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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y5 Term 4 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

How significant is it for Christians to believe God intended Jesus to die?


Overall and Lesson Objectives

  1. Engagement – Understand what it is like to work as a group to complete a challenge.
  2. Investigation – Investigate the main events during Holy Week and suggest whether this was either part of God’s plan or a consequence of events that happened during the week.
  3. Evaluate – Evaluate Jesus’ thoughts throughout Holy Week.
  4. Expression – Express what it is like to have a strong purpose and sense of destiny.


What we want children to know

  • How to work as part of a group to complete a challenge.
  • The main events of Holy Week.
  • Why the events of Holy Week occurred.


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



Christians, Christmas, Jesus, God, Joseph, Mary, Bethlehem