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Year 3


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit pupils should be able to:

Why do Jewish families celebrate Shabbat?

Recall facts about Shabbat

Identify key symbols of the Shabbat meal and suggest what they mean

Suggest what makes Shabbat a special family time

Compare Shabbat with special days celebrated by people from other faiths

Make links between Shabbat, the creation story and the importance of rest

What is the Torah and why is it important?

Recall facts about the Torah or synagogue

Identify some things that Jews learn from the Torah

Identify possible meanings for the commandments that God gave to Moses

Suggest why light is used to symbolise God’s presence in the synagogue

Link the way that the Torah is treated with the Jewish belief that it contains the holy words of God

What might ‘God’ be like?

Recall events from stories that talk about ‘God’

Begin to show awareness of similarities and differences in ideas/beliefs about ‘God’

Recognise that some questions about ‘God’ are difficult to answer

Use a range of appropriate vocabulary to describe and compare beliefs about God

The Bible – what’s it all about?

Retell stories from the Bible and identify whether they belong to the Old or New Testament

Make links between stories from the Bible and what Christians learn about God

Investigate and connect aspects from the Bible together e.g. ideas/beliefs expressed through stories, how it is used by Christians

Show understanding of how the Bible is used and why it is sold all over the world

Gather, select and organise ideas about the Bible

Describe the impact that reading the Bible has on individuals, groups and communities

How do people express their faith through the arts?

Identify possible meanings for symbols and religious expression

Identify similarities and differences in the way that religions use the arts to express beliefs

Describe similarities and differences in the way people express beliefs through the arts

Suggest meanings for a range of contrasting symbols and language, using appropriate vocabulary

What happened during Jesus’ last week on earth?

Describe the key symbols used by Christians at Easter and their meaning

Order the events of Easter week and describe their importance for Christians

Recognise symbols connected with the Easter story and what they tell us about Christian belief

Make links between Jewish Passover and the Lord’s Supper

Consider what impact Jesus’ death and resurrection might have on the life of a Christian

Why is prayer important for Christians?

Suggest meanings for religious language and expression

Identify reasons why Christians pray

Describe and suggest what the Lord’s Prayer can mean for Christians

Describe the impact that prayer has on people’s lives

Make a connection between prayer and a person’s relationship with God

How do Christians celebrate milestones in life?

Identify similarities and differences in the ways Christians welcome new members

Investigate and connect the different aspects of baptism/dedication/confirmation ceremonies