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 4: MAKING SENSE OF LIFE’S EXPERIENCES: AGE-RELATED BIG IDEA FOR AGES 5-7
Some people have amazing, puzzling or mysterious experiences that make them ask big questions about life. There are many stories about people’s experiences and encounters that have made them change their lives.
|Topic-related question||Pupils know and understand that:|
|1. What makes us joyful, peaceful, wonder, reflective, happy, sad?||i. people experience a similar range of feelings but not necessarily in the same situations|
ii. some things that we experience with our senses can surprise or amaze us and make us reflect and wonder.
|2. How might stories from different worldviews help us understand more about the mysteries of life?||i. there are many different stories about how wonderful the world is|
ii. there are many different beliefs about the relationship of the world to a deity, including the belief that there are no divine beings.
|3. How might belonging to a group help us understand more about our experiences of life?||i. people frequently get together with others who share common interests|
ii. some people get together with others who believe similar things to them, or who practise their religion in similar ways or have similar ideas of right and wrong.
EXEMPLAR(S) OF THIS MEDIUM TERM PLAN
(Word download) EXEMPLAR 1: How Do We Discover the World?
What feelings do we have in response to different experiences?
How can we best make sense of our different experiences and feelings?