1 YEAR 2015/2016 Lostwithiel School s R.E. Two Year Rolling Programme Two terms focused on Christianity and one term focused on another world religion (as below). KS1 Hinduism KS2 Year A Judaism Year B Hinduism Year C Sikhism Year D Islam Autumn Term - Christianity Y1 Special World How Christian and/or Jews celebrate the world as God s gift? Agreed Syllabus: 1c, 2a, 2d, 3a, 3c, 3e, 3o The world around us is a beautiful place and can evoke feelings of awe and wonder. Psalms and prayers help Christian/Jews to express their feelings about the world. Christians/ Jews have special times when they express thanks for creation and God s provision for them e.g. harvest or festival of Succot. Consider their own appreciation of the world around them, developing a sense of awe and wonder. God was pleased with his creation and we too are invited to enjoy it. God cares for his world and expects people to do the same. To know special festivals celebrated in Cornwall at this time of year. Y2/3 Special World How do we care for our world? Agreed Syllabus: 1d, 2e, 3a, 3c, 3l Pupils will be able to understand that Christians believe that God created the world, although they do not necessarily agree on how this was done as they read the biblical stories in very different ways. Pupils will be able to see that Christians believe they can experience God through the beauty of creation. Explore marks that are left on the landscape which makes us Spring Term - Christianity Special People People who are special. Agreed Syllabus: 1d, 2c, 2e, 2f, 3a, 3g, 3h, 3i, 3k, 3l, 3m, 3n Pupils will be able to become aware of themselves and their importance as individuals. How Christians believe that everyone is important and of equal value. Pupils will know that Christians follow the example and teaching of Jesus, especially on love and forgiveness. To know that following Jesus changed, and continues to change, people s lives. Pupils will know about people who are important because of their influence in the founding and development of the Christian faith. Pupils will know that the lives of these people can influence our lives today. How Christians believe in the importance of family and being part of God s family, the church. That Christians refer to God as father, Son and Holy Spirit and that at least two of these names imply family and relationship. Special People What do Christians think about Jesus? What is special about Easter? Agreed Syllabus: 1c, 1d, 2d, 2f, 3a, 3g, 3o That pupils will be able to see the connection between stories in the Gospels are essentially about identity. That Jesus remains important for Christians. That stories about Jesus and Jesus own stories are important for our culture. Pupils will know that Easter is an important celebration to Christians. They will understand that lent is a time for Christians to prepare themselves for this celebration. They will know the story of Holy Week with particular reference to Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Day, Ascension and Pentecost. They will link ideas about new beginnings/new life to belief Christians have about Jesus. Jesus disciples and friends. Jesus as a healer and a teacher. The importance of Sunday the first day of the week and the celebration of the Resurrection throuout the year.
2 ask questions, such as why are there: Celtic Crosses; standing stones; and local stories and places of importance near the school. YEAR 2015/2016 Lostwithiel School s R.E. Two Year Rolling Programme Two terms focused on Christianity and one term focused on another world religion (as below). Year A Judaism Year B Hinduism Year C Sikhism Year D Islam Autumn Term - Christianity Y3/4 Special World Where can I find God? Agreed Syllabus:1a, 1b, 1e, 1f, 1g, 2b, 3i, 3j, 3k, 3o The three persons of the Trinity, expressed through symbols and language. God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The language, symbols, stories and songs describe God as Creator and sustainer: loving; ruler; saviour, and just judge. Ways of understanding God rest upon important foundations which are revealed and confirmed through: scripture; teaching of the Church; human experience; the presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians, and the natural world. How Christianity came to Cornwall. Y4/5 Special World - How is Christmas celebrated around the world? Agreed Syllabus: 1c, 1d, 1e, 1j, 2d, 2f, 3a, 3d, 3g, 3m, 3p, 3q That Christmas is celebrated differently in different countries around the world. That there are similarities between the rituals and traditions in different countries rooted in different Christian cultures. That Spring Term - Christianity Special People - What do Christians Believe about Jesus? Agreed Syllabus: 1a, 1c, 1h, 1j, 2d, 2e, 2f, 3a, 3d, 3g, 3h, 3m, 3q, That Jesus is the Word Made Flesh and is both human and divine. That this belief is expressed in scripture, liturgy and creeds. That Jesus is seen as the fulfilment of Old Testament prophecies. That in his birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension and Pentecost Jesus has transformed humanity and human history. Baptism and temptations. That Christians expect Jesus to come again to judge the living and the dead and to bring about a new and perfect reality. The structure of the churches year around the key events in the life of Jesus. Special People - What can Christians learn from the saints? Agreed Syllabus: 1c, 1b, 1g, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3h, 3j, 3n That people are declared saints and some churches have a process of making someone a saint. Some churches consider all their members saints. Why the cult of saints grew up and why some churches celebrate saint s days and why, in some traditions, Christians pray to saints. Holiness means set apart for God, which involves: avoidance of sin, victory over temptation and the cultivation of Christian virtues (faith, hope and love.) The role of saints as missionaries: the Celtic Missionaries and St.Boniface. Celebration of St Pirran and other Saints credited with bringing Christianity to Cornwall.
3 the date on which Christmas is celebrated is different in some countries. Christian s celebrate the arrival of Jesus, God s son. They are grateful for this generous act, both because of what Jesus brought to earth (a message from God, the life of a good role-model, miracles and help to the needy) and because through his death and resurrection Jesus would grant all of humanity a fresh start, a closer relationship with God and eternal life. Christmas celebrates the arrival of a King and a suffering servant. Advent is the period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Y5/6 Special World - Why do some Christians go on pilgrimages? Agreed Syllabus: 1c, 2c, 3a, 3g, 3e, 3n, 3q Key Concepts; How Christian beliefs and values are expressed through exemplars of the faith and through Christian organisations. That pilgrimage is an important part of spiritual life for many Christians. Christians see life itself as a journey, coming from God and returning to God. Those pilgrims seek to separate themselves from the everyday concerns of the world, and to spend time in the presence of God as they travel to a place of special meaning. A pilgrimage is a symbol that is acted out. That pilgrimage has a long history in some denominations. Over the years, places have become special for a variety of reasons. Cornwall has its own pilgrimage sites. Special People - What is the Christian Way of Life? Agreed Syllabus: 1d, 1f,1h, 2d, 2e, 3c, 3f, 3i, 3k, 3p, 3o Evidence of God; ways of understanding God rest upon important foundations which are revealed and confirmed through: human experience, the natural world and the presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians. Beliefs that human beings; are made in the image and likeness of god, became sinful, can be redeemed. How these beliefs are expressed in stories and pictures. The foundations of Christian morality; the two greatest commandments, the ten commandments, sermon on the mount. Christian Values may be expressed in; personal relationships, caring and healing, attitudes to social issues, attitudes to global issues. Significant life events; birth and growing-up and how in some traditions these relate to baptism and confirmation but not in other traditions. Marriage. Death and the different ways funerals are conducted. Different attitudes to the dead and why some Christians keep the commemoration of All Soul s Day and others don t.
4 Lostwithiel School s R.E. Two Year Rolling Programme Two terms focused on Christianity and one term focused on another world religion (as below). KS1 Hinduism KS2 Year A Judaism Year B Hinduism Year C Sikhism Year D Islam Year B 2014/2015 Y1 Autumn Term - Christianity Special Stories What is special about Christmas? Agreed Syllabus: 1a, 1c,1e, 2c, 2f, 3a,3c, 3d, 3e, 3m Pupils will know that Christmas is an important celebration to Christians. They will understand that advent is a time for Christians to prepare themselves for this celebration. They will know the story of the birth of Jesus as told in the bible. They will be aware that although the giving and receiving of presents is a key part of the celebration, it is also important to think of others who have very little or are in need at this time. To know special festivals important to Cornwall at this time of year. Y2/3 Special Stories Why is the Bible special? Agreed Syllabus: 1a, 1e, 1f, 2c, 2f, 3a, 3d, 3f, 3j, 3o Pupils will know that the holy book of the Christian faith is the Bible. They will understand that it is made up of different types of writing e.g. stories, poems, sayings etc... They will know that the Bible is used for preaching and teaching in Church. They will know Spring Term - Christianity Special Places What makes a place like a church special? Agreed Syllabus: 1b,1c,1f,1g,2a,2c, 3a, 3f, 3j Pupils will be able to reflect on places special to them in their own lives and why they are special. Consider the meaning of the term Church as a community of believers and the name given to a variety of buildings where Christians usually meet. Know what worship includes and that it matters to Christian believers and can be expressed through words, music, ritual (baptism and weddings), symbols, architecture and art. Know about church buildings; the contents and symbols found there and the people who have a special role in the church and how these reflect the Christian faith. Special Places Why is Cornwall Special? Agreed Syllabus: 1b, 1g, 2b, 2f, 3a, 3g, 3l To be aware of Cornwall as a special place in the growth of Christianity in Britain. Pupils should know that Celtic saints brought Christianity to Cornwall with particular reference to their own local area. The lives of these saints influenced the beliefs and behaviour of Cornish people. Even today communities celebrate the lives of these saints and the beginnings of Christianity in Cornwall. Evidence of the past influence of these saints can still be seen today. To know local stories and places of importance near the school. To know special festivals celebrated in Cornwall at this time of year.
5 that it is special to Christians, who use it regularly to learn about their faith.
6 Lostwithiel School s R.E. Two Year Rolling Programme Two terms focused on Christianity and one term focused on another world religion (as below). Year A Judaism Year B Hinduism Year C Sikhism Year D Islam Year 2014/2015 Autumn Term - Christianity Y3/4 Special Stories Who was/is Jesus? Agreed Syllabus: 1a, 1d, 1i, 2d, 3c, 3d, 3n, 3p Jesus as a historical figure he lived at the time of the Romans. His story as told in the Gospels: his birth and meaning; baptism and temptations; disciples, friends and followers; the Beatitudes and the two greatest commandments. The stories of the Baptism of Jesus as revealing the Trinity. Jesus command to baptise in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Apostles Creed. A focus on the meaning and significance of stories. Uses of the Bible for: personal devotion, public worship, read in services in different Christian traditions, the Gospel often has special status, use of Psalms as both readings and as songs for worship, readings for festivals that focus on particular events in the life of Jesus in some churches. As a basis for art, song and culture. Y4/5 Special Stories - Why are Jesus parables important to Christians? Agreed Syllabus: 1a, 1h, 1i, 2d, 2e, 3a, 3c, 3i, 3o Teaching about the Kingdom of God in parables and miracles. Parables are stories that work on at least two levels an earthly story with heavenly meaning. The settings, characters and activities described in each parable were familiar to Spring Term - Christianity Special Places Church structures and organisations. Agreed Syllabus: 1c, 1d, 1j, 2a, 2c, 3e, 3f, 3g, 3l How buildings, artefacts and symbols play a part in the worship, rituals and ceremonies of the community. Key figures in the history of the church, especially with reference to Christianity coming to and developing in Great Britain. The structure of the year around key events in the life of Jesus and the history of the Church: Lent, Holy Week and Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. The life and teachings of Jesus as told in the Gospels: Holy Week and the Passion Narratives; The Resurrection, and the Ascension into Heaven from where he will come to judge the living and the dead. Special Places - What role does the church have in Christianity? Agreed Syllabus: 1c,1f, 1g, 2a, 2c, 3a, 3e, 3f, 3h, 3j, 3l Evidence of God; ways of understanding God rest upon important foundations which are revealed and confirmed through teaching of the church. The family of believers past, present and future. Guided by the holy spirit, it carries on the work of Jesus. The church as a community of believers from all races and nationalities. How the church celebrates its identity; Baptism and confirmation, ordination, worship. The Eucharist, the lord s supper, the Lord s table, the breaking of bread, Mass, the divine Liturgy. The use of silence and language in worship. Some prayers and their meanings, especially the Lord s Prayer.
7 his audience because they were derived from everyday life. The reason Jesus taught in parables, though, appears strange (see Mark 4:11 12). Parables can also be puzzling and intellectually challenging and can be interpreted differently. The Kingdom of heaven is likened in the parables to a wedding feast, a banquet or a city. One of the major themes of the parables if growth Growth in terms of developing understanding of the grace and knowledge of God and Jesus. God is a Heavenly father to be loved and trusted, but he also has high expectations with uncompromising moral and spiritual demands. Y5/6 Special Stories - What is the Bible and how is it used? Agreed Syllabus: 1c, 2f, 3a, 3d, 3j, 3l, 3m Key concepts: The bible is the basis of Christian faith as a witness to the actions of God in the life of humanity and especially in the birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. The bible is a library of books. The structure of the Bible - Old (noting the difference between Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant canons) and New Testaments. The Aprocrypha (in some traditions). The origins and development of the Bible and its continuing popularity today. The importance of the translation of the Bible (from Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek), different translators and translations and how they shape the language of different churches so that everyone can read it for themselves (Welsh, Gaelic, Scots, Cornish as well as youth speak and dialect bibles). The Bible as The Word of God or/and inspired scripture literalist and non-literalist interpretations. Evidence of God; ways of understanding God rest upon important foundations which are revealed and confirmed through: scripture, teaching of the church, human experience, the presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians, and the natural world. Use of the Bible for consolation, communing with Special Places - How has Christianity developed in Cornwall? Agreed Syllabus: 1a, 1b, 1e, 1i, 1j, 2a, 2b, 3h Why people feel attracted to Cornwall as a centre of spirituality and spiritual experience. The development of local celebrations which look beyond the origins of Christianity in Cornwall. How Christianity came to Cornwall. The Celtic Church and why Celtic Christian spirituality has become so important for some in Cornwall in the 21 st Century. The Prayer Book Rebellion of The coming of non-conformity, its diversity and the importance John Wesley and the Methodism in today s Cornwall. Catholic Emancipation in the 19 th Century and its effect in Cornwall. The foundation of the Diocese of Truro and the importance of the Cathedral for many who live in Cornwall today. The Translation of the New Testament into Cornish.
8 God, getting advice, a source of truth and a record of the most important story. Types of writing, with examples: history, law, wisdom, prophecy, Gospels, letters. As a basis for art, song and culture.