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What we will be learning

Below is a table of what each year group will learn term by term. 







YEAR 3 and YEAR 4

How do Jews remember God’s covenant to Abraham and Moses?

How do people express spirituality?


What do Christians believe is a good life?



This unit focuses on what it is like to be Jewish; how ideas of God are expressed in stories, celebration, ritual and action and about Moses as a key leader in the Jewish tradition.

The second unit explores the ways beliefs and spirituality are expressed through different art forms. 


Pupils begin this unit by learning about the importance of the Bible for Christians – what it is and how it helps Christians to live their lives.

This unit will explore the creation stories from Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism, how these stories have impacted upon the faiths in the past, and how relevant they are today.


Why are some journeys and places special?

What values are shown in codes for living?


Should we forgive others?

What do Christians believe about the old and new covenants?


The first unit explores the special journeys that people make.  It includes pilgrimages and spiritual journeys as well as metaphorical journeys through faith.

In the second unit, children will explore the connections between morals and values found in religious (and non-religious) teachings and everyday life


Children will explore the partner concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation in Christianity.


This unit explores some of the different covenants between God and various key figures in the Bible in both the Old and New Testament.


How do Sikhs show commitment?

How do Jews remember the kings and prophets in worship and life?



What do Christians believe about Jesus’ death and resurrection?

How does growing up bring responsibilities?


Children continue to develop their understanding of Sikhism including worship practices.  Children evaluate concepts such as values (and how they inform religious practice), symbols, commitment and service within Sikhism.

The children will then extend their knowledge on what it is like to be Jewish.  They will look at David as a key leader, the prophets and the celebration of festivals.


In this unit children study the celebrations of Jesus’ death and resurrection, in an attempt to explain links between scripture sources and Christian beliefs.

This unit starts by exploring the responsibilities and opportunities that arise as young people grow into adulthood. It investigates religious and secular responses to growing up, including rites of passage