The aims of the syllabus are for pupils: • to develop religious literacy



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The aims of the syllabus are for pupils: • to develop religious literacy; • to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions and world views represented in the United Kingdom; • to develop an understanding of the influence of the beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures; • to develop attitudes of respect towards other people who hold views and beliefs different from their own; • to develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious issues, with reference to the principal religions and world views represented locally and in the United Kingdom.

AT1 – Learning about religion and belief Enquiring into, investigating and understanding religions and beliefs. This includes thinking about and interpreting religious beliefs, teachings, sources, practices, ways of life and ways of expressing meaning with reference to the specific beliefs and religions studied.

AT2 – Learning from religion and belief Questioning, exploring, reflecting upon and interpreting human experience in the light of religions and beliefs studied. This includes communicating reflections, responses and evaluations about questions of identity, belonging, diversity, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments, making increasingly insightful links to the specific religions studied.

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Autumn




Spring




Summer




Year 1

Term 1

Christianity-

Christian Life

Festivals/Holy Days-

When are they celebrated? Christmas- December

Easter- April

What is the story behind them?

Christmas- Mary and Joseph, go to Bethlehem, Jesus is born, visit from Wise people, escape to Egypt

Easter- journey to Jerusalem, last supper, praying in the garden, betrayal, judged, death, buried and resurrection

Loyalty- look at Betrayal- how do the disciples react

Abandonment- Peter denying knowing Jesus- how would the children react in that situation?


Term 2

Islam


Muslim Life

Festival- Ramadhan and Eid ul Fitr

When are they celebrated?

Moves every year- based on lunar calendar

What could you give up? And Why? Sacrifice

Giving of alms: Who or what would you give up things for?

Who would you give money to?

Give examples- homeless, someone who asks for money, buildings.

What is the story behind them?

Ramadhan- a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad

All about remembrance

Waiting for signs? Watching the moon to mark the time

Eid- marks the end of Ramadhan

To entertain themselves, occasions of fun and recreation




Term 3

Christianity-

Place of Worship-

What do different Churches look like?

Look at local churches- St Mary’s, St Benedict’s, Abbey Centre Chapel, All Saints, St Giles, College Street Baptist, Elim, Kingdom Life, Central Vineyard, St Peter’s, Sacred Heart Pyramid church Weston Favell etc

What is the same, what is difference?

Religious Rites-

Weddings Baptism, funeral

Icons

Holy objects- chalice, plate, etc



Object- Question Prompt P4C

What is the nicest things to do when someone visits?

Who is your favourite visitor?

Welcome and Farewell- what is the importance? Hello and Goodbye

Bring in knowledge of other traditions


Term 4

Hinduism


Hindus worship at home or mandirs- puja

Shrines and rituals

Making their own image of happiness. Discuss reasoning

Items used- murti, statue, bell, diva, incense, water, red kum kum powder, offerings…

Arti- giving back blessed food

Ahimsa- non violence… many Hindus are vegetarian

Who is Ghandi? Why did he make his choices? Test of own faith?


Term 5

Sikhism


Singh- Lion- name for every boy

Kaur- Princess- name for every girl

What does it mean to belong to a family?

How do you feel in the middle of a circle, How do you feel excluded from a circle?

Why do Sikhs believe that everyone is special?

Equality, forgiveness and respect

5Ks

Kesh (uncut hair)



Kara (a steel bracelet)

Kanga (a wooden comb)

Kaccha - also spelt, Kachh, Kachera (cotton underwear)

Kirpan (steel sword)

Comparison- 5 things that mark children out as belonging to Briar Hill.

How do we become better people?




Term 6

Christianity-

Stories from Christianity

Jesus’ parables, from the Bible

Good Samaritan

Prodigal Son

Lost Sheep

Mustard Seed

Sower and the Seed

Why did Jesus tell these stories?




Year 2

Term 1

Christianity

Stories from Christianity

Bible Stories-

Who is Jesus?

For Christians- Jesus is the son of God who came down to Earth to save humans

Concept Map of Jesus

Draw round a person- write the inside qualities and outside observations.

Who are people in the Bible? Stories

Abraham- sacrifice- how far for your belief?

Noah- nutter or navigator?

Moses


Jacob

Joseph


David

Gideon


Listen to David Kossoff stories- YT

New Testament-

Mary

Peter- how not to be perfect



Paul- changing your mind


Term 2

Judaism


Remind them that the Old Testament of Christianity is the same as the Torah -Remind them of Bible stories

Islam also branches from the Old Testament

Link to John Chapter 1- Jesus is the light of the world… Jewish explanation of how Jesus is.

Synagogue

Jewish symbols- Star of David, Menorah- the importance of light

Clothing-Kippah and Tallit

Shabbat- Holy Day

Why is important to rest?

Power of words.

What words have a life of their own?

What words make an impact on you?


Term 3

Islam


Muhammed (peace be upon him) is the Prophet of Islam. The final messenger of Allah. Muslims follow his teaching and read the Qur’an which was sent as a guide.

Understand the story of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

Cave and the spider story

Muhammed (pbuh) wrote the Qur’an

How can you write a book when you don’t know how to write?

Understand the Qur’an is the holy book- 114 chapters and share key stories

How do we know when something is precious?

Think about how the Qur’an is treated.

No images in Islam- God is more than human imaging.


Term 4

Buddhism


No deity. A Buddhist is an ordinary person who has become awakened

What do Buddhist believe?

Compassion

Respect


Generosity

Kind


Truthful

Helpful


Patient

Reflection-meditation

Are we self-centered?

Symbolism in Buddhism:

Endless knot,

lotus,


Dhvaja,

Dharmachakra,

Bumpa,

Golden Fish,



Parasol,

Conch



Term 5

Christianity

Christian Life-

How are Christians supposed to act?

How does a good person act?

E.g. St Francis of Assisi

Look at the prayer of St Francis

Make me a channel of your peace

Is that how Christians are supposed to be?

Who are Christians in society?

Christians in Sport


Term 6

Humanism


Are human beings special?

Are we unique?

Why is creativity important?

What is happiness like? Analogy

Why should we be happy?

How can we find happiness?

How can we celebrate human life? Birthdays, weddings, deaths

Why should we be good to one another?

What are the consequences of our actions?


Year 3

Term 1

Christianity

Saints and Jesus

Reflect on St Francis

Mother Theresa

10 commandments- rules for life

Can we suggest our own?

How can you simplify the 10 commandments?

Jesus’ main commandments- the Golden Rule

Why do people follow the saints’ lifestyles?

Do we have role models? Who? Why?

e.g. Napoleon’s role model was Jesus Christ because he always told the truth and kept his word




Term 2

Islam


Life of the Prophet Muhammed(pbuh)

How can Muslims follow his example?

Role models- recap

Kindness


Compassion

Truth


Humanity

Honesty


A holy war against modern society- how can they show those virtues?

Why might some people see violence in those values?

Shahada- declaration of faith

What is the most important thing to you?

What do you believe in?

How do you show the importance?




Term 3

Christianity

Different ways of being a Christian

Compare different church communities

e.g. Salvation Army

Family Tree of the Church

Early Church =Catholics- CoE- Baptist, Methodist and Orthadox (Byzantine)...Greek and Russian

What is the same and what is different? What matters?

Evangelical

Sacramental

Charismatic

Church Architecture

East and west doors

Alter positioning




Term 4

Hinduism


Different Hindu mandirs/temples

What are the main features?

What do Hindus do within the mandir?

How is a mandir the centre of the community?

Karma- what does cause and effect mean for how they live?

P4C is good always rewarded?

Is evil always punished?

The belief of reincarnation- why might they be aiming to go for moksha (state of bliss and liberation)?

Wheel of life

Link to Sikhism- reincarnation

What do you think of western civilisation?


Term 5

Islam


Mosque

Main features of the mosque

How are they different, how are they the same?

Understand the use of the mosque

Mihrab

Qiblah


Mimbar

Patterns and calligraphy in the mosque

Architecture

Light


Why is the East important?

Look at the 1st commandment- Judaic, Christian and Muslim

No images of God

Why are images not wanted?

Counter argument- why do some worship through statues?


Term 6

Sikhism


Sikh beliefs about God

Moor Mantar

Warriors of God

How can you be a warrior of God in today’s society?

Link to other faiths- being a warrior for God

What is the impact of pacifism?

Gurdwaras- how are they different across the world?

Guru Granth Sahib- Holy book reverence

What is the significance of the living guru?

Relationships with the world, with life- P4C

Consider reincarnation


Year 4

Term 1

Christianity

Christian Life- rites of passage- cycle of life

Festivals- Advent, Lent, Ascension and Pentecost

Cycle of Church Year

Why prepare? Why save?

Reflect on medieval Lent and compare to Ramadan

Going on pilgrimage

Why do Christians pray?

Have you ever prayed? Have you ever said ‘Oh God!’ if something happens? Why do we use God’s name as expression of emotion?

When do we need something bigger than we are?

What colours do they use to worship?

Why might they have used those colours?

What is their favourite colour? What would you use for celebration, sadness etc… Games of colour feeling association




Term 2

Islam


Do we need a pattern for our lives?

Would we travel a difficult journey? Why?

Muslim Calendar- how is it different? How is it the same?

Birthdate of the Prophet- MilandunNabi- what is the celebration

Why do Muslims go on pilgrimage- Hajj- to the place where the Prophet was born?

Link to Christian pilgrimage




Term 3

Judaism


Jewish Calendar

Religious festivals

Bar Miztvah ceremony- becoming an adult, taking on responsibility for their own actions

Learning Hebrew

Compare to confirmation and baptism of Christianity

Spiritual meaning of the Hebrew alphabet




Term 4

Islam


Qur’an- Islamic Holy Book

Known as divine

Is language a barrier or a bridge?

Bring in the story of the tower of Babel- Biblical story

Know how to find a reference in a Qur’an- listen to a verse or chapter in Arabic- understand its meaning

Talk about why Muslims often learn Arabic in order to understand the original text

Its significance today

Diversity in Islam

Is diversity desirable in Faith?

Can we tolerate differences- Different ways of expressing our beliefs?



Term 5

Christianity

Using the Bible-

Reverence the scripture- do we look after the words or the book?

Danger of translation- why was it a crime? Why shouldn’t we be able to read it in our native language? Or why shouldn’t we learn to read it in its original script?

Locating stories within the Bible- looking for common stories: the creation story Genesis etc

Explore type of writing

“in my day…” concept vs literal

What is the order of creation?

Retelling using repetition and cartoon. Is it a poem or a song?

Look at psalms and consider poetry. Link to proverbs and the song of creation.

Pslam 23 as a literary stimulus - Rewrite in a modern setting. Consider why- what is it’s power?

Gospels and other books- quick find of different books - Quick draw- active finding


Term 6

Buddhism


Stories of Buddha- Jataka tales

Buddha taught that possessions can’t give lasting happiness.- P4C- Do you agree/ disagree?

Why does a 3rd eye show that Buddha is enlightened?

What is involved in a Buddhist temple? Shrines, offerings, art- thankas, mandalas and images of Buddha



Year 5

Term 1

Christianity

Facts about the Bible- most translated book in the world- why do Christians share their stories?

Family stories? Belonging?

CS Lewis- we read to know that we are not alone.

Biblical Stories

Investigate the Creation Story

Compare at the two narratives of the story of Jesus’ birth. Why do we have a different story? Consider witness statements- story of the 5 blind men and the elephant.

How is Jesus shown in the Bible? See concept map

What is true? What is rumour?

What is factual truth? What impact does that have on faith? What beliefs do Christians have from this?

Discuss Fake news




Term 2

Islam


Five Pillars (Sunni)

Ten Obligatory Islamic acts (Shia) of worship

Duty of prayer

Prayers can be offered wherever you are

Why do people pray?- P4C

How do different people pray?

Why do they use a prayer mat?

Why do they face towards Makkah-Mecca?

How does prayer help people?- P4C

Example prayer to study




Term 3

Hinduism


Belief in the Supreme Spirit Brahman

Different deities are represented in the murtis who show the different aspects of God- link to saints and what can be learnt from Ganesh?

Why might Hindus choose what aspects of God that they worship?

What are the most common murtis and what do they show about the nature of God?

Ganesha/ Brahma/ Vishnu/ Shiva/ Parvati/ Durga/ Sarasvati/ Rama/ Krishna

Use a story to find the meaning- research



Term 4

Buddhism


Buddhists follows the noble eight fold path and show the qualities of Buddha.

Why do they aspire to fearlessness, contentment, kindness and meditation?- P4C on each

Four Noble Truths- P4C

Being greedy and wanting things can’t make you happy

You can be content without having everything that you want

You have to learn through practice

Peace of mind comes when you are content with having just enough


Term 5

Christianity

Preparing for something special

A special meal to share?

Eat as a class- discuss why it was special- is sharing important?

What special meals do we have in our lives?

Why do we use food to celebrate?

Holy Communion- link Last Supper

Eucharist

Mass


Why is this important?


Term 6

Judaism


Different groups of Judaism

Traditional vs Progressive (Liberal or Reform)

Jewish communities

How have Jewish communities been treated? How do they treat others?

What is the importance of Mothers?

Does your mum matter?

How do they observe the Shabbat? Differences, similarities

Watch Shabbat scene of Fiddler on the roof?

Candles and blessings.

Aaronic blessing- use as a stimulus text

Shalom- peace and space, time and reflection

Inshallah- If God’s willing




Year 6

  1. Living in Faith

What differences does it make to have faith?

Does having faith impact Moral decisions?

Lifestyle choices?

Does it change public decisions?

Who is the public face of the Faith?

Beliefs about death and afterlife- how does this affect how people live?

Bring in all faiths and compare


  1. Sikhism

Why is SEVA (Selfless service) such an important aspect of human life?

What does it mean to follow the Sikh way of life?

Sikhs in the community

How do they make their mark?

Music and meditation- why is it important to Sikhs- how does it make each person feel?


SATS Prep

SATS Prep

  1. Christianity

What does the Lord’s Prayer mean for Christians?

Why is it still used?

Look at different interpretations

Can you write your own version?



  1. Humanism

How can we be happy?

How do we decide what to believe?

How do we decide what to value?

What do you value in life?

How does Science and technology challenge people’s beliefs?

What shared moral values do we have?




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