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RE yearly Overview


Autumn Term 

(1.2) Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

How and Why do we celebrate special times?




Christians believe in God, and that they find out about God in the Bible.

Christians believe God is loving, kind, fair and forgiving, and also Lord and King.

Some stories show these Christian beliefs.

Christians worship God and try to live in ways that please him.

Share some of the hidden meanings of the parable that the pupils have found.

Draw out that for Christians this parable teaches that God is loving and forgiving, like a parent.

Either using their own parents/guardians as a model or parents from story books, ask the pupils

to draw an outline of a parent.

Inside the outline write/draw what parents do or say to show that they love their children.

On the outside of the outline write/draw what pupils do or say to show that they love

their parents.

Draw out the meaning that love goes both ways.

Spring 1

(1.3) Who celebrates what? How and Where? Celebration that matter in Sandwell

Christian, Muslim, Sikh


Learning outcomes:


  • Recognise a special time pupils celebrate and explain simply what celebration means
  • Identify and name at least three different religious festivals, giving two facts about each one
  • Identify a belief that connects to a festival, e.g. ‘they do it because they believe…’
  • Give simple examples of the ways a festival makes a difference e.g. to emotions, to families
  • Talk about features in festival stories that made people feel happy or sad and compare them with pupils’ own experiences
  • Notice and suggest a meaning for some symbols used in the celebrations they learn about e.g. light, water, signs of togetherness
  • Think, talk and ask good questions about big days in different religions
  • Talk about links between how people celebrate today and old stories
  • Notice and find out about simple similarities: special or sacred food, music, stories, gatherings prayers or gifts

Spring 2 - Holy places where and how do Christians, Sikhs and Muslims worship