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Year 6


Learning Outcomes

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

What can we learn about the Hindu use of images?

Identify some Hindu deities and suggest meanings for the symbols associated with them

Suggest how Hindu beliefs are expressed through symbols and stories

Explain how the many Hindu deities all express different representations of Brahman

Retell a story from the Hindu sacred books drawing out and explaining key beliefs

Describe how a Hindu might pray to specific Hindu deities and what difference it might make

What does it mean to be a Hindu?

Identify how puja/arti is performed

Link the practices of puja with the beliefs that underlie it

Link some customs of Hindu festivals with the story(ies) being celebrated

Describe some of the customs associated with the ‘milestones’ of a Hindu’s life

Explain, using accurate vocabulary, how practices associated with Hindu worship express ideas, beliefs and feelings

Explain how and why Hindu belief is different from the beliefs of other faiths studied

What can you find out about the birth of Jesus?

Identify similarities and differences between Matthew’s and Luke’s account of the birth narratives

Compare the events in the two gospel accounts of the story, suggesting reasons for the differences

Consider whether the differences in the accounts are important

What is the Buddhist way of life?

Make links between Buddhist stories/artefacts /religious symbols and the beliefs that underlie them

Gather, select and organise ideas about Buddhism

Consider how the four Noble Truths or the Eightfold Path might affect a Buddhist’s way of life

Connect the key beliefs and teachings of Buddhism differs from other religions that they have studied using relevant sources and evidence

What is Maundy Thursday about?

Make links between the events of the Maundy Thursday narrative and the symbols and beliefs expressed in Christian worship

Describe how Christians demonstrate acts of service in their daily lives and relate it to their beliefs

Explain the impact of Jesus’ new commandment on community life

Why did Jesus die?

Make links between the text and Christian belief about the death of Jesus

Select and organise information from the text and from the Bible that help answer the question ‘Why did Jesus die?’

Suggest answers to the question ‘Why did Jesus die?’ using evidence from the text and the Bible to support their argument

Who is the Holy Spirit?

Retell the story of Pentecost and identify possible meanings for the symbols in the story

Describe the Christian belief in god as ‘Trinity’ and suggest possible symbols e.g. St Patrick’s shamrock, equilateral triangle

Describe the impact of the coming of the Holy Spirit on the disciples

Show understanding of how belief in the Holy Spirit influences the actions of a Christian, using relevant sources and evidence

How do religions celebrate milestones in life?

Use religious vocabulary associated with different milestones in the correct context

Make links between what happens and the beliefs of that religion

Identify symbols used in these rituals and explain their significance

Gather, select and organise ideas about milestones

Describe similarities and differences in the ways two different religions celebrate milestones in life

Explain how milestones celebrated in religions develop a sense of belonging among believers

Describe the similarities and differences in the way two different religions celebrate milestones in life and suggest possible reasons for this