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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y6 Term 5 and Term 6 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

Does belief in Akhira (life after death) help Muslims lead better lives?


Overall and Lesson Objectives

  1. Engagement – Understand how far people would go for something they believe in; discuss what motivates people to take certain actions.
  2. Investigation – What does leading a ‘good life’ look like? How would you know if someone is living a ‘good life’?
  3. Evaluation – Evaluate what you think are the 9 most important ways a Muslim may try to follow the teachings of Allah - which might need the most effort?
  4. Expression – Express what being ‘righteous’ means to Muslims.


What we want children to know

  • How some people live a ‘good’ life
  • What motivates people’s particular actions
  • Muslims believe that Allah will judge them when they die
  • How people interpret ‘Greater Jihad’ in their own way
  • Identify what values drive ideas
  • How the teachings in the Qu’ran guide Muslims on how to live their lives


What skills we want children to develop

  • 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, Greater Jihad