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Religious Education (RE)

Religious Syllabus

 

 

 

Faith

Suggested Key Stage

/ Year Group(s)

Name of Unit

Description of Unit

Number of Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

Christianity

Reception

Who Made The Wonderful World and Why? (Creation)

What Christians believe about Creation, Harvest, thanksgiving, sharing and caring, Christian living, and places of worship,

The Bible, Growth

6 sessions.

Christianity

Reception

Who Cares For This Special World?

(Creation)

Christians believe God created the world,

We are all borrowing the world from God, How everyone can help care for our world.

6 sessions.

Christianity

Reception

Why Is Christmas Special For Christians?

(Incarnation)

Christmas is a special time for Christians, story of Jesus’ birth, emotions of the characters in the Christmas story.

 

Why Christmas is a special time for Christians: God came to earth as Jesus, Jesus’ birth brings a message of joy, peace and good news

6 sessions.

Christianity

Reception

Why Do Christians Believe Jesus Is Special?

(Incarnation)

Jesus’ identitypictures of Jesus, Stories about Jesus, i.e. Feeding the 5,000, Jesus being lost in the Temple.

Jesus teaches people about God, welcoming children. Belonging to a religion, i.e. Christian community, Church school.

6 sessions.

Christianity

Reception

How Did Jesus Rescue People?

(Salvation)

Who is special to you? God is special to some people, we are special too.

6 sessions.

Christianity

Reception

What Is So Special About Easter?

(Salvation)

New life in the natural world.

The cross as a special symbol for Christians, events of Palm Sunday, Good Friday as a sad day for Christians, Easter Sunday as a happy time for Christians.

How Christians remember what happened at Easter.

 

 

 

6 sessions.

 

Faith

Key Stage

/ Year

Name of Unit

Description of Unit

Number of Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

Christianity

KS1

Nativity Characters: Which Character Are You?

Why Are You Important?

What Christians believe about the Nativity, The importance of the Characters, who they were, and how they impacted on the

lives of others.

Christian living, the Church, Ordinary people.

Belonging and the importance of love, respect and faith.

4 sessions.

Christianity

KS1

Where Is The Light Of Christmas?

Christians’ understanding of Jesus as light of the world, the Christingle, light in art to show Jesus as the light of God, the Wise Men being guided

by a light, guiding lights in our lives.

4 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

How Did Advent And Epiphany Show Us What Christmas Is REALLY About?

Advent as a time of preparation to Christmas for Christians,

Epiphany showing the true impact of Jesus’ birth for Christians.

4 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

What Do Christians Mean By Peace At Christmas?

What is peace? How do we find peace within ourselves? What does the Bible tell us about peace? How does the Church live out its message of peace at Christmas?

4 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

How Do Art And Music Convey Christmas?

What makes a piece of artwork sacred? Images of Jesus from birth to the cross, representation of Christmas through art, Christmas Carols.

4 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

How Would Christmas Advertise Christmas To Show What Christmas Means Today?

 

How the meaning of Christmas is shown in secular advertising, the biblical narrative and in the life of the church.

4 sessions.

 

Faith

Key

Stage

/ Year

Name of Unit

Description of Unit

Number of Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

Christianity

KS1

Why Is Easter The Most Important Festival For Christians?

The events of the Easter story, as told in the Bible.

Palm Sunday, The last supper and Good Friday,

Jesus’ death and resurrection,

looking at the complete story of Easter.

4 sessions.

Christianity

KS1

How Do Easter Symbols Help Us To Understand The Meaning of Easter For Christians?

This unit covers the different Christian symbols linked to the Easter Story, specifically focusing on the cross and water as symbols of forgiveness and

new life.

4 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

Who Is The Most Important Person In The Easter Story?

Role of different people within the Easter narrative.

4 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

How Does Holy Communion Build A Christian Community?

What Jesus said about Communion?

How Christians share in the Body and Blood of Jesus at Church.

How the act of sharing Communion demonstrates God’s Peace.

The legacy of Jesus and how it may help Christians today.

4 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

What Happens In Churches during Lent and At Easter?

Through major services and celebrations, this unit explores the concepts of repentance and salvation. It looks at Ash Wednesday, Palm

Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

4 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

How Does The Christian Festival of Easter Offer Hope?

Resources: Bible Verses

Resources: Recording Sheet

Clean slate and forgiveness, forgiving others, Stations of the Cross,

Salvation and resurrection.

4 sessions.

 

Faith

Key Stage

/ Year

Name of Unit

Description of Unit

Number of Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

Christianity

KS1

What Responsibility Has God Given People About Taking Care of Creation?

The Christian story of creation is found in the Bible.

Creation refers to humans, animals and the natural world.

To identify how to be good stewards.

6 sessions.

Christianity

KS1

Why Is it Good To Listen To And Remember The Stories Jesus Told?

Why Christians believe Stories Jesus told are important; selection of different parables

what they teach about life and about the nature of God.

6 sessions.

Christianity

KS1

Why Did Jesus Teach The Lord’s Prayer As The Way To Pray?

The importance of prayer to Christians, and this particular prayer.

 

The meaning of each phrase in the Lord’s Prayer: God the “father” as loving and caring figure; trust in God for providing daily needs; forgiveness; temptation; praise.

6 sessions.

Christianity

KS1

Why Do Christians Make And Keep Promises Before God?

Showing belonging to the Christian faith, joining the church, baptism, marriage for Christians.

6 sessions.

Christianity

KS1

What Is The Story Of Noah REALLY About?

What the story is really about, biblical account, Promise, Fall, hope, sin, punishment, salvation, restoration.

2 sessions.

Christianity

KS1

What Are The God’s Rule For Living?

Core Christian belief: Basis of Christian morality.

Story of 10 Commandments, Moses, etc. Importance / relevance today? Golden Rule,

2 sessions.

Christianity

KS1

Why Are Saints Important To Christians?

Qualities that make a saint, All Saints Day,

2 sessions.

Christianity

KS1

Who Is The Saints Of Our School? / What Is The Story Of Our School Name?

Story behind the Saint, background, traditions, ritual, history, relevance of saint to school community today.

2 sessions.

 

 

Faith

Key Stage

/ Year

Name of Unit

Description of Unit

Number of Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

Christianity

KS2

What Is The Bible’s ‘Big Story’ And What Does It Reveal About Having Faith In God?

Understanding of The Bible as the source of authority for Christians. Background and context to Bible.

6 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

How Did Belief In God Affect The Action of People From The Old Testament?

Christians believe God calls us in different ways.

Christians believe that God stands by them at all times.

 

We have difficult decisions to make in life and the right choices are not always the easiest nor the most popular.

6 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

Who Is Jesus? (“I Am,…” Sayings.)

Who Is Jesus? Lesson 2 Resource

Who Is Jesus? Lesson 5 Resource

 

Jesus made statements about himself, describing himself through symbolism

About the 7 “I Am” statements of Jesus and their meanings to Christians

About how the “I Am” statements relate to our personal lives

6 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

What Do The Miracles Of Jesus Teach?

The miracles Jesus performed, What constitutes a miracle?

The importance of faith,

Comparing and identifying similarities and differences between faiths.

6 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

Liturgy.

Prayer, psalms, word, silence, music, ritual, symbol, sacrament, etc. structure of liturgy, purpose, place of liturgy, different styles of

worship,

6 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

How Has The Christian Message Survived For Over 2,000 Years?

Spreading a message, preventing a message being spread, how the Christian message spread after Jesus’ Ascension? Confirmation,

Longevity of the Christian message.

6 sessions.

 

 

 

 

Faith.

Key Stage

/ Year

Name of Unit.

Description of Unit.

Number of Sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

Christianity

KS2

What Can We Learn From Wisdom?

Concept of wisdom, Proverbs, other Christian wisdom,

2 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

How Do Christians Believe Following Jesus’ New Commandment And His 2 Greatest Commandments Make A Difference?

What Jesus taught and told people to do, how Christians can relate Jesus’ teaching to their own questions of values and attitudes.

2 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

What Are The Beatitudes And What Do They Mean To Christians?

What? Why? Who? Explore meanings, application, individually, collectively; Jesus’ teaching, how it challenged people? Impact on that time and on the life of Christians today? What do they tell us about God, Jesus, humanity, responsibilities?

2 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

Do Fame And Christian Faith Go Together?

The values that Christian people hold.

That you can be a Christian and be famous.

2 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

Should Every Christian Go On A Pilgrimage?

Different places for pilgrimage. The difference between sacred and special places. What the experience is like for a Christian before, during

and after pilgrimage?

 

The physical and spiritual journey. Commercialisation of ‘sacred’ places.

2 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

Why Is Remembrance Important?

Importance of remembering conflicts and need for peace; Christians’ response to war and peace; peacemakers; Jesus as the bringer of peace.

2 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

What Do The Monastic Traditions Within Christianity Show Us About Living In Community?

Monastic communities of men and of

women within the Church of England;

Living in a monastic community is a particular way of living out the Christian faith followed by some people;

Different models of monastic life, some active, some contemplative;

Living in community with others offers challenges, as well as opportunities; Christian commitment takes different forms for different people.

2 sessions.

Christianity

KS2

The Contemporary Anglican Church

Local / diocesan; - parish, deaneries, bishops and cathedral;

National / international: - archbishops, provinces and worldwide Anglican Communion.

2 sessions.

 

 

Faith

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Stage

/ Year

Name of Unit.

Description of Unit.

Number of Sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

Judaism

KS1

What Is It Like To Live As A Jew?

Jewish symbols (Star of David, The Torah, etc)

Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat) The Jewish community

Jewish place of worship (Synagogue,) Jewish Worship

Comparisons between faiths

6 sessions.

Judaism.

KS1

Why Are They Having A Jewish Party?

Key festivals which are important to Jewish people; How they are celebrated with reference to specific symbols;

How these are similar to other festivals, both in Judaism and in other faiths.

 

Understanding of important festivals in own life and life of Jewish people.

6 sessions.

Judaism

KS2

What Does It Mean To Be A Jew?

How the Jewish faith was founded;

That the Jewish faith believes in One God;

The significance of Passover to Jewish people;

The importance of the Seder meal to Jewish people;

About the root and significance of the 10 commandments to Jewish people.

6 sessions.

Buddhism.

KS1 / KS2

What Is Buddhism?

Who Siddhartha was and the circumstances that led to him becoming Buddha and achieving enlightenment.

 

Introduction to Buddhist virtues and beliefs using stories that Buddha told.

6 sessions.

Buddhism.

KS1 / KS2

What Does It Mean To Be A Buddhist?

How Buddhists live their lives through their faith. How the teachings of Buddhism are arranged through the eight-fold path, four noble truths,

symbols and five precepts. The sangha (Buddhist community) and Dharma (ultimate truth).

6 sessions.

 

Hinduism.

KS1 / KS2

What Is The Importance Of Symbols, Beliefs And Teaching In Hinduism?

Diwali; Holi; sacred books; worship in the home, in the Hindu Mandir; belief in 1 God.

6 sessions.

Hinduism.

KS1 / KS2

What Does It Mean To Be A Hindu?

Key beliefs of Hinduism and how these are applied to daily life for some Hindus. Key practices and how values and ideals influence and underpin

behaviour and attitude.

6 sessions.

Islam.

KS1 / KS2

What Does It Mean To Be A Muslim?

Importance of Muhammad (pbuh.)

Importance of the Qur’an and how it is treated by

Muslims

What stories teach about Muslim beliefs

Islamic practices (including prayer, birth rites and Islamic art)

Significance of the mosque

Similarities and differences of worship and ideas about Allah, (God,) between Islam and other faiths.

6 sessions.

Islam.

KS1 / KS2

What Is The Best Way For A Muslim To Show Commitment To God (Allah)?

Importance of the following:

The Shahadah: Call to faith

 

Salah: The role prayer plays in a Muslim’s life

 

Zakat: Giving to charity

 

Hajj: The importance of pilgrimage Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul- Adha

6 sessions.

Sikhism.

KS1 / KS2

What Do Sikhs Believe?

An introduction to the basic beliefs and practices of the Sikh faith. Pupils are given the opportunity to develop their own understanding of what they

believe about belonging and making commitments.

6 sessions.

Sikhism.

KS1 / KS2

What Does It Mean To Be A Sikhs?

What it means to belong to a community; The key teachings of Sikhism;

The Gurdwara & Guru Granth Sahib;

What is means to be a Sikh and its link to Islam.

6 sessions.

 

Faith.

Key Stage

/ Year

Name of Unit.

Description of Unit.

Number of Sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

Thematic Unit.

KS2 (Upper.)

The Journey Of Life And Death

Investigating beliefs about life and life after death and encouraging pupils to reflect on and express their hopes for the future, share their feelings of loss

caused by separation, learn about how faith can provide believers with answers to life’s most challenging and ultimate questions and also how faith challenges our attitudes, values and commitments in life. Consider how important it is to celebrate the lives of those we have lost and how remembering can help the healing process. Examine their attitudes, values and commitments in the light of this learning.

6 sessions.

Thematic Unit.

KS2 (Upper.)

Understanding Faith In…..

What can we discover about the faiths and beliefs in our class and school?

What can we discover about the faiths and beliefs in the local community and your borough?

How have faith and belief communities in your borough changed over the past 50 years?

What are the reasons for changes in these communities in your borough?

How do faith groups work in partnership with each other and the local community?

How has life in your borough been enriched by the diversity of the faiths and beliefs that make up the borough?

6 sessions.

Thematic Unit.

KS2 (End of Year 6.)

Bridging Unit: Who Decides Version A?

Who Decides Version B?

The implications of rules and responsibilities for belonging to communities and, in particular, of belonging to a faith community. Rules in religions and

other sources of authority.

 

Work on rules, laws and responsibilities in society and in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

6 sessions.

 

 

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