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Religious Education

Autumn

An Introduction to Hinduism

To understand the basic Hindu beliefs.

To understand the importance of shrines, Puja Plates & the Hindu temples (Mandirs)

To describe & explain the importance of Ganesh to Hindu worship.

Christianity

To look at the Christmas customs- carols, cards & presents.

Spring

JUDAISM 

Jewish symbols- extend knowledge &understanding.

The Torah- look at contents.

The Exodus & the Ten Commandments.

CHRISTIANITY

The bible- look at organisation- Old & NewTestaments & The Gospels

Parables-The feeding of the five thousand, blind Bartimaeus

Easter Events of Good Friday & Easter Sunday

Summer

Learning about Religion

Pupils should be taught to:

  • describe the key aspects of religion, especially the people, stories and traditions that influence the beliefs and values of others
  • describe the variety of practices and ways of life in religions and understand how these stem from, and are closely connected with, beliefs and teachings
  • identify and begin to describe the similarities and differences within and between religions
  • investigate the significance of religion in the local, national and global communities
  • consider the meaning of a range of forms of religious expression, understand why they are important in religion and note links between them
  • describe and begin to understand religious and other responses to ultimate and ethical questions
  • use specialist vocabulary in communicating their knowledge and understanding
  • use an interpret information about religion from a range of sources

Learning from Religion

Pupils should be taught to:

  • reflect on what it means to belong to a faith community, communicating their own and others’ responses
  • respond to the challenges of commitment both in their own lives and with religious traditions, recognising how commitment to a religion is shown in a variety of ways
  • discus their own and others’ views of religious truth and belief, expressing their own ideas
  • reflect on ideas of right and wrong and their own and others’ responses to them
  • reflect on sources of inspiration in their own and others’ lives

Breadth of study

During the key stage, pupils should be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through Christianity, Judaism, an introduction to Hinduism and an introduction to Islam. 

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