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Year 5


Learning Outcomes

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

What is faith and what difference does it make in our communities?

Identify the religious and non-religious belief traditions in the school, the neighbourhood and the county

Explain and demonstrate an understanding of how faith or belief makes a difference to the lives  of those studied

Describe the nature and expression of faith or belief systems

Explain why some traditions are not represented

Explain what it means to belong to one of these religions or communities of belief

How did Jesus change lives?

Retell a story about Jesus and suggest why it might be important

Recognise that questions about miracles are hard to answer

Describe how people’s lives were changed after meeting Jesus

Make links between what Jesus did and what Christians believe about him

Describe how miracles were an important part of Jesus’ life and raise challenging questions about why Jesus performed them

Explain the sacrifices the followers made when they were chosen to be disciples

Why is light used as a symbol at Christmas?

Talk about the themes of light in relation to the story and Christmas celebrations

Describe what Christians mean when they say that “Jesus is the Light of the World”

Analyse how the sign is used (e.g. in a Christingle) and what it represents , linking them with Christian belief

Evaluate the different ways in which light is used as a sign across religions

What do Christians believe God is like?

Use and suggest meanings for some of the key words Christians use to describe God

Investigate sources (e.g. artefacts/art/stories/text)  and link what they find with Christian beliefs about God

Explain connections between stories/images from the Bible or Christian art and God’s nature

Suggest answers to the question ‘What do Christians believe God is like?’ using evidence from a range of sources

What are the pillars of Islam?

Make and explain links between Ramadan/Hajj and the celebration of Id-ul-fitr/Id-ul-Adha

Use appropriate terms to describe the pillars of Islam

Describe and connect some key Muslim beliefs about Allah, worship practices and the Pillars

Explain how pilgrimage differs from other journeys

Describe the impact of celebrating and fasting in the lives of Muslims

Explain, using relevant sources, how belief will affect the way a Muslim lives

How do we know what happened at Easter?

Identify at least two differences between the gospel accounts of Easter

Compare the similarities and differences within two gospel accounts of Easter

Sequence the key events within the Easter narrative, relating them to Christian belief about Jesus

Explain the differences between the two accounts, making reference to the intended audience

What is ‘Church’?

Identify some key features of what it means to belong to a Christian community

Identify the impact that belonging to the Early Church had on ways of life

Investigate aspects of the church as a global community and how these might vary across the world

Describe similarities and differences between the community life of different churches

Gather, select and organise ideas about the roles that the church, as a building and a group of people, plays in their community

Recognise and explain diversity within church communities worldwide

How is Christian faith expressed through worship?

Describe how worship can be individual or communal and is an expression of faith

Describe and suggest meanings of symbols or symbolic actions e.g. kneeling, bowing heads etc.

Compare similarities and differences between expressions of worship (e.g. Communion, use of music etc.) in different denominations

Recognise and explain diversity within worship in Christianity