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 5: INFLUENCE AND POWER: AGE-RELATED BIG IDEA FOR AGES 5-7
All around us there is evidence of the influence of religions / worldviews on our community. Religion does not influence everyone’s life in the same way.
|Topic-related question||Pupils know and understand that:|
|1. How do we know that religions / worldviews have made / continue to make a difference to our community?||i. there is plenty of evidence of the Christian history of England, e.g. buildings, street names; school names; holidays; festivals, traditions, well known stories, rites of passage|
ii. in many areas of the country, other religions / worldviews, which have arrived in England more recently, are also making their mark, e.g. places of worship or meeting, dress, food, festivals, stories
iii. religions / worldviews make a difference to the lives of people in the community through clubs, societies, education, charities, and so on.
|2. Do religions make a difference to everyone’s life in England?||i. Christianity in particular plays a part in everyone’s life in England, whether they have a religion or not, e.g. through their involvement in civic events and the annual calendar|
ii. religions may play a very large part in the lives of their members, e.g. Christians, Muslims, Jews.
iii. some people are not aware of the extent to which a religion may affect their lives: others do not agree with the idea of religion and choose to have nothing to do with it: others think of their religion more as a cultural tradition and may use the church for baptisms and weddings and little else.
EXEMPLAR(S) OF THIS MEDIUM TERM PLAN
(Word Download) Exemplar coming soon…
Are religions important any more?