Bush Hill Park Primary School

020 8366 0521

Main Avenue, Enfield, EN1 1DS

Mrs Anna Theodosiou

Our children learn about the six major world religions through the use of enquiry and investigation. These include Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Each half term’s unit begins with an activity to help the children relate their learning to their own experiences before reflecting on the ‘big question’. Each year, the children learn about different aspects of the Christmas and Easter stories.

RE Overview

  

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2

Year 1

Religion: Judaism
Key Question: Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?
Storytelling, songs, games and symbols as reminders of God
Religion: Judaism
Key Question: Does celebrating Chanukah make Jewish children feel closer to God?
Explore extracts from Tenakh
How do followers love God and follow his 10 commandments?

Religion: Christianity
Key Question: Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?
Growing up in a Christian home and worship on a Sunday
Religion: Christianity
Key Question: What gift would I have given Jesus if he had been born in my town, not in Bethlehem?
Significance of symbols of light
Religion: Judaism
Key Question: How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?
Daily religious observance
Religion: Judaism
Key Question: How special is the relationship Jewish people have with God?

 

Religion: Christianity
Key Question: Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?
Symbols of Easter e.g. hot cross buns, Easter eggs, crosses
Religion: Islam
Key Question: What is special about growing up in a Muslim family?
Religion: Islam
Key Question: How do Muslim families celebrate Ramadan and Eid-il-Fitr?
Year 2 Religion: Christianity
Key Question: What do many Christians remember at Harvest Festival?
Religion: Judaism
Key Question: How do Jewish families celebrate Hanukah?
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
How do Christians remember Jesus at Christmas?
Religion: Hinduism
Key Question:
Why are the stories of Holi and Krishna special to Hindu families?
Religion: Hinduism
Key Question:
How do Hindu families celebrate Diwali?
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
Is it true that Jesus came back to life?
Baptism – choose Christianity for themselves
Religion: Buddhism
Key Question:
What do Buddhists remember at Wesak?
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
What is it like growing up in a Christian family?
Year 3

Religion: Hindusim
Key Question:
Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?
God descends to overcome evil

 Religion: Sikhism
Key Question:
Does joining Khalsa make a person a better Sikh?
Story of Guru Gobind Singh at Baisakhi & implications of being names Singh/Kaur

Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
Has Christmas lost its meaning?
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
Could Jesus really heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
What is ‘good’ about Good Friday?
Religion: Hindusim
Key Question:
How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?

Religion: Sikhism
Key Question:
Do Sikhs think it is important to share?

Religion: Sikhism
Key Question:
What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?

Year 4 Religion: Judaism
Key Question: How is the relationship Jewish people have with God special?
Jewish people are of different nationalities
Jewish people have a shared identity, Israeli
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?
Religion: Judaism
Key Question: How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?
Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kipur
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
Is forgiveness always possible?
Religion: Judaism
Key Question: What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?
Idolatry not allowed, no images of humans
Belief in one God reflected in New Tamid, Ark and Torah
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?
Year 5 Religion: Hinduism
Key Question:
What is the best way for a Hindu to show commitment to God?
Relate to Ramayana and Ganesha
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
Is the Christmas story true?
Religion: Sikhism
Key Question:
How are Sikh stories important today?
Religion: Buddhism
Key Question:
What is special about Buddha and his teachings?

Religion: Sikhism
Key Question:
How far would a Sikh go for his or her religion?

Religion: Sikhism
Key Question: What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?

Well established Sikh communities all over Britain

Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God?
Year 6 Religion: Islam
Key Question: What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?
Attributes of Allah – creator, compassionate, merciful
Muslims of many nationalities
No idolatry
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
Is anything ever eternal?
Religion: Islam
Key Question: Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?
Religion: Christianity
Key Question:
Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?
Making disciples of all nations – Christian mission work
Religion: Hindusim
Key Question:
How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?
Religion: Buddhism
Key Question:
What is special about the Buddhist community?

 

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