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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y3 Term 2 Christianity

National Curriculum Content

Our local council, Derbyshire and Derby City are responsible for deciding the RE syllabus.  The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education for 2020–2025, states the principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.  

 

Our school uses the Discovery RE enquiry-based approach for teaching RE. 

Each curriculum area is created around an enquiry question.

 

Enquiry Question

Has Christmas lost its true meaning?

 

Overall and Lesson Objectives

To learn what the true meaning of Christmas is to Christians and to compare this with what Christmas means to us.

  1. Engagement – Understand what Christmas means to us and learn about the symbols of Christmas.

  2. Investigation – Learn the Christmas story and investigate why it is important to Christians. 

  3. Evaluation – Evaluate what is the true meaning of Christmas to Christians.

  4. Expression – Express what Christmas means to us and whether this has the same meaning as Christmas for Christians.

 

What we want children to know

  • What Christmas means to us.

  • The Christmas story and why it is important to Christians.

  • The true meaning of Christmas to Christians.

  • When we compare our meaning of Christmas, is it the same as a Christian’s meaning or has Christmas lost its true meaning?

 

What skills we want children to develop

  • To understand individual liberty

  • To have mutual respect

  • To show tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

 

Vocabulary

Advent, celebration, Christmas, experience, incarnation, Jesus, Nativity story

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