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Religious Education

AUTUMN 1 DOMESTIC CHURCH– FAMILY: FAMILIES 

Everyone belongs to the family of God.  It is in the love of a family that Christians first experience the reality of Church.

In this topic the learning outcomes were to know and understand:

• The love and care shown in the family.

• God’s love and care for every family.

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AUTUMN  BAPTISM / CONFIRMATION – BELONGING

Baptism enables people to belong to God’s family in a special way. Christians believe that everyone is invited to share in the life and work of God through Baptism.

In this topic the learning outcomes were to know and understand:

  • About belonging to different groups.
  • That Baptism is an invitation to belong to God’s family.
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AUTUMN 2 ADVENT/CHRISTMAS – LOVING

Advent is a time of waiting in joyful hope for Jesus; it encourages believers to wait for Christ who comes each day and who will come in a special way at the end of time.

In this topic the learning outcomes were to know and understand:

  • About the times that it is necessary to wait and the use of that time.
  • That Advent is a time of waiting to celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas.
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SPRING 1 LOCAL CHURCH - COMMUNITY - SPECIAL PEOPLE

All families who live or worship in a parish are part of the parish family.  As in any family there are people who have special roles within the parish.  On Sunday, in church, we meet people who do special jobs as we gather to celebrate the Good News of Jesus.  There are special people in our lives who are there to help us.

 

In this topic the learning outcomes were to know and understand:

  • That there are special people in our lives who are there to help us.
  • That on Sunday, in church, we meet people who do special jobs as we gather to celebrate the Good News of Jesus.
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SPRING 2 EUCHARIST : RELATING - SPECIAL MEALS

The parish family gathers for the Eucharist (Mass), Jesus’ special meal.  We find strength in gathering for the celebration of the Eucharist and of God’s love in our lives. In this topic the learning outcomes were to know and understand:

  • That there are special people in our lives who are there to help us.
  • That on Sunday, in church, we meet people who do special jobs as we gather to celebrate the Good News of Jesus.
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SPRING 2 LENT/EASTER - CHANGE

Lent offers a time to reflect on life and change. This is a time to prepare for Easter.  Change is a necessary part of healthy growth. In this topic the learning outcomes were to know and understand:

  • That families and groups share special meals.
  • Mass as Jesus’ special meal.
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SUMMER 1 PENTECOST - HOLIDAYS AND HOLYDAYS

For Christians, Sunday is the special day of the week.  It is the day on which Jesus rose from the dead and is considered to be a day of rest.  Pentecost is a special celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit, through whom the risen life of Jesus is given.

In this topic the learning outcomes were to know and understand:

·         Holidays as days to be happy.

·         Pentecost is a holy day. It is the feast of the Holy Spirit, a special celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Unit 7 Pentecost
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At the end of the Penecost unit a group of Year 1 children planned, set up and delivered a child led worship to the rest of the class.

Year 1 child led worship
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SUMMER 2 RECONCILIATION - BEING SORRY

For Christians it is important to make choices in the light of our belief in a loving God.  There are times when we need to acknowledge our sorrow for making wrong choices.  The Church offers the Sacrament of Reconciliation which celebrates God’s unconditional love for us.

 

In this topic the outcomes were to know and understand that:

·         We have choice – sometimes we choose well, and sometimes wrongly.

·          God helps us to choose well and to be sorry.  God forgives us.

Unit 8 Reconciliation - saying sorry
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At the end of the Reconciliation unit a group of Year 1 children planned, set up and delivered a child led worship to the rest of the class.

Unit 8 child led act of worship
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World Religions

Year 1 studied the religion of Hinduism. During the unit Year 1:

  • asked questions they would like to find out about Hinduism
  • looked at the main beliefs of Hinduism
  • learnt about the festival of Diwali
  • learnt about Hindu Gods
  • looked at symbols of the Hindu religion
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