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

    God

    If God is Trinity, what does that mean for Christians?

    STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT:

    • Christians believe in God as

    Trinity, and that the different

    roles of the three persons in one

    God can be seen as exemplifying

    the relational nature of God and

    the importance of self-giving

    love in Christian practice

    • Ideas of God have varied (and still

    do) within the Christian church,

    and that different emphases lead

    to different ways of living

    • Christians can use the Bible to

    describe God in different ways.

     
    2

    Creation

    STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT

    CHRISTIANS BELIEVE:

    • Creation reveals something about

    the nature of God (for example,

    powerful, involved in human life,

    source of all life on earth), and

    reminds humans of their place as

    dependent upon the Creator.

    • Humans have a responsibility to

    creation, as stewards.
    Spring Term
     
     
    1

    The FALL

    Why are people good and bad?

    STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT:

    • Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 present

    different pictures of God.

    • Being made ‘in the image of

    God’ can be interpreted widely,

    but implies a significance for

    human beings, and an intimate

    connection between them and

    the Creator.
    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:

     
    Topic
    Type of Assessment
    CAT 1
    Design a post card for Trinity Sunday: Images on one side and description of the festival and how it is celebrated on the other.
    Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment
    CAT 2
    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