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Year 3 Community

  • How does someone become part of a religious community?
  • Belonging to a religious community and what it means to those individuals.

Autumn 1 – Christianity

  • What are my roles and responsibilities in the school and local community?
  • What does it mean to belong to the Christian community?
  • How do you become a member of the Christian community?

Autumn 2 – Christianity

  • How do Christians around the World celebrate Christmas and why?

Spring 1 – Islam

  • How do you become a member of the Islamic community?
  • What does it mean to belong to the Islamic community?

Spring 2 – Buddhism

  • What happens on Sangha Day?
  • What difference does belonging to the Sangha make to a Buddist?

Summer 1 – Judaism

  • What does it mean to belong to the Jewish community? How do you become a member of the Jewish community?

Summer 2

  • What are my roles and responsibilities in the local community and global community?

Year 4 Teachings and authorities and expressing beliefs

What beliefs do the different religions have and how are these expressed?

Autumn 1 – Christianity

  • Teachings and authorities – Bible, stories of Jesus' work
  • What beliefs do Christians have about God and the world as God's creation?
  • How do Christians express these beliefs?

Autumn 2 – Christianity

  • Expressing beliefs
  • What beliefs do Christians have regarding Christmas and how do they express these beliefs? – Christmas celebrations, Midnight Mass, advent calendars.

Spring 1 - Hinduism

  • What are the key beliefs of Hindus and how are these beliefs expressed?

Spring 2 – Sikhism

  • What beliefs do Sikhs have about God and the world as God's creation?
  • How do they express these beliefs?

Summer 1 – Judaism

  • What beliefs do Jews have about God and the world as God's creation?
  • How do Jewish people express these beliefs?

Summer 2 – Creation

  • What beliefs are held regarding God and the world as God's creation?
  • How are these beliefs expressed?
  • Comparison to be made with scientific evidence of evolution and The Big Bang theory – children can have a debate / vote on which they believe.

Year 5 Inspiration and Influence

  • How does religion influence day to day life?
  • Who are the influential people of different religions?
  • Does religion have an influence on global events/issues?

Autumn 1 – Christianity

  • How do the 10 commandments affect the way Christians live their lives?

Autumn 2 – Christianity

  • How does Jesus inspire Christians?
  • - salvation
  • - discipleship

Spring 1 - Islam

  • How do Islamic beliefs influence their day to day lives?
  • Who is considered inspirational to Islamic people and why?

Spring 2 – Buddhism

  • How do the beliefs of Buddhists influence their day to day lives?
  • Who is considered inspirational to Buddhists and why?

Summer 1 – Judaism

  • How do the beliefs of Jewish people influence their day to day lives?
  • Who is considered inspirational to Jewish people and why?

Summer 2 – Bahai

  • A 'new' one for you! Beliefs focus on humanity and the crucial need "to find a unifying vision of the nature and purpose of life and of the future of society". Can make links to recycling, caring for the planet and the local community. Also caring for each other and leaving a legacy for future generations.
  • How do the beliefs of Bahai followers influence their day to day lives? http://www.bahai.org/

Year 6 Journeys

  • How does religion play a part in peoples' life journeys?
  • Why do people go on pilgrimage?
  • If life is a journey, does it ever end?

Autumn 1 – Christianity

  • How does religion play a part in peoples' life journeys? - being Christened, marriage, and funerals.

Autumn 2 – Christianity

  • Why do people go on pilgrimage?
  • Journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem, 3 Wiseman to see the birth of Jesus.

Spring 1 – Hinduism

  • How does religion play a part in peoples' life journeys?
  • Why do people go on pilgrimage?

Spring 2 – Humanism

  • How does religion play a part in peoples' life journeys?
  • If life is a journey, does it ever end?

Summer 1 – Judaism

  • How does religion play a part in peoples' life journeys?
  • If life is a journey, does it ever end?

Summer 2

  • Pupils focus on themselves and their journey through EWJS and onto High School.

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