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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y6 Term 1 Islam

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

What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?


Overall and Lesson Objectives

To understand some of the ways Muslims show commitment to God and to evaluate whether there is a better way.


  1. Engagement – Understand what it means to make a commitment and how easy it is to stick to a commitment.
  2. Investigation – Recap the five pillars of Islam and investigate the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God.
  3. Evaluation – Evaluate whether commitments are always easy to stick to or not.
  4. Expression – Express how we show commitment and if there are some things that we are more committed to than others.


What we want children to know

  • Understand what being committed means.
  • There are different ways of showing commitment.
  • Why everyone’s commitment might look different.
  • Commitments are not always easy to stick to.


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



Allah, commitment, Five Pillars, Hajj, Mosque, Qu’ran, sacrifice, Sawm, Zakah