KS2: Units of Learning
Religion and Year Group Term Big Question Supporting Documents Supporting Documents Supporting Documents Supporting Documents Supporting Documents Supporting Documents
Christianity Year 3 Autumn
1
What is the Bible’s Big Story?
Autumn
2a
Why is remembering important?
Autumn
2b
Christmas: How does the season of Advent and the feast of Epiphany point towards the true meaning of Christmas?
Spring
2a
How do Christians believe following Jesus’ new commandments and his greatest commandment make a difference?
Spring
2b
Easter: Who is the most important person in the Easter story?
Summer
2
Who is Jesus?
Christianity
Year 4
Autumn
1
How did belief in God affect the actions of people from the Old Testament?
Autumn
2a
What are the beatitudes and what do they mean to Christians?
Autumn
2b
Christmas: What do Christians mean by peace at Christmas?
Spring
2a
Do fame and Christian Faith go together?
Spring
2b
Easter: What is Holy Communion and how does it build a Christian Community?
Summer
2
Why is liturgy important to many Christians?
Christianity Year 5 Autumn
1
What do the miracles tell us about Jesus?
Autumn
2a
What can we learn from wisdom?
Autumn
2b
Christmas: How do art and music convey Christmas?
Spring
2a
The contemporary Anglican Church.
Spring
2b
Easter: What happens in Churches during Lent, Holy Week and Easter Sunday
Christianity
Year 6
Autumn
1
What might the journey of life and death look like from a Christian perspective?
Autumn
2a
Should every Christian go on a pilgrimage?
Autumn
2b
Christmas: How would Christians advertise Christmas to show what Christmas really means today?
Spring
2a
What do the monastic traditions with Christianity show us about living in community?
Spring
2b
Easter: How does the Christian festival of Easter offer hope?
Judaism Year 3 Spring 1 What does it mean to be Jewish?
Hinduism
Year 4
Spring 1 How do Hindus worship?
Hinduism
Year 4
Summer 1 What does it mean to be a Hindu?
Sikhism
Year 5
Spring 1
How did the first five Sikh Gurus shape Sikhism?
Sikhism
Year 5
Summer 1 What does it mean to be a Sikh?
Buddism
Year 3
Summer 1 What is Buddhism?
Buddism
Year 6
Spring 1 What does it mean to be Buddhist?
Thematic Unit
Year 5
Summer 2 Understanding faith in….
Thematic Unit
Year 6
Summer 2 Who decides?

(Version a or b.)

Reception: Units of Learning
Religion Term Big Question
Christianity Autumn 1 Who made the wonderful world and why?
Autumn 2 Why is Christmas special for Christians?
Spring 1 Why do Christians believe Jesus is special?
Spring 2 What is so special about Easter?
Summer 1 Who cares for this special world and why?
Summer 2 How did Jesus rescue people?

Revised units of learning 2020 – 2021

 

Key Stage 1 Christianity
Christmas Units Theological Concept: Incarnation.
Why is each person important in the Nativity Story?
(Year 1)
Appendix Lesson 1  Appendix Lesson 2  Appendix Lesson 3 
Appendix Lesson 4 Appendix Lesson 4a Appendix Lesson 5
How does the symbol of light help us to understand the meaning of Christmas for Christians? (Year 2)
Easter Units Theological Concept: Salvation
Why is Easter the most important festival for Christians? (Year 1)
How do the symbols of Easter help us to understand the meaning of Easter for Christians?
(Year 2)
Appendix Lesson 4
Key Stage 1 Judaism
What is it like to live as a Jewish person?
(Year 1)
Appendix Lesson 6
Why are they having a party?
(Year 2)
Appendix Lesson 1 Appendix Lesson 3 Appendix Lesson 6
Key Stage 1 Islam


What does it mean to be a Muslim
(Year 1)
Appendix Lesson 1b
Caring for special books

Appendix Lesson 2
The boy who threw stones at trees
Appendix Lesson 4
Performing wudu
Appendix Lesson 5
Praying 5 times a day
Appendix Lesson 6
Talking tub
How do the five pillars of Islam help a Muslim to show commitment to God (Allah)?
(Year 2)
Appendix Lesson 3
How to help
Appendix Lesson 4a
When and who fasts?
Appendix Lesson 4b
When can you eat?
Appendix Lesson 4c
Reasons for fasting
Appendix Lesson 6
Statements related to the
five pillars

 

KS1: Units of Learning
Religion and Year Group Term Big Question Supporting Documents Supporting Documents Supporting Documents Supporting Documents Supporting Documents Supporting Documents
Christianity Year 1 Autumn 1 What responsibility has God given people about taking care of creation?
Autumn 2a Why are saints important to Christians?
Autumn 2b Christmas: Why is each person important in the Nativity Story? Appendix Lesson 1 Appendix Lesson 2 Appendix Lesson 3 Appendix Lesson 4 Appendix Lesson 4a Appendix Lesson 5
Spring 2a What are God’s rules for living?
Spring 2b Easter: Why is Easter the most important festival for Christians?
Summer 2 Why is it good to listen to and remember the stories that Jesus told?
Christianity
Year 2
Autumn
1
Why did Jesus teach the Lord’s Prayer as the way to pray? 
Autumn 2a Who is the saint of our school?/ What is the story of our school’s name?
Autumn 2b How does the symbol of light help us to understand the meaning of Christmas for Christians?
Spring 2a What is the store you Noah really all about?
Spring 2b Easter: How do the symbols of Easter help us to understand the meaning of Easter for Christians Appendix Lesson 4
Summer 2 Why do Christians make and keep promises before God?
Judaism Year 1 Spring 1 What is it like to live as a Jewish person? Appendix Lesson 6
Judaism
Year 2
Spring  1 Why are they having a party? Appendix Lesson 1 Appendix Lesson 3 Appendix Lesson 6
Islam
Year 1
Summer 1 What does it mean to be a Muslim? Appendix Lesson 1b
Caring for special books
Appendix Lesson 2
The boy who threw stones at trees
Appendix Lesson 4
Performing wudu
Appendix Lesson 5
Praying 5 times a day
Appendix Lesson 6
Talking tub
Islam
Year 2
Summer 1 How do the five pillars of Islam help a muslim to show commitment to God Allah Appendix Lesson 3
How to help
Appendix Lesson 4a
When and who fasts?
Appendix Lesson 4b
When can you eat?
Appendix Lesson 4c
Reasons for fasting
Appendix Lesson 6
Statements related to the
five pillars
Reception: Units of Learning
Religion Term Big Question
Christianity Autumn 1 Who made the wonderful world and why?
Autumn 2 Why is Christmas special for Christians?
Spring 1 Why do Christians believe Jesus is special?
Spring 2 What is so special about Easter?
Summer 1 Who cares for this special world and why?
Summer 2 How did Jesus rescue people?

Revised units of learning 2020 – 2021

 

Key Stage 1 Christianity
Christmas Units Theological Concept: Incarnation.
Why is each person important in the Nativity Story?
(Year 1)
Appendix Lesson 1  Appendix Lesson 2  Appendix Lesson 3 
Appendix Lesson 4 Appendix Lesson 4a Appendix Lesson 5
How does the symbol of light help us to understand the meaning of Christmas for Christians? (Year 2)
Easter Units Theological Concept: Salvation
Why is Easter the most important festival for Christians? (Year 1)
How do the symbols of Easter help us to understand the meaning of Easter for Christians?
(Year 2)
Appendix Lesson 4
Key Stage 1 Judaism
What is it like to live as a Jewish person?
(Year 1)
Appendix Lesson 6
Why are they having a party?
(Year 2)
Appendix Lesson 1 Appendix Lesson 3 Appendix Lesson 6
Key Stage 1 Islam


What does it mean to be a Muslim
(Year 1)
Appendix Lesson 1b
Caring for special books

Appendix Lesson 2
The boy who threw stones at trees
Appendix Lesson 4
Performing wudu
Appendix Lesson 5
Praying 5 times a day
Appendix Lesson 6
Talking tub
How do the five pillars of Islam help a Muslim to show commitment to God (Allah)?
(Year 2)
Appendix Lesson 3
How to help
Appendix Lesson 4a
When and who fasts?
Appendix Lesson 4b
When can you eat?
Appendix Lesson 4c
Reasons for fasting
Appendix Lesson 6
Statements related to the
five pillars

 

Key Stage 2 Christianity
What is the Bible’s Big Story?
(Year 3)
Appendix Lesson 1  Appendix Lesson 1a  Appendix Lesson 2 
Appendix Lesson 3  Appendix Lesson 4 Appendix Lesson 4a
What is Holy Communion and how does it build a Christian Community?
(Year 4)
Lesson 1 Lesson 1a Lesson 2
Lesson 2a Lesson 3
What do the miracles tell us about Jesus?
(Year 5)
Learning grid  Appendix Lesson 1 
How has the Christian message survived over 2000 years?
(Year 6)
Appendix Lesson 1a Translating the Bible Appendix Lesson 1b
Pentecost
Appendix Lesson 2a Recap starter
Appendix Lesson 2b Apostle Creed Appendix Lesson 3a Translating the Bible Appendix Lesson 3b How Christians use the Bible Appendix Lesson 3c Translating the Bible
Appendix Lesson 5a Pie charts Appendix Lesson 5b Samuel Azariah Appendix Lesson 5c  Christian Aid leaflet page 1 Appendix Lesson 5c Christian Aid leaflet page 2
Appendix Lesson 5d mission storyboard frames Appendix Lesson 6a Day in the life of a church Appendix Lesson 6b Church diary Appendix Lesson 6c  SPIES
What might the journey of life and death look like from a Christian perspective?
(Year 6)
Appendix Lesson 1 Appendix Lesson 2
Key Stage 2 Christianity – Festivals
How does the season of Advent and the feast of the Epiphany point towards the true meaning of Christmas? (Year 3) Appendix Lesson 2 Appendix Lesson 4 Appendix Lesson 5
What Do Christians Mean By Peace At Christmas? (Year 4)
(Previous Unit 2019/20)
How do art and music convey Christmas? (Year 5) Appendix Lesson 1 Appendix Lesson 2 Appendix Lesson 2a
Appendix Lesson 3
How would Christians advertise Christmas to show what Christmas really means today? (Year 6) Appendix Lesson 2 Appendix Lesson 2a
EASTER UNITS
Theological Concept: Salvation
Who is the most important person in the Easter story?
(Year 3)
Appendix Lesson 1 Appendix Lesson 1 alternative Appendix Lesson 5
What happens in Churches during Lent, Holy Week and Easter Sunday? (Year 5) Year 5 Grid for recording learning on Appendix Lesson 2 Appendix Lesson 3
Appendix Lesson 4 Appendix Lesson 5 Appendix Lesson 6 Appendix Lesson 6 target board
How does the Christian festival of Easter offer hope?
(Year 6)
Appendix Lesson 4
Key Stage 2 Judaism
What does it mean to be Jewish?  (Year 3) Appendix Lesson 1 Appendix Lesson 4 Appendix Lesson 5
Appendix Lesson 6 Appendix Lesson 6a
Key Stage 2 Hinduism


How do Hindus worship? (Year 4) Appendix Lesson 1a Appendix Lesson 1b Appendix Lesson 4a
Appendix Lesson 4b Appendix Lesson 5a Appendix Lesson 5b Appendix Lesson 6a
Appendix Lesson 6b
Key Stage 2 Sikhism 
How did the first five Sikh Gurus shape Sikhism? (Year 5) Appendix Lesson 1 Appendix Lesson 3a Appendix Lesson 3b
Appendix Lesson 5 Appendix Lesson 6a Appendix Lesson 6b
Key Stage 2 Christianity

 

Key Stage 2: 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTIANITY UNITS:

Who Made The Wonderful World and Why? (Reception)

Who Cares For This Special World and Why? (Reception)

Why Do Christians Believe Jesus Is Special? (Reception)

How Did Jesus Rescue People? (Reception)

KS 1 UNITS

6 week units: 

What Responsibility Has God Given People About Taking Care of Creation?

Why Is it Good To Listen To And Remember The Stories Jesus told?

Why Do Christians Make And Keep Promises Before God?

Why Did Jesus Teach The Lord’s Prayer As The Way To Pray? (KS1)

2 week units:

What Is The Story Of Noah Really About?

What Are The God’s Rule For Living?

 God’s Top 10

Why Are Saints Important To Christians?

 Resource: PowerPoint Presentation

Who Is The Saints Of Our School? What Is The Story Of Our School/ Name?

KS 2 UNITS 

6 week units: 

What Is The Bible’s ‘Big Story’ And What Does it Reveal About Having Faith in God?

How Did Belief  in God Affect The Action of People From The Old Testament?

Who Is Jesus? (“I Am,…” Sayings)

  Who Is Jesus? Lesson 2 Resource

 Who Is Jesus? Lesson 5 Resource

What Do The Miracles Of Jesus Teach? (Upper Key Stage 2)

Why Is Liturgy Important To Many Christians? (Suitable for: Year 4, 5,6 not Year 3)

 Glossary to Support Liturgy Unit 

✞ PowerPoint to Support Liturgy and Holy Communion (The Eucharist/Mass)

How Has The Christian Message Survived For Over 2,000 Years? (Upper Key Stage 2)

2 week units:

What Can We Learn From Wisdom?

How Do Christians Believe Following Jesus’ New Commandment And His 2 Greatest Commandments Make A Difference?

What Are The Beatitudes And What Do They Mean To Christians?

Do Fame And Christian Faith Go Together?

Should Every Christian Go On A Pilgrimage? 

Why Is Remembrance Important?

 Peace Cranes

 Remembrance: Storytelling

What Do The Monastic Traditions Within The Church of England Show Us About Living In Community?

The Contemporary Anglican Church (KS2)

 

THEMATIC UNITS

The Journey of Life And Death (Upper Key Stage 2)

Understanding Faith In………     (Upper Key Stage 2)

Bridging Unit:  Who Decides Version A?

✞ Who Decides Version B?  (KS2 End of Year 6)

JUDAISM

What Is It Like To Live As A Jew? (KS 1)

Why Are They Having A Jewish Party? (KS 1)

What Does It Mean To Be A Jew? (KS 2)

BUDDHISM

What is Buddhism? (KS 1/KS 2)

What Does It Mean To Be A Buddhist? (KS 1/KS 2)

HINDUISM

What Is The Importance Of Symbols, Beliefs And Teaching In Hinduism? (KS 1/KS 2)

What Does It Mean To Be a Hindu? (KS 1/KS 2)

ISLAM

What Does It Mean To Be A Muslim? (KS 1/KS 2)

What Is The Best Way For A Muslim To Show Commitment To God (Allah)? (KS 1/KS 2)

Islam: 5 Pillars Of Islam Information Sheet

SIKHISM

What Do Sikhs Believe? (KS 1/KS 2)

What Does It Mean To Be A Sikhs? (KS 1/KS 2)

Sikhism (B) Appendix 5 – Guru Nanak Visiting Mecca

Sikhism: (B) Appendix 4 – Example Checklist For Peer Assessment Of Rumalas

Sikhism: Sikhism Resources (B) Appendix 1 – Levels Of Commitment

Sikhism: Sikhism Resources (B) Appendix 2 – The Panj Kakke

Sikhism: Sikhism Resources (B) Appendix 3 – Belief Cards