The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 8 RE Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Further details about the topic
    1
    Sacred Time
     
    Shabbat, Noah, Jonah, Moses and the Torah.
    2
    The New Covenant
     
    Jesus - His context and life.
    The new covenant.
    Parables and Sermons. Interpretations and implications.
    Spring Term
     
     
    1
    Faith in Action
     
    Christian Aid - responding to world issues.
    Islamic Relief - responding to world issues.
    Salvation Army - British problems.
    Gandhi - human rights.
    Mother Theresa - role of individuals who make a difference.
     
    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

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Type of Assessment
    CAT 1
    Shoah “The Holocaust –Shoah-Where is God?”
    Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment
    Spring Term
     
     
    CAT 2
    Parables.  Write updated versions of parables from the New Testament. 
    Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment
    Summer Term
     
     
    CAT 3
    Gandhi - Write a film review and personal reflections on the key themes
    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.
     
    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.
    All
    Recommended websites
    RE:Quest - the definitive toolkit Christianity in R.E.
     
    BBC Religion and Ethics
     
    RE:Online
    All