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Religious Education Curriculum Overview

Reception – Red ClassWhat makes people special? What is Christmas?How do people celebrate?What is Easter?What can we learn from stories?What makes places special?
Year 1 – Orange ClassDoes God want Christians to look after the world?What gifts might Christians In my town have given Jesus if he had been born here rather than in Bethlehem?Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?
Year 2 – Yellow ClassIs it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after His crucifixion?Does going to a Mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?
Year 3 – Green ClassWould celebrating Divali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?Has Christmas lost its true meaning?Could Jesus heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?What is ‘good’ about Good Friday?How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?Would visiting the River Ganges feel special to a non-Hindu?
Year 4 – Blue ClassHow special is the relationship Jews have with God?What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?mories of loved ones

Getting on and Falling Out

Girlfriends and boyfriends

Showing appreciation to people and animals
Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?
Year 5 – Indigo ClassHow far would a Sikh go for his/ her religion?Is the Christmas story true?Are Sikh stories important today?How significant is it for Christians to believe God intended Jesus to die? What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God? What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God?
Year 6 – Violet ClassWhat is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God? How significant is it that Mary was Jesus’ mother?Is anything ever eternal?Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?
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