Archived RE Curriculum Content 2019-2020
In Early Years this term we explored parts of Jesus life and the importance of God to Christians. We looked at a range of Bibles and learnt about the Old and New Testament. We watched several parables (The Lost Coin and The Good Samaritan) and discussed the importance of being kind and sharing.
Year 1 have learnt about why Jesus is special to Christians this half term. They explored the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus, discussing the feelings of important people in the story. Then, they thought about the meaning of The Lost Sheep within Christianity.
This term Year 2 have thought about ‘Belonging’. We looked at belonging to different clubs and our school community. We explored belonging to a faith and how this is expressed. We looked at the story of Jesus’ Baptism and baptism within Christianity.
Year 3 have enjoyed looking at signs and symbols in a Christian church. They have explored visibly signs including the cross, crucifix, bible, a dove and a rainbow. They have thought about why prayer is important and have written a letter explaining prayer to Alan the Alien. Well done Year 3!
Year 4 have considered the question ‘What do Christians believe about Jesus?” In order to do this we investigated different stories from the bible, looked at the same story from different gospels and discussed the different roles Jesus took – the healer, the preacher etc.
In Year 5, our question was ‘What do we know about the bible and why was it important to Christians?’ We have looked at what the bible is and what information it contains. We have also discussed what books are special to us and why?
This term Year 6 children have been comparing religions to see which concepts they have in common, looking at similarities and differences in where, who and why people worship.
In Early Years the children explored the story of Rama and Sita and why people celebrate Diwali. They looked at the different statues and used them in role play.
They explored why we celebrate Christmas and the importance of this celebration for Christians. They acted out the nativity on stage as well as using the small figures in our role play. Nativity wheels were created to support the children retell the story of the first Christmas.
Year 1 have learnt about Advent and the Christmas Story. They enjoyed making freeze frames of important moments in the Christmas Story and exploring the question ‘Why do we give gifts at Christmas?’
Year 2 children learnt about St Cuthbert’s interesting life and why his body was moved to Durham Cathedral after the Vikings tried to steal it. The children made some fantastic videos acting out his life using Lego.
How and why is Advent important to Christians? was the focus for the children in Year 3.
Year 4 explored the themes of light linked to Jesus. They investigated secondary sources to identify how Jesus is depicted as the light of the world. They compared different festivals of light (Advent, Hanukah and Diwali) and what the similarities and differences are between them. The also investigated Advent in more detail and how light is important at this time for Christians.
Year 5 children have also been looking at the themes of Christmas. This has included looking at the different Christian traditions and how these contribute to the true meaning of Christmas.
Year 6 have looked at the Christmas Story including the Gospel versions. (Matthew and Luke) The children have evaluated the stories comparing similarities and differences. They then discussed how important statements taken from Matthew and Luke are to Christians.
The children in Year 1 were learning about Christianity. They focused on what we can learn about the religion by visiting a church and learning about its features.
The children in Year 4 looked at how and why religious people show they care. They looked at various bible stories including the Good Samaritan and the feeding the 5000. They held discussions around different scenarios and how they thought they might react.
The children in Year 5 have been learning about the Sikh religion. They have looked at the Sikh symbol and what it represents, the 5Ks, beliefs and festivals. They have also made links between the Sikh religion and their own beliefs and values, comparing the similarities.
During Religious Education sessions, Year 6 have discussed various rituals from different faiths. They have researched what they are, what they include and why they are important to different religions.