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Schemes of Work

RE at key stages 1 and 2



Unit RA. What are harvest festivals?
Unit RB. Who were the friends of Jesus?
Unit RC. Who was Noah?
Unit 1A. What does it mean to belong? - Generic
Unit 1B. What does it mean to belong in Christianity?
Unit 1C. Celebrations: why do Christians give gifts at Christmas?
Unit 1D. Beliefs and practice - Generic
Unit 1E. How do Jewish people express their beliefs in practice?
Unit 1F. What can we learn from visiting a church?
Unit 2A. What is the Torah and why is it important to Jewish people?
Unit 2B. Why did Jesus tell stories?
Unit 2C. Celebrations - Generic
Unit 2D. Visiting a place of worship - Generic
Unit 3A. What do signs and symbols mean in religion?
Unit 3B. How and why do Hindus celebrate Divali?
Unit 3C. What do we know about Jesus?
Unit 3D. What is the Bible and why is it important for Christians?
Unit 3E. What is faith and what difference does it make?
Unit 4A. How and why do Hindus worship at home and in the mandir?
Unit 4B. Celebrations: Christmas journeys
Unit 4C. Why is Easter important for Christians?
Unit 4D. What religions are represented in our neighbourhood?
Unit 5A. Why is Muhammad important to Muslims?
Unit 5B. How do Muslims express their beliefs through practices?
Unit 5C. Where did the Christian Bible come from?
Unit 5D. How do the beliefs of Christians influence their actions?
Unit 6A. Worship and community - Generic
Unit 6B. Worship and community: what is the role of the mosque?
Unit 6C. Why are sacred texts important? - Generic
Unit 6D. What is the Qur'an and why is it important to Muslims?
Unit 6E. What can we learn from Christian religious buildings?
Unit 6F. How do people express their faith through the arts?

What is this scheme of work?

This scheme shows how a locally agreed syllabus for RE for key stages 1 and 2 can be translated into manageable units of work.

The scheme is not statutory; you can use as much or as little as you wish. You could use the whole scheme or individual units. The sections on 'using this scheme' and 'sequencing the units' can help you to decide how you want to use the scheme.

The units are aimed at pupils who are attaining at levels that are broadly appropriate for their age. You may therefore need to adapt them to meet your pupils' needs. The 'Adapting units' section provides guidance on doing this.

You may also wish to combine these units with units from another subject. The 'Combining units' section gives information on exploiting powerful links between subjects.