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Year 8 RE Curriculum

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Autumn Term
1

PEOPLE OF GOD/PROPHECY

Does the world need prophets today?

STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT:

• The People of God did not always live according to the Law.  Prophets spoke out through words and symbolic actions, declaring ‘the word of the Lord’.

• Prophets called people back to God’s Law – they reminded the People of God that their relationship with God was a covenant, or agreement; if they kept breaking the terms of the agreement, there would be difficulties.

2

WISDOM

What do we do when life gets hard?

STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT:

• The Bible has a rich ‘wisdom’ strand which gives a way of seeing the world, and guidance on responding to the challenges of life. [People of God]

• Ideas of God have varied (and still do) within the Christian Church, and different emphases lead to different ways of living (for example, some Christians explain how and why God allows.

Spring Term
1

INCARNATION

Why do Christians believe Jesus is God on Earth?

STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT:
• Christians believe the incarnate Jesus embodies the nature of God and shows them what God is like.
• Jesus’ life offers a pattern for humans and models the way humans should be.
• For Christians, Jesus’ life and teaching exemplify God’s love.
2

The Christian Church

 

Buildings and symbolism.

Worship, ritual, scripture and the symbolism of the Eucharist.

Ministry - faith in the community.

 

Summer Term
1

Pilgrimage

Islam - Hajj, meaning and purpose.

Hindu - Sacred concepts and beliefs and places.

Christian - Holy places in Europe and holy land.

2

The Five Pillars of Islam

Khalifa - humans’ role.

Jihad - greater and lesser.

Shahadar - Faith and beliefs.

Salah - prayer.

Zakat - social welfare

Saum - self discipline

Hajj - Duty

Assessment

  Topic Type of Assessment
CAT 1
PEOPLE OF GOD/PROPHECY
Does the world need prophets today?
Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment
CAT 2

INCARNATION

Why do Christians believe Jesus is God on Earth?

Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment

Main Resources

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Text books

InspiRE for Key Stage 3

Series Editor: Steve Clarke

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Recommended reading

The Bible.

The Philosophy Files by Stephen Law 

Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder...about Everything! by David White 

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.

The Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury.

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Recommended Websites

 

RE:Quest - the definitive toolkit for teaching about Christianity in R.E. - http://www.request.org.uk/

BBC Religion and Ethics - http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/

RE:Online - http://www.reonline.org.uk/

 

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Enrichment opportunities

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