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LDBS Religious Education Syllabus – Units of Learning

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Aims and Pedagogy of LDBS Syllabus for Religious Education

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Revised units of learning 2021 – 2022

 

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We have created the below tables split by Key Stage and then by religion. Topics are listed in alphabetic order with the recommended year group. These resources can be adapted if you wish to teach them to a younger or order age group. We have created downloadable zip files for each unit, in the column furthest to the right. If the files are very large we have split the unit into two or even three or four. Please use this page if you follow the model map.
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Reception: Units of Learning
Religion Big Question
Christianity How did Jesus rescue people?
What is so special about Easter?
Who cares for this special world and why?
Who made the wonderful world and why?
Why do Christians believe Jesus is special?
Why is Christmas special for Christians?

 

KS1: Units of Learning 
Religion and Recommended
Year Group
Big Question Appendix/Resource Zip File Download
Christianity
Year 1
Christmas: Why is each person important
in the Nativity Story?
Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 4a  Lesson 5 Download Big Question
Lesson 1, 2 and 3

Download
Lesson4, 4a and 5

Christianity
Year 1
Easter: Why is Easter the most important
festival for Christians?
Download
Christianity
Year 1
What are God’s rules for living?  God’s Top 10 Download
Christianity
Year 1
What responsibility has God given people
about taking care of the world?
Lesson 2
Sorting Activity
Lesson 3
Making a Choice
Download
Christianity
Year 1
Why are saints important to Christians? PowerPoint Presentation Download
Christianity
Year 1
Why did Jesus tell stories? Lesson 1
Images from the parables
Lesson 4
The wise and foolish builders
Download
Christianity
Year 2
Christmas: How does the symbol of light help us to understand the meaning of Christmas for Christians? Lesson 1  Lesson 3 Download
Christianity
Year 2
Easter: How do the symbols of Easter help us to understand the meaning of Easter for Christians? Lesson 4 Download
Christianity
Year 2
What is the story of Noah really all about? Download
Christianity
Year 2
Who is the saint of our school?/
What is the story of our school’s name?
Download
Christianity
Year 2
Why did Jesus teach the Lord’s Prayer
as the way to pray?
 
Lesson 1a People Communicating

Lesson 1b
People Praying

Lesson 1c

Images of God

Lesson 2
Kingdom of God
Lesson 3a
Recap Activity

Lesson 3b
Needs and Wants Sorting Activity
Lesson 3c
Diamond Nine

Lesson 3d
Odd One Out

Lesson 5
Temptation
Lesson 6
Assessment Task
Download
Big Question and Lessons 1a,1b,1c and 2

Download Lessons 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 5 and 6

Christianity
Year 2
Why do Christians make and
keep promises before God?
Lesson 1 Belonging to a Christian Community Lesson 3
Odd one out
Lesson 6
Talking Tubs
Download
Judaism
Year 1
What is it like to live as a Jewish person? Lesson 6 Download
Judaism
Year 2
Why are they having a party? Lesson 1 Lesson 3 Lesson 6 Download
Islam
Year 1
What does it mean to be a Muslim? Lesson 1b
Caring for special books
Lesson 2
The boy who threw stones at trees
Lesson 4
Performing wudu
Lesson 5
Praying 5 times a day
Lesson 6
Talking tub
Download
Islam
Year 2
How do the five pillars of Islam help a Muslim to show commitment to God Allah? Lesson 3
How to help
Lesson 4a
When and who fasts?
Lesson 4b
When can you eat?
Lesson 4c
Reasons for fasting
Lesson 6
Statements related to the
five pillars
Download

 

KS2: Units of Learning
Christianity
Year 3
Christmas: How does the season of Advent and the feast of Epiphany point towards the true meaning of Christmas? Lesson 2 Getting ready to Welcome Jesus Lesson 4 Paintings of  the Wisemen  Lesson 5
Sorting Activity
Download
Christianity
Year 3
Easter: Who is the most important person in the Easter story? Lesson 1 Lesson 1 alternative Lesson 5 Download
Christianity
Year 3
How do Christians believe following Jesus’ new commandments and his greatest commandment make a difference? Download
Christianity
Year 3
What is the Bible’s Big Story? Lesson 1  Lesson 1a  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4 Lesson 4a Download
Christianity
Year 3
Who is Jesus? Lesson 1 Diamond Nine  Lesson 2a
Holman Hunt – Light of the world
Lesson 2b
I am the light of the world
Lesson 4
I am the true vine
Lesson 5
The raising of Lazarus
Lesson 6 Talking Tub Download
Christianity
Year 3
Why is remembrance important? Peace
Cranes
Remembrance Storytelling Download
Christianity
Year 4
Christmas: Is the Christmas message of peace still relevant for today’s world? Lesson 2
Venn diagram
Download
Christianity
Year 4
Do fame and Christian Faith go together? Download
Christianity
Year 4
Easter: What is Holy Communion and
how does it build a Christian Community?
Lesson 1 Lesson 1a  Lesson 2 Lesson 2a Lesson 3 Download Big Question and Lesson 1

Download Lesson 1a

Download Lesson 2, 2a and 3

Christianity
Year 4
How did belief in God affect the
actions of people from the Old Testament?
Lesson 3 Venn diagram Lesson 6a
Talking Tubs
Lesson 6b
Recap and Decision Task
Download
Christianity
Year 4
What are the beatitudes and what do they mean to Christians? Download
Christianity
Year 4 
Why is liturgy important to many Christians? Glossary to Support Liturgy Unit  PowerPoint to Support Liturgy and Holy Communion  Download
Christianity Year 5 Christmas: How do art and music convey Christmas? Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 2a Lesson 3 Download
Christianity Year 5 Easter: What happens in Churches during Lent, Holy Week and Easter Sunday? Year 5 Grid for recording learning on Lesson 2  Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6

Lesson 6 target board

Download Big Question and Year 5 Grid

Download Lesson 2

Download Lesson 3

Download Lesson 4

Download Lesson 5

Download Lesson 6 and Target Board

Christianity Year 5  The contemporary Anglican Church.   Download
Christianity Year 5  What can we learn from wisdom? Download
Christianity Year 5  What do the miracles tell us about Jesus? Learning grid  Lesson 1  Download
Christianity
Year 6
Christmas: How would Christians advertise Christmas to show what Christmas really means today? Lesson 2 Lesson 2a  Download
Christianity
Year 6
Easter: How does the Christian festival of
Easter offer
hope?
Lesson 6 Download
Christianity
Year 6 
How has the Christian message
survived over 2000 years?
Lesson 1a
Poem
Lesson 1b
Pentecost
Lesson 2a
Recap starter
Lesson 2b Apostle Creed Lesson 3a Translating the Bible Lesson 3b How Christians use the Bible Download
Big Question and Lesson 1a

Download Lesson 1b

Download
Lesson 2a and 2b

Download Lesson 3a, 3b and 3c

Christianity
Year 6
How has the Christian message
survived over 2000 years?
Lesson 3c Translating the Bible Lesson 5a
Pie charts
Lesson 5b
Samuel Azariah
Lesson 5c  Christian Aid leaflet page 1 Lesson 5c Christian Aid leaflet page 2 Lesson 5d mission storyboard frames Download
Lesson 5a, 5b, 5c page 1 and 2 and Lesson 5d
Christianity
Year 6 
Lesson 6a Day in the life of a church Lesson 6b Church diary Lesson 6c
SPIES
Download
Lesson 6a, 6b and 6c
Christianity
Year 6
Should every Christian go on a pilgrimage? Download
Christianity
Year 6 
What do the monastic traditions with Christianity
show us about living in community?
Download
Christianity
Year 6
What might the journey of life and
death look like from a Christian perspective?
Download
Judaism Year 3 What does it mean to be Jewish? Lesson 1 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Lesson 6a Download
Big Question

Download Lessons 1 and 4

Download Lesson 5

Download Lesson 6

Download Lesson 6a

 Islam
Year 5
Appendix
Lesson 1 
Download
Hinduism
Year 4
How do Hindus worship? Lesson 1a Lesson 1b Lesson 4a and 4b Lesson 5a Lesson 5b Download
Hinduism
Year 4
How do Hindus worship? Lesson 6a Lesson 6b Download
Hinduism
Year 4
What does it mean to be a Hindu? Download
Sikhi
Year 5
How do the first five Gurus shape Sikhi? Appendix 1 Appendix 3a Appendix 3b Appendix 5 Appendix
6a
Appendix 6b Download Big Question, Appendix 1, 3a and 3b

Download
Appendix 5, 6a and 6b

Sikhi
Year 5
Appendix 1a – Guru Hagrobind – Powerpoint Appendix 1b – The First Diwali Appendix 2a – Guru Har Rai Powerpoint Appendix 2b –  Guru Har Rai Appendix 3a  – Guru Har Krishan – Powerpoint Appendix 4a –  Guru Tegh Bahadur Download
Big Question Appendix 1a,1b, 2a and 2b

Download
Appendix 3a, 4a and 4b

Sikhi
Year 5 
Appendix 4b – Info Guru Tegh Bahadur Appendix 5a Guru Gobind Singh and the Khalsa Appendix 5b Guru Gobind baisakhi info sheet Download
Appendix 5a and 5b
Buddhism
Year 3
What did the Buddha teach his followers about life? Appendix Lesson 2
Interdependence Web
Appendix Lesson 4 The Dharma Teaching Appendix Lesson 6a Talking Tubs Appendix Lesson 6b
Personal Reflection Sheet
Download
Big Question Appendix Lesson 2 and 4

Download Appendix Lesson 6a and 6b

Buddhism
Year 6
What does it mean to be Buddhist? Lesson 3 Right livelihood Lesson 4 Actions that lead to consequences Download
Thematic Unit
Year 5
Understanding faith in…. Download
Thematic Unit
Year 6
Who decides?
Version A
 Version B

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