Complete RE schemes of work for EYFS - two year cycle. <br /><br />The RE themes are based on the church calendar (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost) but also closely linked to EYFS topics, so they can be adapted to meet everyone's needs and interests.
A unit of work based around Humanism that complies with the SACRE for Bedfordshire.<br /><br /><br />The scheme is a look at values and compares Humanist, Christian and Self values.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Some resources that I have used I have created and some resourced from other sources, if it is not my own work I have left the author's name on the work or cited the source.
For a three part philosophy unit I have written and designed comes the first unit answering the question: Is there a God? <br />
There are 8 lessons in total. The school I was working for at the time focused a great deal on literacy so this is a theme throughout all lessons with extended reading and writing. There is a good basis for discussion questions for students. It would also be a scheme suitable for KS2, I found taught this for three years now and find students really love discussing ultimate questions such as whether or not God exists.<br />
The miracle lesson has a look at miraculous events in both Christianity and modern times, looking at the reaction from New Yorkers to the Hudson River plane crash. The problem of evil lesson focuses on Ebola in Western Africa and religious responses to the suffering from the illness. There is also a lesson which use an interview with Ricky Gervais to explain why someone might turn away from God and become an atheist.
In a three part philosophy unit I have written and designed, comes the first unit answering the question: Is there a life after death?<br />
There are 8 lessons in total. The school I was working for at the time focused a great deal on literacy so this is a theme throughout all lessons with extended reading and writing. There is a good basis for discussion questions for students. It would also be a scheme suitable for KS2, I found taught this for three years now and find students really love discussing ultimate questions - particularly if there is evidence for the afterlife.<br />
Within this scheme students are required to discuss what they think a soul is and where it may be within us. There is also a mention f Dualism, wit resources of Ancient Egyptian belief in life after death to aid students understanding of this. Its a pretty cool, different religious view point for students to have a look at.<br />
The 8th lesson requires a good knowledge of Harry Potter and is for a bit of fun, it isn't necessary in the overall SOW. It focuses on the philosophy of mind: dualism theme advocated throughout the story of Harry Potter by the discussion of the soul and ghosts.
This lesson encourages students to reflect on the Christian duty to care for one and other. It looks at the idea of being your 'brothers keeper' through engagement with two biblical stories. Links to the edexcel syllabus.
This lesson explores the story of Pandora's box and encourages students to consider the use/meaning behind the myth. <br />
You will need some boxes in which to places anything that will stimulate curiosity.
The Mayflower Set of Guided Reading Scripts or Class Play<br />
Includes Poem – The Mayflower – written by Sue Russell<br />
From Scrooby, to Amsterdam, to Leyden, to Plymouth in the ‘New World' - hardly the most direct route those Pilgrims could have taken (did they not have Satellite Navigation Systems in those days?!)And it was hardly ‘plain sailing' all the way when they got there - disease, harsh environment, terrible weather - certainly a disappointment for anyone out for a holiday! But after such unpromising beginnings, great things developed -including friendship with the locals, defying all fears previously harbored; and a great Thanksgiving tradition born (minus the turkeys and cranberries - let's try to stick to the facts here!)<br />
This Class Play, written to Readers Theater format, is written in 5 parts:<br />
1. Background<br />
2. Mayflower Voyage<br />
3. First Sight of Land <br />
4. First Winter and Spring<br />
5. First Thanksgiving<br />
with 6 speakers for each part. The play can be used either within the classroom, reading out loud in groups of 6; or as a ‘performance' with the optional inclusion of music and a ‘Mayflower Song'.<br />
Sample Text<br />
William Brewster (Became religious leader of Plymouth settlement)<br />
William Bradford (Became second governor of settlement - for 36 years)<br />
Dorothy Bradford (Wife of William)<br />
Richard Clyfton (Preacher - stayed in Amsterdam)<br />
John Robinson (Teacher - stayed at Leyden)<br />
Narrator: Our story begins in the year 1606 - in the tiny English village of Scrooby.<br />
Dorothy: Are you men still sitting around talking?<br />
Bradford: Indeed we are!<br />
Robinson: We have so much to discuss, before we depart these fair shores - for Holland.<br />
Dorothy: Are you sure it is necessary for us to make this move?<br />
Clyfton: If it wasn't, we certainly wouldn't be doing it.<br />
Dorothy: I mean, all that upheaval and disruption to our lives and our children's ..<br />
Brewster: We understand just how you feel. But we have no choice.<br />
Bradford: If we stay here we will continue to be persecuted<br />
Clyfton: And for what? What is our crime?<br />
Robinson: Only that of wanting a simpler form of worship<br />
Clyfton: One that doesn't require there to be a priest between us and God.<br />
Extract from ‘Mayflower Song' (set to Bobby Shafto tune)<br />
Just the Mayflower fit to sail<br />
Things went fine until that gale<br />
Then directions them did fail<br />
And sent them too far northward.<br />