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 7-11
BI 5: INFLUENCE AND POWER: AGE-RELATED BIG IDEA FOR AGES 7-11
Many communities around the world are influenced at several levels by their traditional religions / worldviews. In some communities, one religion / worldview is influential; other communities are influenced by many different religions / worldviews living alongside each other. In some communities, religions / worldviews have little influence apart from among their followers.
|Topic-related question||Pupils know and understand:|
|1. How influential are religions / worldviews in England today?||i. that the Church of England has a special position as the established church through its connection with the monarchy, the government, parliament, schools and national and civic events|
ii. that over the last few decades other denominations and religions / worldviews have come to make a larger contribution to British politics, life and culture
iii. that people have different opinions on whether religions should have any special status in British society.
|2. How important are leaders of religions / worldviews in our community?||i. that religious leaders often have an important role in the wider community|
ii. that leaders of different religions / worldviews often work together to try to promote good relationships between people of different faiths and cultures
iii. that increasingly in England people with no religious belief are taking on the traditional role of religious leaders (e.g. naming, marriage and funeral ceremonies).
|3. How much of a positive impact can religious and non-religious charitable organisations have locally, nationally and internationally?||i. the work and impact of a local organisation that is established on the principles of a religion / worldview|
ii. that many charitable organisations have no religious connections.
EXEMPLAR(S) OF THIS MEDIUM TERM PLAN
Ages 9–11 Coming soon…
Are religions a thing of the past?