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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y3 Term 5 Hinduism

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

How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?


Overall and Lesson Objectives

To understand the Hindu belief that there is one God with many different aspects.

  1. Engagement – Understand that we mean different things to different people.
  2. Investigation – Investigate that Brahman is invisible and omnipresent.
  3. Evaluation – Evaluate what Hindu gods and goddesses are like.
  4. Expression – Express what Brahman is like through a different genre.


What we want children to know

  • Understand that we can mean many things to different people.
  • Know about Brahman and that he is invisible and omnipresent.
  • Know what Hindu gods and goddesses are like and to apply this knowledge to create a Hindu god of their own.
  • Apply understanding of Brahman through poetry.


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.



Brahman, Trimurti, Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha, Lakshmi, Puja, omnipresent