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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y4 Term 6 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

Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?


Overall and Lesson Objectives

To understand how important going to church is to show someone is a Christian.

  1. Engagement – Understand where a Christian’s special place might be.
  2. Investigation – To understand why Christians may go to church and what happens during their worship.
  3. Evaluation – Evaluate whether or not all Christians have to go to church.
  4. Expression – Express the importance of having places that are special.


What we want children to know

  • That church is often a special place for Christians.
  • Why Christians may go to church.
  • Why some Christians may choose not to attend church.
  • Why it is important for Christians to have a place of worship.


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



Baptism, church, diversity, Eucharist, Holy Communion, special place