RE

KS1: RE Long Term Plan

Term Year 1 Year 2
Autumn

 

1st half

Belonging

 

What groups do I belong to and how does this make me feel?

 

How does belonging to a group influence how we behave?

 

What things can show that someone belongs to a religion?

 

How does belonging to a religion make some children feel?

 

Special Stories

 

What stories are special to you, your family and your friends?  What makes them special?

 

Why are stories a good way of teaching us things?

 

What can we learn from religious stories?

 

How can stories influence how we behave?

Autumn

 

2nd  half

Special Occasions

 

What special times do I celebrate with my family and friends and why?

 

How do we celebrate special times?

 

How do special times show what is important to me?

 

What can we learn from some special occasions in the religions?

 

Spring

 

1st half

Special Things

 

What things are special in your home, to you, your family and your friends?  What makes them special?

 

How can special things help to show what is important to us?

 

How do we treat things that are special to us and to others?

 

What special things can show that people belong to a group?

 

All About Me

 

How do my family and friends influence who I am?

 

How can our behaviour affect others?

 

How can I express feelings about myself and others using art, music, drama and words?

 

What can we learn from religious stories that can influence how we behave?

 

Spring

 

2nd  half

Special People

 

What makes my family and friends special to me?

 

How do we show that someone is special to us?

 

How do special people influence the way we behave?

 

Who is special in the religions and what makes them special?

 

 

Summer

 

1st half

Special Places

 

What makes your home/room a special place?

How do people show that their special places are important?

 

How should we look after special places?

 

What makes some places special to religious people?

Our World

 

How is your family the same as and different from families around the world?

 

What can people do to help look after the world?

 

How can you show your feelings about the world through art, music, acting and stories?

 

What can we learn from religious stories that explain how the world came about?

 

Summer

 

2nd  half

 

KS2: RE Long Term Plan 2015-2016

Term Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Autumn

 

1st half

Ethic and Moral Issues

 

Where do our ideas of right and wrong come from?

 

How far are humans different from animals?

Founders and Prophets

 

What do different religions, beliefs and groups within religions believe about humans and other animals?

 

What do different religions, beliefs and groups within religions believe about how we should live our lives?

Places of Worship

 

How do these places help believers to worship and feel closer to God?

 

How do these places show key beliefs about what it means to be a person?

Worship

 

How do worship and rituals express different beliefs about God and the world?

 

How do we express deep feelings, beliefs and attitudes that help us make sense of our life?

 

 

Autumn

 

2nd  half

Festivals

 

What qualities and behaviours do different festivals and celebrations encourage in participants?

 

What beliefs about how we should behave are expressed through different festivals?

Traditions

 

What do different religions, beliefs and groups within religions believe about humans and other animals?

 

What do different religions, beliefs and groups within religions believe about how we should live our lives?

Community

 

What beliefs about God can be found in local, national and global communities and how are they expressed?

 

How does living in a community help people gain a sense of something to live for?

Pilgrimage

 

How can going on a pilgrimage affect believers’ belief in God?

 

How can going on pilgrimage help believers gain a sense of something to live for?

Spring

 

1st half

Places of Worship

 

How do these places help believers live together and with others?

 

How do these places express what is important in the lives of the individuals and community?

Natural World

 

What do different religions and beliefs say about how the universe and life say about humanity and other animals?

 

What do different religions and beliefs say about humanity’s responsibility to the natural world?

Festivals

 

What different beliefs about God are expressed during Festivals?

 

How do celebrations and festivals help express meaning and purpose in our lives?

Natural World

 

What do different religions and beliefs say about how the universe and life came about?

 

Why is there something instead of nothing?

Spring

 

2nd  half

Symbolism

 

How are symbolic pictures, images, shapes and language used to convey deep feelings, ideas and beliefs?

 

What beliefs about how we should behave are expressed through different religious and other symbols?

Pilgrimage

 

What beliefs do different pilgrimages show about what it means to be human?

 

How can going on pilgrimage affect the lives of individuals and communities?

Founders and Prophets

 

What do the lives, teachings and example of the key religious figures in the different religions show about faith in God?

 

How do the lives, teachings and example of the key religious figures in the different religions provide a sense of something to live for?

Traditions

 

What do different religions, beliefs and groups within religions believe about God?

 

How can religion and belief help provide something to live for?

Summer

 

1st half

Community

 

Why can’t everyone be the same?

 

How does belonging to a religion make it easier or harder to live together as a community?

Sacred Texts

 

What do different sacred texts say about what it means to be a human?

 

What rules for living are found in different sacred texts?

Sacred Texts

 

What do different sacred texts reveal/say about God?

 

How might religious people interpret their sacred texts differently?

Symbolism

What beliefs about God are expressed in different symbols and why are symbols used to describe God?

 

How do symbols help us make sense of our experience and feelings?

Summer

 

2nd  half

Rites of Passage

 

What qualities and values do the different rites of passage encourage in the believers?

 

How should the beliefs and values expressed in the rites of passage affect how individuals and communities live life?

Worship

 

How do worship and rituals express different beliefs about humanity?

 

How do worship and rituals help believers live the best lives they can?

Rites of Passage

 

What different beliefs about God are expressed in the rites of passage?

 

How can rites of passage help give a sense of something to live for?

Ethnic and Moral Issues

 

Are religious teachings about how we should live still helpful in the 21st century?

 

How do our beliefs and attitudes help us make sense of our lives and experience?