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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y5 Term 3 Sikhism

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

Are Sikh stories important today?


Overall and Lesson Objectives

  1. Engagement – Understand what it is like to work as a group to complete a challenge.
  2. Investigation – Investigate the relevance of Sikh stories today.
  3. Evaluate – Evaluate the morals that lie at the heart of Sikh stories, and what they represent.
  4. Expression – Express what it is like to have a sense of belonging and identity, and to share common goals.


What we want children to know

•         How to work as part of a group to complete a challenge.

•         The relevance today of traditional Sikh stories.

•         How to compare the different ways Sikhs put their religion into practice.

•         Discuss if Sikh stories should be part of the school curriculum.


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



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