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Religious Education

Bexley RE Syllabus overview Key Skills

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year 1

Christianity/ Judaism

The Creation Story

 

Level 1

  • To remember a Christian story and talk about it

Level 2

  • To tell a Christian story and say some things people believe

 

Celebrations

Sukkot

Purim

Hannukah

Christmas

 

Level  1

  • To use the right names for things that are special to Jews and Christians
  • To talk about things that happen to me

Level  2

  • To talk about some of the things that are the same for different religious people
  • To talk about what is important to me and to others with respect for their feelings

Judaism

Worship at home and in synagogue

Ark

Torah

Ten Commandments

 

Level 1

  • To use the right names for things that are special to Jews
  • To talk about what is important to me and to other people

Level 2

  • To tell  a Jewish story and say some things that people believe
  • To say what some Jewish symbols stand for and say what some of the art (music, etc) is about

Christianity

Friends of Jesus

 

 

Easter (links to Friendship)

 

Level 1

  • To talk about what I find interesting or puzzling
  • To talk about what is important to me and to other people

Level 2

  • To ask about what happens to

others with respect to their feelings 

 

Judaism

Moses

Passover

Ceremonies

(weddings and Bar Mitzvah)

 

Level 1

  • To recognise religious art, symbols and words and talk about them 
  • To talk about what I find interesting or puzzling

Level 2

  • To say what some Jewish symbols stand for and say what some of the art (music, etc) is about
  • To talk about what is important to me and to others with respect for their feelings

Christianity

 Jesus the Storyteller

 

Level 1

  • To remember a Christian story and talk about it

Level 2

  • To tell  a Jewish story and say some things that people believe

 

Year 2

Christianity

The Parish Church

 

Level 1

  • To use the right names for things that are special to Christians

Level 2

  • To say what some Christian symbols stand for

Level 3

  • To use religious words to describe some of the different ways in which people show their beliefs

Celebrations

Krishna

Divali

Christmas

 

Level 1

  • To use the right names for things that are special to Hindus

Level 2

  • To talk about some of the things that are the same for different religious people
  • To say what some Hindu symbols stand for and say what some of the art (music, etc) is about

Level 3

  • To use religious words to describe some of the different ways in which people show their beliefs

Hinduism

Belief in God, represented through different names and images

Worship in the home

 

Level 1

  • To recognise religious art, symbols and words and talk about them 

Level 2

  • To talk about some of the things that are the same for different religious people

Level 3

  • To describe some of the things that are the same and different for religious people

Christianity

Living as a Christian

 

 

Easter (forgiveness)

 

Level 1

  • To remember a Christian story and talk about it
  • To recognise religious art, symbols and words and talk about them 

Level 2

  • To talk about some things in stories that make people ask questions

Level 3

  • To describe what a believer might learn from a religious story

Hinduism

Special times:

Worship in the Mandir

Weddings

Holi

Raksha Bandan

 

Level 1

  • To use the right names for things that are special to Hindus
  • To talk about things that happen to me

 

Level 2

  • To say what some Hindu symbols stand for and say what some of the art (music, etc) is about
  • To ask about what happens to

others with respect to their feelings 

Level 3

  • To use religious words to describe some of the different ways in which people show their beliefs
  • To link things that are important to me and other people with the way I think and behave

 

Concept unit

Sharing

(Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism)

 

Level 1

  • To talk about what is important to me and to other people

Level 2

  • To talk about some things in stories that make people ask questions
  • To talk about what is important to me and to others with respect for their feelings

Level 3

  • To describe what a believer might learn from a religious story
  • To link things that are important to me and other people with the way I think and behave

 

Year 3

Christianity

Jesus through Art

 

Level 1

  • To recognise religious art, symbols and words and talk about them

Level  2

  • To say what some of the art is about

Level 3

  • To use religious words to describe some of the different ways in which people show their beliefs through art

Giving

Religious teachings about giving time, money, love, comfort etc to others

The idea of the gift of a baby or child …..

leading in to

Christmas

 

Level 1

  • To talk about what is important to me and to other people

Level 2

  • To ask about what happens to

others with respect to their feelings 

Level 3

  • To compare some of the things that influence me with those that influence other people
  • To link things that are important to me and other people with the way I think and behave

 

Sikhism

Guru Nanak, his teachings, his birthday

The Ten Gurus

Guru Granth Sahib

 

Level 1

  • To use the right names for things that are special to Sikhs
  • To talk about what I find interesting or puzzling

Level 2

  • To say what some Sikh symbols stand for and say what some of the art (music, etc) is about

Level 3

  • To use religious words to describe some of the different ways in which people show their beliefs
  • To link things that are important to me and other people with the way I think and behave

 

Christianity

The different Churches in our community

 

 

Easter (resurrection)

 

Level 1

  • To use the right names for things that are special to Christians

Level 2

  • To talk about some of the things that are the same for different religious people

Level 3

  • To describe some of the things that are the same and different for religious people

Sikhism

The 5 K’s

The Gurdwara

Belonging to the Sikh community

 

Level 1

  • To use the right names for things that are special to Sikhs

Level 2

  • To talk about some of the things that are the same for different religious people

Level 3

  • To link things that are important to me and other people with the way I think and behave

 

Christianity

Amazing Adventures:  The Journeys of St Paul

 

Level 1

  • To remember a Christian story and talk about it

Level 2

  • To tell a Christian story and say some things people believe
  • To talk about some things in stories that make people ask questions

Level 3

  • To describe what a believer might learn from a religious story

Year 4

Christianity

Parables of Jesus

 

Level 2

  • To talk about some things in stories that make people ask questions

Level 3

  • To describe what a believer might learn from a religious story

Level 4

  • To ask questions about moral decisions people make and suggest what might happen a s a result of different decisions

Christmas Unwrapped

Looking at the story from the Gospels and with the help of special Christmas cards

 

Level 2

  • To talk about some things in stories that make people ask questions

Level 3

  • To describe what a believer might learn from a religious story

Level 4

  • To express religious beliefs (ideas, feelings, etc) in a range of styles and words used by believers and suggest what they mean
  • To ask questions about the moral decisions I and other people make, and suggest what might happen as a result of different decisions, including those made with reference to religious beliefs and values

 

Islam

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

The Qur’an

Introduction to the Five Pillars of Muslim life

 

Level 2

  • To tell  a Muslim story and say some things that people believe
  • To ask about what happens to

others with respect to their feelings 

Level 3

  • To describe some of the things that are the same and different for religious people
  • To compare some of the things that influence me with those that influence other people

Level 4

  • To use the right religious words to describe and compare what practices and experiences may be involved in belonging to different religious groups
  • To ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life and suggest a range of answers which may be given by me as well as by members of different  religious groups or individuals

Christianity

Signs and Symbols

 

 

 

 

Easter

(sacrifice)

 

Level 2

  • To say what some Christian symbols stand for and say what some of the art (music, etc) is about

Level 3

  • To describe some of the things that are the same and different for religious people
  • To use religious words to describe some of the different ways in which people show their beliefs

Level 4

  • To express religious beliefs (ideas, feelings, etc) in a range of styles and words used by believers and suggest what they mean

Islam

The Five Pillars of Muslim life

The Shahadah

Prayer (salat)

Fasting (sawm)

Charity (zakat)

Pilgrimage (Hajj)

Worship at home and at the mosque

 

Level 2

  • To say what some Muslim symbols stand for and say what some of the art (music, etc) is about
  • To talk about what is important to me and to others with respect for their feelings

Level 3

  • To use religious words to describe some of the different ways in which people show their beliefs
  • To compare some of the things that influence me with those that influence other people

Level 4

  • To make links between the beliefs (teachings, sources, etc) of different religious groups and show how they are connected to believers’ lives

Concept unit

Prayer and worship (Christianity, Sikhism and Islam)

 

Level 2

  • To talk about some things in stories that make people ask questions

 

Level 3

  • To link things that are important to me and other people with the way I think and behave

Level 4

  • To ask questions about the moral decisions I and other people make, and suggest what might happen as a result of different decisions, including those made with reference to religious beliefs and values
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Year 5

Christianity

Why is Jesus Inspirational?

 

Level 3

  • To link things that are important to me and other people with the way I think and behave

Level 4

  • To ask questions about who we are and where we belong, and suggest answers which refer to people who have been inspirational

Level 5

  • To describe why people belong to different religions and explain how similarities and difference within and between religions can make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities.

Peace

What different religions/religious leaders and figures say about peace

and how people to be at peace with themselves and with those around them leading into the message of

Christmas

 

Level 3

  • To describe what a believer might learn from a religious story
  • To ask important questions about life and compare my ideas with those of other people

Level 4

  • To make links between the beliefs (teachings, sources, etc) of different religious groups and show how they are connected to believers’ lives
  • To ask questions about who we are and where we belong, and suggest answers which refer to people who have inspired and influenced  myself and others
  • To ask questions about the moral decisions I and other people make, and suggest what might happen as a result of different decisions, including those made with reference to religious beliefs and values

Level 5

  • To describe why people belong to religions and explain how similarities and differences within and between religions can make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities
  • To ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life and suggest answers which relate to the search for truth and my own and others’ lives

 

Buddhism

The life, teaching and death of the Buddha

 

Buddhist stories about how to live

 

Four Noble Truths

 

Level 3

  • To describe what a believer might learn from a religious story
  • To ask important questions about life and compare my ideas with those of other people

Level 4

  • To use the right religious words to describe and compare what practices and experiences may be involved in belonging to different religious groups
  • To ask questions about the moral decisions I and other people make, and suggest what might happen as a result of different decisions, including those made with reference to religious beliefs and values

Level 5

  • To suggest reasons for the similar and different beliefs which people hold, and explain how religious sources are used to provide answers to important questions about life and morality
  • To give my own and others’ views on questions about who we are and where we belong and on the challenges of belonging to a religion and explain what inspires and influences me

 

Christianity

Inspirational Christians

 

 

 

Easter

(forgiveness & reconciliation)

 

Level 3

  • To describe some of the things that are the same and different for religious people
  • To compare some of the things that influence me with those that influence other people

Level 4

  • To use the right religious words to describe and compare what practices and experiences may be involved in belonging to different religious groups
  • To express religious beliefs (ideas, feelings, etc) in a range of styles and words used by believers and suggest what they mean
  • To ask questions about who we are and where we belong, and suggest answers which refer to people who have inspired and influenced  myself and others

 

Level 5

  • To suggest reasons for the similar and different beliefs which people hold, and explain how religious sources are used to provide answers to important questions about life and morality
  • To ask questions about things that are important to me and to other people and suggest answers which relate to my own and others’ lives
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Buddhism

Five Moral Precepts

Noble Eightfold Path

The Buddhist community

Meditation and Mandalas

 

Level 3

  • To use religious words to describe some of the different ways in which people show their beliefs
  • To compare some of the things that influence me with those that influence other people

Level 4

  • To express religious beliefs (ideas, feelings, etc) in a range of styles and words used by believers and suggest what they mean
  • To ask questions about who we are and where we belong, and suggest answers which refer to people who have inspired and influenced  myself and others

Level 5

  • To give my own and others’ views on questions about who we are and where we belong and on the challenges of belonging to a religion and explain what inspires and influences me
  • To ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life and suggest answers which relate to the search for truth and my own and others’ lives

 

Christianity

The Bible

 

Level 3

  • To use religious words to describe some of the different ways in which people show their beliefs

Level 4

  • To make links between the beliefs (teachings, sources, etc) of different religious groups and show how they are connected to believers’ lives
  • To ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life and suggest a range of answers which may be given by me as well as by members of different  religious groups or individuals

Level 5

  • To suggest reasons for the similar and different beliefs which people hold, and explain how religious sources are used to provide answers to important questions about life and morality
  • To ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life and suggest answers which relate to the search for truth and my own and others’ lives

 

Year 6

Christianity

Beliefs in Action

 

Level 4

  • To show how Christians’ beliefs are connected to their lives

Level 5

  • To describe how being a Christian can make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities

Level 6

  • To say what beliefs  and practices Christians have developed and explain how these beliefs have had different effects on individuals, communities and societies

Helping the homeless and refugees

Care and concern for other expressed through religious charities and organisations leading into

Christmas focussing on Jesus as homeless and a refugee

 

Level 4

  • To use the right religious words to describe and compare what practices and experiences may be involved in belonging to different religious groups

Level 5

  • To use a wide religious vocabulary in suggesting reasons for the similarities and differences in forms of religious, spiritual and moral expression found within and between religions
  • To ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life and suggest answers which relate to the search for truth and my own and others’ lives

 

Level 6

  • To use correct religious and philosophical vocabulary in explaining what the significance of different forms of religious, spiritual and moral expression might be for believers
  • To use reasoning and examples to express insights into the relationship between beliefs, teachings and world issues, focusing on things that are important to me

Big questions

Why ask big questions?

Does science have all the answers?

Who makes the rules?

What can we be sure of?

How much are people worth?

Why is there so much human suffering?

 

Level 4

  • To ask questions about who we are and where we belong, and suggest answers which refer to people who have inspired and influenced  myself and others
  • To ask questions about the moral decisions I and other people make, and suggest what might happen as a result of different decisions, including those made with reference to religious beliefs and values

Level 5

  • To use a wide religious vocabulary in suggesting reasons for the similarities and differences in forms of religious, spiritual and moral expression found within and between religions
  • To ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life and suggest answers which relate to the search for truth and my own and others’ lives

Level 6

  • To say what religions teach  about some of the big questions of life, using different sources and arguments to explain the reasons for the diversity within and between them

Christianity

God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit

 

 

Sacrificial Love

Easter

 

Level 4

  • To express religious beliefs (ideas, feelings, etc) in a range of styles and words used by believers and suggest what they mean

Level 5

  • To use a wide religious vocabulary in suggesting reasons for the similarities and differences in forms of religious, spiritual and moral expression found within and between religions
  • To give my own and others’ views on questions about who we are and where we belong and on the challenges of belonging to a religion and explain what inspires and influences me

Level 6

  • To say what different practices and ways of life followers of different religions have developed, explaining how beliefs have had different effects on individuals, communities and societies

Big questions

Is there a divine being that cares about me?

What gives my life ultimate meaning?

Why be a good person?

What happens after we die?

Does God answer prayer?

What kind of a person do I want to become?

 

Level 4

  • To ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life and suggest a range of answers which may be given by me as well as by members of different  religious groups or individuals
  • To ask questions about the moral decisions I and other people make, and suggest what might happen as a result of different decisions, including those made with reference to religious beliefs and values

Level 5

  • To use a wide religious vocabulary in suggesting reasons for the similarities and differences in forms of religious, spiritual and moral expression found within and between religions
  • To ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life and suggest answers which relate to the search for truth and my own and others’ lives

Level 6

  • To consider the challenges of belonging to a religion today with reference to my own and other people’s views on human nature and society, supporting those views with reasons and examples
  • To use reasoning and examples to express insights into my own and others’ views on questions about the meaning and purpose of life and the search for truth

Concept unit

Key concepts from the 6 major world faiths

 

Level 4

  • To make links between the beliefs (teachings, sources, etc) of different religious groups and show how they are connected to believers’ lives

Level 5

  • To describe why people belong to religions and explain how similarities and differences within and between religions can make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities
  • To give my own and others’ views on questions about who we are and where we belong and on the challenges of belonging to a religion and explain what inspires and influences me

Level 6

  • To say what religions teach  about some of the big questions of life, using different sources and arguments to explain the reasons for the diversity within and between them
  • To say what different practices and ways of life followers of different religions have developed, explaining how beliefs have had different effects on individuals, communities and societies
  • To consider the challenges of belonging to a religion today with reference to my own and other people’s views on human nature and society, supporting those views with reasons and examples
  • To use reasoning and examples to express insights into the relationship between beliefs, teachings and world issues, focusing on things that are important to me

 

 

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