BRINGING BIG IDEAS TO LIFE – MEDIUM TERM PLANNING
The bridge between the Big Idea and the substantive knowledge is the topic-related question.
Schools should interpret the following ‘pupils know and understand’ sections in relation to the religions / worldviews they have chosen to teach for this age-group. These decisions will reflect the national legal requirement and any local or denominational requirements.
Topic-related Questions and Learning Objectives for Ages 5-7
BI 3: A GOOD LIFE: AGE-RELATED BIG IDEA FOR AGES 5-7
Most religions / worldviews introduce children to stories from the lives of their exemplary people as examples of the qualities and characteristics they might try to achieve. They also teach about specific actions that are right and wrong and about good and bad attitudes.
|Topic-related question||Pupils know and understand that:|
|1. Who’s my role model?|
2. Whose moral example would I like to follow?
|i. many people have role models – people whose example they would like to follow|
ii. we choose to follow people for very different reasons (e.g. fame, fortune, fashion); not necessarily because they are a ‘good’ person
iii. parents sometimes tell their children stories about people who they believe set a good example of how to behave
iv. most people in religious / non-religious traditions tell children stories about people who set a good example to follow because they live out their tradition’s understanding of right and wrong.
|3. How do we know what is right and wrong?||i. most children learn about what is right and wrong from adults who bring them up|
ii. adults do not always agree over what is right and wrong
iii. there are some things that many people believe are right or wrong
iv. many people get their idea of right and wrong from their culture or their religion
v. most religions / worldviews have rules or teachings to remind people how to live their lives
vi. not all members of a religion / worldview agree on how their traditional teachings should be interpreted.
EXEMPLAR(S) OF THIS MEDIUM TERM PLAN
(Word download) Exemplar 1: Heroes
How do we know what is the right thing to do?
Why do people believe that it is important to live a good life?