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Seaburn Dene Primary School is situated in a region with a fascinating religious history. Whist we ensure there is coverage of  Sunderland Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, from September 2017 we are adopting an enquiry approach to RE with each lesson beginning with a question.

 

We have links with many local churches including Seaburn New Church, Fulwell Methodist Church and St. Peter's C.E Church but we also take advantage of heritage rich sites such as Bede's World and Durham Cathedral.

 

To prepare us for the wider world, we also learn about the traditions and beliefs of religions other than Christianity and have visited Sikh Gurdwaras, Jewish synagogues and Buddhist Temples

Discovering cultures and religions

Discovering cultures and religions 1
Discovering cultures and religions 2
Discovering cultures and religions 3
Discovering cultures and religions 4

Religious Education in our Nursery and Reception Class 2017-18

 

 

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Religion: Christianity and Judaism

 

Theme: Special People

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Christmas

 

Concept: Incarnation

Religion:Hinduism

 

Theme: Celebrations              

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Easter

 

Concept:Salvation

Religion: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism

 

Theme: Storytime

 

 

 

Religion: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

 

Theme: Special places

Key Question: What makes people special? Key Question: What is Christmas? Key Question: What is Easter? Key Question: What is Easter? Key Question: What can we learn from stories? Key Question: What makes places special?

 

Religious Education in Year 1 2017-18

 

AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2

 

Religion:

Christianity

 

Theme:

Creation Story

 

Concept:

God/Creation

 

Religion:

Christianity

 

Theme:

Christmas 

 

Concept:

Incarnation

Religion:

Christianity

 

Theme: Jesus as a friend

 

Concept:

Incarnation

 

Religion:

Christianity

 

Theme:

Easter-Palm Sunday

 

Concept:

Salvation

 

Religion:

Judaism

 

Theme:

Shabbat

 

 

 

Religion:

Judaism

 

Theme:

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

 

 

 

Key Question:

Does God want Christians to look after the world?

Key Question:

What gifts might Christians in my town have given Jesus if he had been born here rather than in Bethlehem?

 

Key Question:

Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?

 

Key Question:

Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?

 

KeyQuestion  

Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?

 

Key Question:

Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?

 

Religious Education in Year 2 2017-18

 

AUTUMN 1  AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: What did Jesus teach?

kindness

 

Literacy link: we are learning to retell Bible stories.

 

 

Concept: Gospel

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Christmas-Jesus as a gift from God

 

Literacy link: George Saves The World By Lunchtime

 

 

Concept: Incarnation

Religion: Judaism

 

Theme: Passover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme-Easter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concept:Salvation

Religion: Judaism

 

 Theme: The Covenant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Judaism 

 

Theme: Rites of Passage and good works-Bar Mitzvah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Question:

Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?

 

 

Key Question: 

Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?

 

 

Key Question: 

How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?

 

Key Question: 

How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after his crucifixion?

 

Key Question: 

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

 

 

Key Question:  What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?

 

 

 

Religious Education 2017-18 Year 3 

 

AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2

Religion: Hinduism

 

Theme: Divali

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Christmas

 

Concept: Incarnation

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Jesus' Miracles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion:  Chrsitianity

 

Theme: Easter-Forgiveness

 

Concept: Salvation

 

 

 

Religion:Hinduism

 

Theme: Hindu Beliefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Hinduism

 

Theme: Pilgrimage to the River Ganges

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Question: Would celebrating Divali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?

Key Question: Has Christmas lost its true meaning?

 

 

 

Key Question: Could Jesus heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?

 

Key Question? What is "good" about Good Friday?

 

Key Question: How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?

 

Key Question: Would visiting the River Ganges feel special to a non-Hindu?

 

 

Religious Education 2017-18 Year 4

 

AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2

 

Religion: Buddhism

 

Theme: Buddha's teachings

 

 

Music link: Happy by Pharrell Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Christmas

 

Concept: Incarnation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Buddhism

 

Theme: The 8 Fold Path

 

 

Music link: Earth Song by Michael Jackson/Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Easter

 

Concept: Salvation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Buddhism

 

Theme: The 8 fold path

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:Prayer and Worship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Question:

 Is it possible for everyone to be happy?

 

 

Key Question:

What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christmas today?

 

Key Question:

 Can the Buddha's teachings make the world a better place?

 

 

Key Question:

Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?

 

 

Key Question: What is the best way for a Buddhist to lead a good life?

 

 

Key Question: Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?

 

 

 

Religious Education Year 5 2017-2018

 

AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2

Religion: Sikhism

 

Theme:Belief into action

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Christmas

 

Concept: Incarnation

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Sikhism

 

Theme: Beliefs and moral values

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Easter

 

Concept: Salvation

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Sikhism

 

Theme: Prayer and worship

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Beliefs and Practices

 

Literacy/History Link- The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

 

 

Key Question:How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion? Key Question: Is the Christmas story true? Key Question: Are Sikh stories important today? Key Question: How significant is it for Christians to believe God intended Jesus to die? Key Question: What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God? Key Question: What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God? 

 

Religion in Year 6 2017-18

 

AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2

Religion: Islam

 

Theme: Practices and Beliefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christian

 

Theme: Christmas

 

 

Concept: Incarnation

 

Art Link-Looking at artistic interpretations of Mary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Beliefs and Meaning

 

Concept: Salvation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme: Easter

 

 

Concept: Gospel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Islam

 

Theme: Beliefs and moral values

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion: Islam

 

Theme: Beliefs and moral values

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Question: What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?

 

 

 

Key Question: How significant was it that Mary was Jesus' mother?

 

 

 

Key Question: Is anything ever eternal?

 

 

 

 

 

Key Question: Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on earth?

 

 

Key Question:  Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?

 

 

Key Question: Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?

 

 

FOUNDATION STAGE

*promoting an appreciation for life in modern Britain

 

 

 

 

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursery

 

Harvest as a special time *

 

-The creation story

-Christian Harvest*

 

Divali as a special time for Hindus*

 

Christmas as a special time*

The Christmas story

Ways Christians celebrate e.g.

singing carols*

Special Books

 

-The Bible as a special book for

Christians*

 

Special People *

-Jesus as special to Christians;

stories about Jesus e.g. calming

the storm, walking on water

 

Special Times *

-Easter story

-How Christians celebrate in church e.g. Easter Garden

 

Belonging *

 

-Christian baptism

-Raksha Bandhan

-Christian wedding

-Jewish wedding

 

 

 

Reception

 

 

 

 

Harvest as a special time *

-Christian Harvest

-Jewish Sukkot

 

Shabbat * as a special time for Jewish people

 

Christmas* as a special time

The special baby Jesus

Ways Christians celebrate e.g.

colours in the church, Advent Ring

 

Special Books *

-How holy books are treated e.g. Qur’an, Torah, Guru Granth Sahib

 

Special People *

- Jesus as special to Christians,stories Jesus told (e.g. Lost Coin, Lost Sheep)

 

Special Times *

-Easter story

How Christians celebrate in church e.g. singing, hymns,prayers

Special places, special objects,

special music, special people –

to select e.g. *

-Church – explore Christian

artefacts, music, meeting

special people (e.g. vicar)

-Mandir – Hindu murtis and

artefacts, Hindu music

-Buddhists artefacts e.g.

rupa/statue of Buddha, prayer

flags

Jewish artefacts e.g.

menorah, mezuzah

YEAR 1

AUTUMN

Christmas

SPRING

Easter

SUMMER

What can we learn

about Christianity from

visiting a church?

 

Introducing features of a church, worship (including Harvest), leaders:

 

 

Visit to a local church.

Why are gifts given at

Christmas?

Why is Jesus special to

Christians?

 

 

Introducing Jesus, beliefs and stories about Jesus:

What is the Easter

story?

What can we find out

about Buddha?

 

 

Introducing beliefs and

stories about Buddha:

 

YEAR 2

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING

Easter

SUMMER

What does it mean to belong to Hinduism?

How do Hindus worship at home and in the mandir?

How is Divali a festival of light?

2014-Oct 23rd

2015-Nov 11th

2016-Oct 30th

What can we learn from

the story of Venerable

Bede?

Introducing stories about Bede and his influence:

Why is the Bible special

to Christians?

Introducing the Bible, how

it is treated, beliefs about

God shown in the Bible:

 

Possibilities:Visit to Bede’s World.

What does it mean to

belong in Christianity?

Introducing ceremonies of commitment and

belonging, how beliefs

affect values and actions of individuals:

 

How do Christians

celebrate Easter?

How do Buddhists show

their beliefs?

Introducing worship,

ceremonies and how

commitment and belonging is shown

CHRISTMAS

How and why is light

important at Christmas?

Hannukah

2104- December 16

2015- December 6

2016- December 24

2017- December 12

Diwali:

2014, October 23.            

2015, November 11.        

2016, October 30.

Passover:

2015 April 3-11

2016 April 22-30

2017 April10-18

Easter

2015- 5th April

2016- 27th March

2017- 16th April

2018- 1st April

Ramadan

2015- June18-July17

2016- June7-July6

2017- May 27-June 25

2018- May 16-June 14

YEAR 3

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING

Easter

SUMMER

What can we learn

about Christian

symbols and beliefs by

visiting churches?

 

Developing knowledge of Christian worship,

differing practices,

symbols

 

Possibilities: Visit to St. Peter’s Sunderland.

How and why is Advent

important to

Christians?

 

 

Developing knowledge of Christmas story, Christian symbols and practices today

What do Christians

believe about Jesus?

 

 

 

Developing knowledge

about the significance of

Jesus, key events in the

life of Jesus, his teaching and ministry, impact of Jesus on lives of Christians today:

What do Christians

remember on Palm

Sunday?

 

 

Developing knowledge of Palm Sunday in context of Easter, Christian symbols and practices today

What do Jews believe?

Belief expressed through the Shema prayer, first 4 Commandments, Psalms, songs and prayers and stories from the OT.

 

 

 

 

 

Possibilities: Visit to the progressive synagogue in Jesmond.

The Torah and synagogue.

Moses and the significance of Moses in Judaism.

The role of the Rabbi.

YEAR 4

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING

Easter

SUMMER

How and why do

religious people show

care for others?

 

 

Developing

knowledge of similarities

between at least 2 religions:

 

-how Christians follow the commandment of Jesus and the 10 Commandments

-how Jews follow scripture including the 10 Commandments

-How Christians belong to a faith community e.g regular church worship, Sunday School, giving music, Church magazine

-How Jews belong to a faith community.

-Christian charities/Jewish charities

Why do Christians call

Jesus the light of the

world?

 

 

Developing knowledge of Christmas story, Christian symbols and practices today.

What do Christians

believe about God?

 

 

 

Developing knowledge of Christian belief in God,meaning of life, life after death and how this

affects how Christians

feel and act:

Why is Lent such an

important period for

Christians?

 

 

Developing knowledge of Lent period, connections to Easter story, Christian

symbols and practices

today

What do Sikhs believe?

 

 

 

 

Developing knowledge

about Sikh beliefs about

God and the Gurus.

How do Sikhs express

their beliefs?

Developing knowledge

about how Sikh beliefs

are expressed through

worship at the Gurdwara, festivals, symbols used and through actions.

 

Possibilities: visit the Sikh Gurdwara in Sunderland

YEAR 4 visited Seaburn New Church, hosted a visit by the Salvation Army and learnt the meaning of the Christingle, as part of our preparation for Christmas.

YEAR 5

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING

Easter

SUMMER

What can we learn about Christian faith through studying the lives of northern saints?

Saints: Oswald, Aidan, Caedmon, Cuthbert, Bede, Hild, Eadfrith

 

 

 

Demonstrating

understanding of the

significance of northern

saints, then and now.

Commitment through life in a religious order/monastic community.

Possibilities:visit to Bede’s World

What are the themes of

Christmas?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrating

understanding of

significance of Christmas

story, Christian symbols

and practices today

What do we know

about the Bible and

why is it important to

Christians?

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrating

understanding of the

importance of the Bible,

its impact on worship,

values and daily living

Why is the Last Supper

so important to

Christians?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrating

understanding of Last

Supper, its significance at

the time of Jesus and

today, Impact of Belief

What do Muslims believe and how are these beliefs expressed?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrating understanding of

beliefs and practices within Islamand how these beliefs make a difference to individual and communal life.

 

Possibilities: visit Mosque on Chester Road.

YEAR 6

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING

Easter

SUMMER

Why do people have

ceremonies and use ritual in their lives?

 

 

 

 

Demonstrating

understanding of meaning and importance of rituals in

more than one religion,

comparing similarities and differences in religious beliefs and expression.

What do the gospels

tell us about the birth of

Jesus?

 

 

 

 

Demonstrating

understanding of

significance of Christmas story, Christian symbols and practices today.

Why should people with

a religious faith care

about the environment?

 

 

 

 

Demonstrating

understanding of the

impact of religious faiths

on actions

Why are Good Friday

and Easter Day the most important days for

Christians?

 

 

 

Demonstrating

understanding of crucifixion and resurrection as basis of

Christianity and

significance for Christians today

So, what do we now know about Christianity? (exploration through the concepts)

 

 

 

 

Demonstrating understanding of

what they have learnt about Christianity through the 4 Concepts

 

Statutory Bridging Unit


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