Subject in the Spotlight - RE

Week commencing 8th January 2024

At The Gates, our RE units are based on an enquiry question and what we learn in the unit helps us to answer those questions. We also complete a ‘Digging Deeper’ activity which allows us to think more deeply about what we have learnt and make connections to things we have learnt previously. 

In EYFS, the children are answering the question ‘Which places are special and why?’. This week they read the story ‘Dogger’ and thought about what was special in that story. They then discussed what was special to them and went on to learn about what is special to Christians.

Our KS1 children have been continuing the unit ‘Who is Muslim and how do they live?’. This week they learnt about the Prophet Muhammad and why he is important to Muslims. They also compared Prophet Muhammad to Jesus, looking at ways in which they are similar in their ‘Digging Deeper’ activity. 

In LKS2, the children are continuing their learning about Hinduism, this time answering the question ‘What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?’. The first lesson was all about Dharma, Karma and Reincarnation. They initially thought about things that were important in their life. Then they watched a video about 2 Hindu children and identified things that were important to them. For their ‘Digging Deeper’ activity, children made connections between Dharma, Karma and Reincarnation. 

Our UKS2 children are also learning about Hinduism this half term, answering the question ‘Why do Hindus want to be good?’. Their first lesson was focused on understanding what Brahman is. Children drew different aspects of Brahman on the jigsaw pieces to show how they all link together. Children had to make the connection between Hindu belief about God to Christian belief about God for their ‘Digging Deeper’ activity.

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