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LEARNING

Strands and religions

This syllabus has units that fall into three strands. These strands are: Believing, Expressing and Living. The religions suggested for the units are noted under the units.

The units in each strand are:

 

Believing

Expressing

Living

FS

F1 Which stories are special and why?

F1 Which stories are special and why?

F1 Which stories are special and why?

KS1

1.1 Who is a Christian and what do they believe? (Christians)

1.2 Who is a Muslim and what do they believe? (Muslims)

1.3 Who is Jewish and what do they believe? (Jewish)

1.4 What can we learn from sacred books? (Christians, Muslims and/or Jewish people)

1.5 What makes some places sacred? (Christians, Muslims and/or Jewish people)

1.6 How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times? (Christians, Muslims and/or Jewish people)

1.7 How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter? (Christians, Muslims and/or Jewish people)

1.8 What does it mean to belong to a faith community? (Christians, Muslims and/or Jewish people)

Lower

KS2

L2.1 What do different people believe about God? (Christians, Hindus and/or Muslims)

L2.2 Why is the Bible so important for Christians today? (Christians)

L2.3 Why is Jesus inspiring to some people? (Christians)

L2.4 Why do people pray? (Christians, Hindus and/or Muslims)

L2.5 Why are festivals important to religious communities? (Christians, Hindus and/or Muslims and/or Jewish people)

L2.6 Why do some people think that life is a journey and what significant experiences mark this? (Christians, Hindus and/or Jewish people and/or non-religious people)

L2.7 What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today? (Christian)

L2.8 What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today? (Hindu)

L2.9 What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong? (Christians, Hindus and/or Jewish people and/or non-religious people)

Upper

KS2

U2.1 Why do some people believe God exists? (Christian and non-religious)

U2.2 What would Jesus do? Can we live by the values of Jesus in the twenty-first century? (Christians)

U2.3 What do religions say to us when life gets hard? (Christians, Hindus and non-religious)

U2.4 If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship? (Christians, Hindus and/or Jewish people)

U2.5 Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity? (Christians, Muslims and non- religious)

U2.6 What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? (Muslim)

U2.7 What matters most to Christians and Humanists? (Christian and non-religious)

U2.8 What difference does it make to believe in ahimsa, grace, and/or Ummah? (Christians, Hindus and/or Muslims)

Religious Education key questions: an overview

Note the progression of the units through the key stages as the questions get more demanding. The questions set up the choice of content required to address them.

 

FS (Discovering)

KS1 (Exploring)

Lower KS2 (Connecting)

Upper KS2 (Connecting)

Believing

(Religious beliefs, teachings, sources; questions about

meaning, purpose and truth)

 

1.1 Who is a Christian and what do they believe? (Christian)

1.2 Who is a Muslim and what do they believe? (Muslim)

1.3 Who is Jewish and what do they believe? (Jewish)

L2.1 What do different people believe about God? (Christians, Hindus and/or Muslims)

U2.1 Why do some people believe God exists? (Christians, Hindus and/or Muslims)

F1 Which stories are special and why?

1.4 What can we learn from sacred books? (Christians, Muslims and/or Jewish)

L2.2 Why is the Bible so important for Christians today? (Christian)

 

F2 Which people are special and why?

 

L2.3 Why is Jesus inspiring to some people? (Christian)

U2.2 What would Jesus do? Can we live by the values of Jesus in the twenty-first century? (Christian)

 

FS (Discovering)

KS1 (Exploring)

Lower KS2 (Connecting)

Upper KS2 (Connecting)

Expressing

(Religious and spiritual forms of

expression; questions about identity and diversity)

F3. What places are special and why?

1.5 What makes some places sacred? (Christians, Muslims and/or Jewish)

L2.4 Why do people pray?

(Christians, Hindus and/or Muslims)

U2.4 If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship? (Christians, Hindus and/or Jewish)

F4. What times are special and why?

1.6 How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times? (Christians, Muslims and/or Jewish people)

L2.5 Why are festivals important to religious communities? (Christians,

Hindus and/or Muslims and/or Jewish people)

 

L2.6 Why do some people think that life is a journey and what significant experiences mark this?

(Christians, Hindus and/or Jewish people and/or non-religious people)

U2.5 Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity? (Christians, Muslims and non- religious)

 

 

 

FS (Discovering)

KS1 (Exploring)

Lower KS2 (Connecting)

Upper KS2 (Connecting)

Living

(Religious practices and ways of living; questions about values

and commitments)

F5. Being special:

where do we belong?

1.7 What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

(Christians, Muslims and/or

Jewish people)

L2.7 What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today? (Christian)

L2.8 What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today? (Hindu)

U2.6 What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? (Muslim)

 

 

 

 

 

1.8 How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter? (Christians, Muslims and/or Jewish people)

F6. What is special

about our world?

L2.9 What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong? (Christians,

Hindus and/or Jewish people and/or non-religious people)

U2.7 What matters most to Christians and Humanists? (Christian and non-religious)

 

U2.8 What difference does it make to believe in ahimsa (harmlessness), grace, and/or Ummah (community)? (Christians, Hindus and/or Muslims)

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