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Whole School Overview

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Nursery

 

 

Theme: Special People

Key Question: What makes people special?

Religions:

Christianity

Judaism

Theme:

Christmas

Key Question:

What is Christmas?

Religion: Christianity

Christian concept:

Incarnation

Theme:

Celebrations

Key Question:

How do people celebrate?

Religions: Hinduism

Theme:

Easter

Key Question:

What is Easter?

Religion: Christianity

Christian concept:

Salvation

Theme:

Story Time

Key Question:

What can we learn from

stories?

Religions: Christianity

Theme:

Special Places

Key Question:

What makes places

special?

Religions: Christianity,

 Judaism

Reception

 

 

 

Theme:

Special People

Key Question:

What makes people

special?

Religions: Christianity, Judaism

Theme:

Christmas

Key Question:

What is Christmas?

Religion: Christianity

Christian concept:

Incarnation

Theme:

Celebrations

Key Question:

How do people celebrate?

Religions: Hinduism

Theme:

Easter

Key Question:

What is Easter?

Religion: Christianity

Christian concept:

Salvation

Theme:

Story Time

Key Question:

What can we learn from

stories?

Religions: Christianity,

Islam

Theme:

Special Places

Key Question:

What makes places

special?

Religions: Christianity,

Judaism

Year One

 

 

Theme:

 

Creation Story

 

Concept: God/Creation

Key Question:

 

Does God want Christians to look after the world?

Religion: Christianity

Theme:

 

Christmas

 

Concept: Incarnation

Key Question:

 

What gifts might Christians in my town have given Jesus if he had been born here rather than in Bethlehem?

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

Jesus as a friend

Concept:

Incarnation

 

Key Question:

 

Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

 

 

Easter - Palm Sunday

Concept: Salvation

Key Question:

 

Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

 

Shabbat

Key Question:

 

Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?

Religion: Judaism

 

Theme:

 

Rosh Hashanah and

Yom Kippur

 

Key Question:

 

Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?

Religion: Judaism

 

Year Two

 

Theme:

 

What did Jesus teach?

 

Concept: Gospel

 

Key Question:

 

Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?

 

Religion: Christianity. Add Humanism if appropriate

 

Theme:

 

Christmas - Jesus as gift from God

 

Concept: Incarnation Key Question:

 

Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

 

Prayer at home

 

Key Question:

 

Does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in his/ her everyday life?

 

Religion: Islam

 

Theme:

 

Easter - Resurrection

 

Concept: Salvation Key Question:

How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after his crucifixion?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

Community and Belonging

Key Question:

Does going to a mosque

give Muslims a sense of

belonging?

Religion: Islam

Theme:

Hajj

Key Question:

Does completing Hajj make a

person a better Muslim?

Religion: Islam

Year Three

Theme:

 

Divali

 

Key Question:

 

Would celebrating Divali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?

 

Religion: Hinduism

 

 

Theme:

 

Christmas

 

Concept: Incarnation

 

Key Question:

 

Has Christmas lost its true meaning?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

 

Jesus’ Miracles Concept: Incarnation

 

Key Question:

 

Could Jesus heal people?

Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

 

 

Easter - Forgiveness Concept: Salvation

 

Key Question:

 

What is ‘good’ about Good Friday?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

*Theme:

Hindu Beliefs

Key Question:

How can Brahman

be everywhere and in

everything?

Religion: Hinduism

*Theme:

Pilgrimage to the River

Ganges

Key Question:

Would visiting the River

Ganges feel special to a non-

Hindu?

Religion: Hinduism

Year Four

Theme:

 

Buddha’s teachings

 

Key Question:

 

Is it possible for everyone to be happy?

 

Religion: Buddhism

 

*Add Humanism if

appropriate

 

Theme:

 

Christmas

 

Concept: Incarnation

 

Key Question:

 

What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

 

The 8-fold path

 

Key Question:

 

Can the Buddha’s teachings make the world a better place?

 

Religion: Buddhism

 

Theme:

 

Easter

 

Concept: Salvation

 

Key Question:

 

Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?

 

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

 

The 8-fold path

 

Key Question:

 

What is the best way for a Buddhist to lead a good life?

 

Religion: Buddhism

 

Theme:

 

Prayer and Worship

 

Key Question:

 

Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?

 

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Year Five

*Theme:

 

Belief into action

 

Key Question:

 

How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion?

 

Religion: Sikhism

 

Theme:

 

Christmas

 

Concept: Incarnation

 

Key Question:

 

Is the Christmas story true?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

*Theme:

 

Beliefs and moral values

 

Key Question:

 

Are Sikh stories important today?

 

Religion: Sikhism

Theme:

 

Easter

 

Concept: Salvation

 

Key Question:

 

How significant is it for Christians to believe God intended Jesus to die?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

*Theme:

 

Prayer and Worship

 

Key Question:

 

What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?

 

Religion: Sikhism

 

Theme:

 

Beliefs and Practices Concept: ?

 

Key Question: What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Add Humanism if appropriate

Year Six

Theme:

 

Beliefs and Practices

 

Key Question:

 

What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?

 

Religion: Islam

 

Add Humanism if appropriate

 

Theme:

 

Christmas

 

Concept: Incarnation

 

Key Question:

 

How significant is it that Mary was Jesus’ mother?

 

Religion: Christianity Theme:

Christmas

 

Concept: Incarnation

 

Key Question:

 

Do Christmas celebrations and traditions help Christians understand who Jesus was and why he was born?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

 

Beliefs and Meaning

 

Concept: Salvation

 

Key Question:

 

Is anything ever eternal?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

 

Easter

 

Concept: Gospel

 

Key Question:

 

Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?

 

Religion: Christianity

 

Theme:

 

Beliefs and moral values

 

Key Question:

 

Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?

 

Religion: Islam

 

NB: This enquiry is taught in 2 sections over the term

 

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