Over the course of Year 3 we will be looking at Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Our focus lines of enquiry over the year will be:
What is power/a powerful person?
Who should we look up to?
What is/who has the X factor?
Can people/one person change the world?
What qualities make a good leader?
Are the founders of the faiths good role models?
What does it mean to inspire/be inspired?
What can we learn from the life of people who started a religion?
First Half of the Autumn Term - Islam
This half term we have been learning about Islam and more specifically, the origins and leadership of Islam. We thought and learned the following things....
Second Half of the Autumn Term.
This half term we have been looking at Christianity and focusing on the question – Who should we look up to?We have looked at how Christians use the time of Advent as a focus to do charity work and help others. As a class, we researched about the work The Children's Society do and we filled money boxes with pennies to help those less fortunate than ourselves. We then thought about people that we knew who dedicated time, money or material things to help other people. We decided who inspired us to want to a better person and be more like them. Just like Jesus does for Christians.
1st Half of the Spring Term.
Our question for this half term was: What is expected of a person in following a religion or a belief? We used Hinduism as a focus to help us answer this. We thought about these questions:
What 5 daily duties should I follow? Why?
How do I should commitment to a belief? Should I?
What would happen if I didn't do my duties? Would it matter if I didn't do them? Why?
What are our duties?
Does anything stop us doing our duties?
We looked at the Five Daily Duties that Hindu's carry out and in particular the celebration of Raksha Bandhan. We thought about our own relationships with our own family members and friends and made some special thread bracelets for our friends as a promise to care and protect them.