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
    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

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term
    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:

    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