The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 7 RE Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Further details about the topic
    1
    Autumn Festivals
     
    Harvest Festivals.
    Divali - Hinduism.
    All Souls Day - Christianity.
    Halloween/Samhein-Pagan spirituality.
    2
    Images of God
     
    Jewish concepts of God in Old Testament.
    The Christian - explored through the Nativity.
    Spring Term
     
     
    1
    Covenant
     
    Abraham. 
    Pesach-Moses
    Shavuot- commandments & rules.
    2
    Easter- A new covenant 
     
    Good conquers Evil.
    Revenge or reconciliation?
    Exploring the Resurrection of Jesus.
    Summer Term
     
     
    1
    Images of God
     
    Hindu- Visual thinking.
    Sikh- symbolic thinking.
    Islam - linguistic thinking.
    2
    Creation and Cosmologies.
     
    Early religions - myth and the search for meaning.
    Physics and Biology - evolution and science, the meaning and purpose of life.

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Type of Assessment
    CAT 1
    Design a post card for an Autumn festival: Images on one side and description of the festival and how it is  celebrated on the other.
    Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment
    Spring Term
     
     
    CAT 2
    Produce a booklet for young children.  Explain the symbolism of Christmas and why it is celebrated in different ways.
    Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment
    Summer Term
     
     
    CAT 3
    Turin Shroud – An Investigation.
    Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment

    Main Resources:

    Resource
    Details 
    Term 
    Text books
    InspiRE for Key Stage 3
    Series Editor: Steve Clarke
    All
    Recommended reading
    The Bible, Genesis and John’s Gospel.
    His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
    The Last Man Alive by A. S Neil
    Watership Down by Robert Adams 
    Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis  
    All
    Recommended websites
    RE:Quest - the definitive toolkit for teaching about Christianity in R.E.
     
    BBC Religion and Ethics
     
    RE:Online
    All