi

Week 4

Outcome

  • To know how do the foundations of a Jewish lifestyle differ to those of other religions

 

Vocabulary

  • Torah, The Vedas, The Yamas, Niyamas, universe

 

Revision

  • To evaluate how Hindus worship at home

Week 5

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of Judasim

 

Revision

  • To revise any misconceptions from the assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To state what values are important to me

 

Vocabulary

  • values, influence, personal, personality, belief

 

Revision

  • To know what is meant by the term inspirational

Week 2

Outcome

  • To describe what a Humanist is

 

Vocabulary

  • Humanist, religion, science, believe, theist, atheist, agnostic

 

Revision

  • To recall words and actions of Jesus

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • golden rule, reason, evidence, empathy, consequences

 

Revision

  • To know what impact did Jesus’ death have on Christians

Week 4

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • bible, Jesus, example, Christian, creation, parables

 

Revision

  • To know who are some contemporary inspirational Christians

Week 5

Outcome

  • To compare the actions of key Humanists and Christians

 

Vocabulary

  • To compare the actions of key Humanists and Christians

 

Revision

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

Week 6

Outcome

  • To manage values held by Humanists, Christians and myself

 

Vocabulary

  • personal, values, afterlife, understanding, common, shared

 

Revision

  • To know what are the most important attitudes and values to a Christian

Week 1

Outcome

  • To compare Humanism and Christianity

 

Vocabulary

  • shared, in common, different, beliefs, values, compare

Week 2

Outcome

  • Essay: How are Humanist beliefs different from Christian beliefs?

 

Week 3

Outcome

  • Essay: How are Humanist beliefs different from Christian beliefs?

 

Week 4

Outcome

  • Essay: How are Humanist beliefs different from Christian beliefs?

 

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of Christianity and Humanism

Week 5

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • image, likeness, representation, impression, original sin, The Fall

 

Revision

  • To know what does it mean to be a part of a Christian community

Week 6

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • service, deed, status, example, values, community

 

Revision

  • To know how do Christians put their beliefs into practice

Week 1

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • parable, message, moral, values, action, decisions

Week 2

Outcome

  • To evaluate dilemmas about doing the right thing

 

Vocabulary

  • evaluate, dilemmas, concept, uncertainty, solutions

 

Revision

  • To know in what different ways do Christians express their beliefs

Week 3

Outcome

  • To discuss the metaphor of life as a journey

 

Vocabulary

  • metaphor, ceremony, significant, life event, milestone, mark, celebrate

 

Revision

  • To explore significant places in our lives

Week 4

Outcome

  • To examine how different religions mark the start of life

 

Vocabulary

  • occasion, ceremony, celebration, Brit Milah, Brit Bat, dedication, baptism, Namkaran, Nwaran

 

Revision

  • To examine the main features of Christian worship

Week 5

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • milestones, ritual, Bar mitzvah, Bat mitzvah, confirmation, communion

 

Revision

  • To compare how different Christian denominations celebrate

Week 6

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • symbol, represent, marriage, commitment, relationship, wedding, custom

 

Revision

  • To know what are the similarities and differences in worship with the Christian religion

Week 1

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • reincarnation, mourning, karma, pilgrimage, journey, afterlife, funeral, devotion, shiva

 

Revision

  • To understand how Hindus worship at the Mandir and at home

Week 2

Outcome

  • To evaluate commitments held by different religious believers

 

Vocabulary

  • evaluate, religion, commitment, beliefs, celebrate, believers, devoted, obligation, dedication

 

Revision

  • To compare how Christians and Hindus worship

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • teaching, journey, belief, meaning, importance, destination, spirituality, soul, spiritual existence, devotion

 

Revision

  • To examine the practice of giving Prasad

Week 4

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • belief, religion, journey, map, understanding

 

Revision

  • To know what is the role of prayer for Jewish people

Week 5

Outcome

  • To sketch different religious ‘maps of life’

 

Vocabulary

  • journey, map, Barmitzvah, Batmitzvah, Brit Milah

 

Revision

  • To evaluate the spiritual significance of religious pilgrimages

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of Judaism

 

Vocabulary

Week 7

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • identity, journey, values, culture, religion, community, belonging, belief

 

Revision

  • To revise any misconceptions from the assessment

Judaism

Year 4 pupils conduct a study of a world religion on Judaism. Pupils will explore the beliefs, scriptures, practices and holidays central to Judaism. Pupils study Judaism as a religion in its own right and throughout the course of their time within the school have opportunities to explore similarities and differences between all three Abrahamic religions (of which Judaism is the oldest), allowing pupils to develop a more nuanced understanding of them.

Christianity

Pupils then continue their study of Christianity with an in-depth look into the ideals of Christian living, where appropriate tying this new learning to understanding of key aspects to Judaism through spaced learning and review at the beginning of each lesson. Pupils in the Spring Term also study ‘non-religious worldviews with a specific focus on Humanism.’

Comparing Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity

At the conclusion of Year 4, pupils engage in a comparison of rites of passage and displays of commitment to one’s worldview present in Christianity and Judaism to continue focusing on the similarities and differences between the two religions. Pupils will also review their understanding of Hinduism and make comparisons between the three religions – Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity – to consolidate their learning of older and cement their learning of new material.

Autumn

A Jewish Life book cover

World Religion

  • What does it mean to be Jewish?

Spring

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Christianity

  • What matters most to Humanists and Christians?

Summer

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Thematic

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

Year 5

Week 1

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • Islam, Allah, Shi’ah, Sunni, Ummah, Qur’an, mosque, tolerance, customs, Prophet Muhammed

 

Revision

  • To know what are Jewish beliefs about God?

Week 2

Outcome

  • To examine each of the five pillars

 

Vocabulary

  • Shahadah, salah, Zakah, Sawm, Hajj, Makkah, five pillar

 

Revision

  • To explain how Jewish people follow the Ten Commandments

Week 3

Outcome

  • To evaluate the significance of the mosque and how Muslims pray

 

Vocabulary

  • Ritual, Imam, Ka’bah, Wudu, Salah, mosque, minaret, mihrab, salah, Arabic, Makkah, rak’ah

 

Revision

  • To explore the key features of the synagogue

Week 4

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explore who Muhammed was and what happened on the night of power

 

Vocabulary

  • PBUH, Mecca, Night of Power, Qur’an, Prophet Muhammed, Jebriel, prayer, meditation, Ramadan

 

Revision

  • To assess understanding of Jewish beliefs about creation

Week 6

Outcome

  • To explain the importance of the Qur’an

 

Vocabulary

  • Qur’an, surah, ayat, madrasah, mosque, hafiz

 

Revision

  • To explain the significance of the Torah

Week 7

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • Hadith, Sunnah, Imam, Sharia Law, haram, spiritual

 

Revision

  • To examine significant symbols in Judaism

Week 1

Outcome

  • To discuss Ramadan and why Muslims fast

 

Vocabulary

  • Sawm, Ramadan, Qur’an, fasting, Mubarak, salah, shahadah, zakah, hajj

 

Revision

  • To examine significant symbols in Judaism

Week 2

Outcome

  • To analyse the significance of Eid Ul-Fitr

 

Vocabulary

  • Id-ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Qur’an, Fasting, Mubarak, Eid

 

Revision

  • To examine the significance of Kosher within Judaismm

Week 3

Outcome

  • To explain what happens on The Hajj

 

Vocabulary

  • Five pillars, Hajj, pilgrimage, Mecca, holy site, Kaaba

 

Revision

  • To explore how Jewish people celebrate Pesach

Week 4

Outcome

  • To analyse the significance of Eid Ul-Adha

 

Vocabulary

  • Id Ul-Adha, festival, sacrifice, Qur’an, gifts, exchanging

 

Revision

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

Week 5

Outcome

  • To know what are the most important aspects of the Islamic faith and how do these compare to other religions?

 

Vocabulary

  • Qur’an, 5 pillars, Allah, mosque, Muhammad, Islamic faith, the six articles of faith

 

Revision

  • To know how and why Jewish people celebrate religious festivals

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess  knowledge and understanding of Islam

 

Revision

  • To review misconceptions from the assessment

Week 7

Outcome

  • Trip to East London mosque

Week 1

Outcome

  • To discuss the Christian understanding of the Holy Trinity

 

Vocabulary

  • The Father, The Holy Spirit, beliefs, Christian, The Son, Trinity, divine, New Testament, Gabriel

 

Revision

  • To know what does it mean to be made in God’s image

Week 2

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • charity, community, congregation, religion, halls, Christian Aid, teachings, Ten Commandments, Gospels, Old Testament, New Testament, church, gospel, chapter, verse, parable

 

Revision

  • To know what does it mean to be a part of a Christian community

Week 3

Outcome

  • To know the story arc of the bible from creation to fall

 

Vocabulary

  • Genesis, chapter, verse, Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, gospels, crucifixion, Jesus, creation, creator, cherubs, devil, fall, original sin

 

Revision

  • To understand how does being a part of a Christian community impact one’s life

Week 4

Outcome

  • To know the significance of Noah and the Ark to Christians

 

Vocabulary

  • Noah, the Ark

 

Revision

  • To know the significance of Noah and the Ark to Christians

Week 5

Outcome

  • To examine the incarnation and Jesus’ teachings

 

Vocabulary

  • incarnation, disciples, followers, teachings, Parable of the Lost Son, wisdom, authority, mora

 

Revision

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

Week 6

Outcome

  • To know the story arc after the fall to salvation and God’s Kingdom

 

Vocabulary

  • salvation, God’s Kingdom, deliverance, soul, sin, committed, eternal punishment, Heaven, reconciliation, atoned, humanity, crucifixion, resurrection

 

Revision

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

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse the impact of belief in Jesus can impact a person’s lifestyle

 

Vocabulary

  • identity, influence, impact, justification by faith, resurrection, forgiveness, saviour, Holy Communion, Ten Commandments

 

Revision

  • To compare actions of Humanists and Christians

Week 2

Outcome

  • To examine how Christians put their beliefs into practice

 

Vocabulary

  • Christians, practice, beliefs, Trinity, saviour

 

Revision

  • To compare actions of Humanists and Christians

Week 3

Outcome

  • To evaluate how sacrifice is a key concept in Christianity

 

Vocabulary

  • sacrifice, reflecting, beliefs, significance, martyrs, communion, Lent

 

Revision

  • To explore different important Christian values

Week 4

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • denomination, Eucharist, sacrament, consecration, transubstantiation, Last Supper

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay Question: How would Muslims view the concept of the Holy Trinity?

 

Week 6

Outcome

  • Essay Question: How would Muslims view the concept of the Holy Trinity?

 

Week 1

Outcome

  • Essay Question: How would Muslims view the concept of the Holy Trinity?

 

Week 2

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of Christianity

 

Revision

  • To review misconceptions from the assessment

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • monotheistic, bible, gospels, parables, Abrahamic, GodJesus, Jerusalem, worship, Ten Commandments, compassion, sacrifice

 

Revision

  • To explain the metaphor of life as a journey

Week 4

Outcome

  • To express initial understanding of prayer

 

Vocabulary

  • prayer, philosophical, reflecting, meditation, guidance, Abrahamic faiths, reciting, praising, holy book

 

Revision

  • To know how do different religions mark the start of life?

Week 5

Outcome

  • To use religious vocabulary to explain how different Christians pray

 

Vocabulary

  • denominations, liturgy, Eucharist, minister, Lord’s Prayer, Holy Trinity, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, vicar, priest, pastor, monotheistic, rosary, iconography, Anglicanism, Quaker, congregation

 

Revision

  • To explain how do different religions mark significant milestones in life?

Week 6

Outcome

  • To use religious vocabulary to explain how different Muslims pray

 

Vocabulary

  • Salat, Shahadah, Wudu, mosque, Kaaba, Sunni, Shia, Mecca, Five Pillars of Islam, Imam, minbar, Allah

Week 1

Outcome

  • To use religious vocabulary to explain how different Jews pray

 

Vocabulary

  • Shema, Shabbat, Kiddush, Havdalah, tzedaka, The Torah, synagogue, Orthodox, Reform, kosher, Yom Kippur, Western Wall, Jersualem, gemilut hassadim

 

Revision

  • To know how do different religions mark the commitment of a loving relationship?

Week 2

Outcome

  • To compare how different religions pray

 

Vocabulary

  • petition, supplication, worship, Qur’an, Torah, Bible, minister, rabbi, Imam, synagogue, mosque, church, thanksgiving

 

Revision

  • To explain how  do different religions view life after death

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • synagogue, mosque, Kiddush, The Lord’s Prayer, Fajr, kippah, Tzitzit, ark, bimah, lectern, pulpit, Eucharist, altar, segregated, modesty, Wudu, Kabbah

 

Revision

  • To recap commitments held by different religious believers

Week 4

Outcome

  • To assess the purpose of prayer and evaluate different commitments to prayer

 

Vocabulary

  • denominations, worship, orthodox, Baptist, Quaker, service, Sunni, Shia, Reform, liturgy, diversity, commitments

 

Revision

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

Week 5

Outcome

  • To consider ‘answered’ and ‘unanswered’ prayers

 

Vocabulary

  • confession, adoration, supplication, thanksgiving, imprecatory, vindictive, persistent, prayer

 

Revision

  • To revise beliefs about community, belonging and belief

Week 6

Outcome

  • To assess my knowledge and understanding of prayer and worship

 

Revision

  • To look at different ‘maps of life’ from religion

Week 7

Outcome

  • To compare attitudes of prayer to my own viewpoint

 

Vocabulary

  • prayer, worship, liturgy, confession, adoration, supplication, imprecatory, thanksgiving, Wudu, Shema, Shabbat, Salat, Shahadah, Kabbah

 

Revision

  • To review misconceptions from the assessment

Islam

Pupils in Year 5 continue their learning of the Abrahamic worldviews with an in-depth exploration of Islam. Pupils will rely on previous learning made during their units on Judaism and Christianity to place Islam in a context as the continuation of God’s, message to humanity. They will explore the practices, beliefs, scripture and holidays central to Islam and make comparisons of these beliefs to the other Abrahamic worldviews.

Christianity

Pupils will then continue their study of Christianity by focusing on the story arc of the Bible (often called the ‘Big Story’) and important concepts within it such as salvation and sacrifice. There is also the opportunity to explore differences in worship between Christian denominations. This learning will help Year 5 pupils to better understand the similarities and differences between and within Christianity, Islam and Judaism while their central beliefs remain rooted in similar beliefs.

Comparing Abrahamic Faiths

Pupils will then conclude their Year 5 coursework with an in-depth analysis of prayer and the role of the church, synagogue or mosque in the Abrahamic worldviews. Pupils will make comparisons in order to ingrain their learning and build on what they have studied throughout the year.

Autumn

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World Religion

  • What does it mean to be a Muslim?

Spring

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Christianity

  • What does it mean to be a Christian?

Summer

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Thematic

  • Why is prayer important for religious believers?

Year 6

Week 1

Outcome

  • To describe the importance of Guru Nanak

 

Vocabulary

  • guru, faith, religion, Sikh, Sikhism, reason, conscience, Guru Nanak, preach, monk

 

Revision

  • To explain Muslim beliefs about God

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain who the other nine human gurus were

 

Vocabulary

  • Guru Granth Sahib, Khalsa, equality, martyr, Nishan Sahib, veil, Akal Takht, Gurdwara, Golden Temple, Amritsar

 

Revision

  • To retell the Night of Power and importance of Muhammad to Islam

Week 3

Outcome

  • To list the key values of Sikhism

 

Vocabulary

  • Ik Onkar, eternal, meditate, ineffable, Waheguru, creator, Mul Mantra, Naam Japna, kirat karna, Vand Chhakna, caste, meditation, reciting, chanting

 

Revision

  • To review the Five Pillars of Islam

Week 4

Outcome

  • To summarise the importance of the Guru Granth Sahib

 

Vocabulary

  • ragi, ragas, Granthi, Diwan Hall, Gurdwara, Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Granth Sahib

 

Revision

  • To describe the importance of the Qur’an

Week 5

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • khalsa, Amrit Ceremony, kara, kesh, kirpan, kachera, kanga, Panj Piares, initiation, symbolism, five Ks, sacrifice

 

Revision

  • To summarise the events of the Hajj

Week 6

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • ceremony, Naam Karan, Dastar Bandi, Anand Karaj, Mul Mantra, Amrit, marriage, Karah Parshad, Ardas, Lavan hymn, Kaur, Singh, turban

 

Revision

  • To list the rites of passage in Islam

Week 7

Outcome

  • To compare the roles of the Gurdwara

 

Vocabulary

  • sewa, sangat, Gurdwara, religious, community, priest, voluntary, Amritsar, place of worship, fellowship, function

 

Revision

  • To explore the key features of the mosque

Week 1

Outcome

  • To contrast types of Sikh celebrations

 

Vocabulary

  • gurpurbs, mela, Nagar Kirtan, Akhand Path, khanda, symbolism, commemoration, hymns, Christians, Christ’s birth, Panj Pyaras, procession, Nishan Sahib, Guru Nanak, katha, kirtan, rehra, langar

 

Revision

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

Week 2

Outcome

  • To explain how Sikhs celebrate Diwali

 

Vocabulary

  • Diwali, Guru Gobind Singh, Nagar Kirtan, Akhand Path, Diwas

 

Revision

  • To describe how Ramadan is celebrated

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe the significance of Vaisakhi

 

Vocabulary

  • Guru Gobind Singh, khalsa, Panj Pyaras, Harvest, Nishan Sahib, Vaisakhi, celebrated, Emperor, imprisoned, cloak, 52 tassels, Bandi Chhor, Diwas

 

Revision

  • To escribe the significance of Eid Ul-Adha

Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain how Sikhs celebrate Holi and Hola Mohalla

 

Vocabulary

  • Holi, Hola Mohalla, Anandpur, Hindus, procession, Guru Gobind Singh, mela, festival, religious ceremonies, Diwali, commitment, Khalsa Panth

 

Revision

  • To contrast the Abrahamic religions

Week 5

Outcome

  • To describe the principle of Miri Piri

 

Vocabulary

  • Miri-Piri, Sant Sipati, Amritsar, Akal Takht, kirpan, contradiction, concept, Saint Soldier

Week 6

Outcome

  • To know the key practices and beliefs of Sikhism differ from those in Christianity, or Islam?

 

Vocabulary

Week 7

Outcome

  • To assess our knowledge and understanding of Sikhism

 

Revision

  • To review misconceptions from the assessment

Week 1

Outcome

  • To summarise Christian beliefs about life after death

 

Vocabulary

  • parable, Old Testament, New Testament, wisdom, authority, absolute law, Ten Commandments, worship service, ceremonies, rites of passage

 

Revision

  • To review morals of parables about the life of Jesus

Week 2

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • salvation, sin, Original Sin, heaven, purgatory, hell, judgement, incarnation, Tree of Knowledge, Adam and Eve, temptation, sacrifice, reconciliation, humanity

 

Revision

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

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • eulogy, committal, congregation, commendation, rite, burial, cremation, vigil

 

Revision

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

Week 4

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • Qur’an, revelation, Sunnah, Hadith, Sharia Law, Sunni, Shi’ah, haram, Propher Muhammad, Angel Jibriel, Allah, Prophet Isa

 

Revision

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

Week 5

Outcome

  • To explain Muslim beliefs about life after death

 

Vocabulary

  • Akhirah, Barzakh, Jannah, Jahannam, Yawn ad-Din, reincarnation, enlightenment, Angel Azra’il

 

Revision

  • To explain what it means to be part of a Muslim community

Week 6

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • Iddah, Ummah, Yawm ad-Din, Qur’an, death rites, Sunnah, Mecca, enshrouded, Salat al-Janazah, mourning, Hadith, widows, prohibited, grieving, wailing, shrieking, deceased

 

Revision

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

Week 1

Outcome

  • To explain Sikh views on their life cycle

 

Vocabulary

  • rebirth, karma, reincarnation, mukthi, samsara, afterlife, soul, Waheguru, Abrahamic faiths, Angel Azrael

 

Revision

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

Week 2

Outcome

  • To describe why Karma plays a big role in Sikhism and Hinduism

 

Vocabulary

  • karma, atma, samsara, Waheguru, reincarnation, Buddhism, liberation, Gurdwara, sewa

 

Revision

  • To explain the role of the Gurdwara in a Sikh community

Week 3

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • agnostic, suffering, Humanism, atheist, non-religious

 

Revision

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

Week 4

Outcome

  • To assess knowledge and understanding of religion’s views on life after death
  • Essay: Sikhism, Christianity and Islam all have views on life after death.  What similarities and differences are there?

Week 5

Outcome

  • Essay: Sikhism, Christianity and Islam all have views on life after death.  What similarities and differences are there?

Week 6

Outcome

  • Essay: Sikhism, Christianity and Islam all have views on life after death.  What similarities and differences are there?

Week 1

Outcome

  • To analyse how religious charities make a difference

 

Vocabulary

  • charity, extreme poverty, relative poverty, Guru Nanak, brotherhood

 

Revision

  • To 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

 

Vocabulary

  • parable, forgiveness, ideals, belief, Ten Commandments

 

Revision

  • To explain how Christians put their beliefs into practice

Week 3

Outcome

  • To describe how Christians put the teachingsof Jesus into practice

 

Vocabulary

  • practices, tithing, charity, teachings, influenced

 

Revision

  • To summarise how sacrifice is a key concept in Christianity

Week 4

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Week 5

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • guidance, Hadith, Sunnah, Prophet Muhammad

 

Revision

  • To compare how different religions pray

Week 6

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

  • Zakah, Sadaqah, charity, obligation, Muslim Aid, Islamic Relief

 

Revision

  • To review how Muslims put Muhammad’s words into practice

Week 1

Outcome

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

 

Vocabulary

 

Revision

  • To 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

 

Vocabulary

 

Revision

  • To explain different religions’ commitments to prayer

Week 3

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Week 4

Outcome

  • To explain the role of charities and the underlying religious philosophies that guide them

 

Vocabulary

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

Sikhism

Pupils end their KS2 exploration of RE with an investigation into Sikhism. As this religion has connections to Hinduism and Islam it helps pupils revise and extend their knowledge from both lower and upper KS2 as the final unit of study for the focus on world religions. Pupils are now at a stage in their learning when they have the knowledge and ability to compare and contrast both Abrahamic and Dharmic traditions. Pupils explore the practices, beliefs, scripture and holidays central to Sikhism. The Sikh unit of work has a strong emphasis on knowing and understanding the Gurus (including the Guru Granth Sahib).

Christianity

Pupils then continue their study of Christianity by exploring how religions deal with death and the afterlife by examining the resurrection of Christ and the implications of a heaven.

Comparing Sikhism, Christianity and Islam

Pupils then compare these ideas to beliefs on the afterlife in Islam and Sikhism. Pupils then conclude their learning by comparing how Sikhism, Christianity and Islam view the role of community and charitable giving as key components of their worldview. This final unit serves as an endcap to their KS2 years of study as they are relying on their learning from throughout the RE curriculum to arrive at their conclusions.

Autumn

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World Religion

  • What does it mean to be a Sikh?

Spring

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Christianity

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

Summer

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Thematic

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