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 6: THE BIG PICTURE: AGE-RELATED BIG IDEA FOR AGES 5-7
Human beings, including groups of religious people, tell stories that help them grapple with some of the big questions of life. Many of these stories are well-known as they have been handed down over generations.
|Topic-related question||Pupils know and understand:|
|1. How do stories tell us something about ourselves and the world?||i. that many stories teach us important lessons|
ii. how to detect the message of a story
iii. that there are different kinds of ‘truth’ in stories.
|2. What is a mystery’?|
3. What stories suggest answers to mysteries?
|i. how a ‘big question’ is different from other kinds of question|
ii. that many children’s stories pose solutions to mysteries
iii. that each religion / worldview has its own solutions to mysteries and tells them in stories, songs and poems.
|4. How do religions pass stories from one generation to the next?|
5. What are ‘holy’ books’?
6. What books are not called ‘holy’ but are really important to many people?
|i. that most religions used to pass their most important stories down orally and some still do|
ii. that sometimes these stories get written down in ‘holy’ or important books that form an important part of people’s view of the world, that is, their ‘religion’ or ‘worldview’
iii. that many people believe that God has, in some way, inspired some individuals to tell or write down the messages and stories in these books that help people understand how best to live their lives.
EXEMPLAR(S) OF THIS MEDIUM TERM PLAN
(Word Download) EXEMPLAR 1: One Picture, Many Viewers
Can a story about something that didn’t actually happen be ‘true’?
Is it possible to know the mind of God?