Year 5 Religious Education

Religious Education lessons in year 5.

Autumn Term


What would Jesus do? (Can we live by the values of Jesus in the twenty-first century?)

  1. To work out what mattered to Jesus from 10 things he said and think about what his 'mission statement' was (A2, B1).

  2. To find out what is the importance in the value of love and how Jesus taught his followers to love (A2, B1).

  3. To learn what Jesus' parables about forgiveness teach to Christians today (B3, C3).

  4. To think about how Christians today try to follow Jesus' teaching about justice and fairness using the example of Mother Teresa (B1, C3).

  5. To understand what Jesus taught about being generous and being greedy (A2, B1, C3).

  6. To find out what the teaching of Jesus have to say about some problems people face today and think about what Jesus would do (C3).

  7. To understand what we have learned about living by the values of Jesus in the modern world (B1, C3).

Learning Outcomes

  1. Outline Jesus’ teaching on how his followers should live (A2).

  2. Offer interpretations of two of Jesus’parables and say what they might teach Christians about how to live (B3).

  3. Explain the impact Jesus’ example andteachings might have on Christians today (B1).

  4. Express their own understanding of what Jesus would do in relation to a moral dilemma from the world today (C3).

Spring Term


If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?

  1. To think about what a place of worship is and what it is for (B3).

  2. To learn what a Christian place of worship is and what it is for (B3).

  3. To understand what a Hindu place of worship is and what it is for (B3).

  4. To find out what a Jewish place of worship is and what it is for (B3).

  5. To think about are people more important than the place (C1).

  6. To reflect on what is a place of worship and what it is for (B3).

  7. To learn what a place of worship means to believers (B2).

During this unit of work we hope to visit a Hindu Mandir.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Make connections between how believers feel about places of worship in different traditions (A3).

  2. Select and describe the most important functions of a place of worship for the community (B3).

  3. Give examples of how places of worship support believers in difficult times, explaining why this matters to believers (B2).

  4. Present ideas about the importance of people in a place of worship, rather than the place itself (C1).

Summer Term


What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

  1. To think about what helps you through the journey of life and what helps Muslims through the journey of life (A2).

  2. To learn what is the key belief of Muslims and how this affects their life (A2).

  3. To understand why prayer matters to Muslims (A2, A1).

  4. To consider how charity is important to Muslims and how charity is important to you (A2, A1).

  5. To find out why Muslims fast (A1).

  6. To understand why Muslims want to go on pilgrimage (A2).

  7. To find out where people get advice and guidance from (B1, A2).

  8. To learn what is a special place for Muslims (A1).

  9. To think of similar commitments to the five pillars in your life and what matters to Muslims (A2).

Learning Outcomes

  1. Make connections between Muslim practice of the Five Pillars and their beliefs about God and the Prophet Muhammad (A2).

  2. Describe and reflect on thesignificance of the Holy Qur’anto Muslims (B1).

  3. Describe the forms of guidance a Muslim uses and compare them to forms of guidance experienced by the pupils (A2).

  4. Make connections between the key functions of the mosque and the beliefs of Muslims (A1).