Primary RE – Year Four

Year Four

UNIT 1:Creation

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Explores being made in the image and likeness of God, as seen through the story of Genesis and how we are called to respect all similarities and differences.

Looks at how we are called to eradicate injustice through the work of CAFOD.

Examines issues of reverence and respect in the Jewish faith and the Torah.

UNIT 2: PRAYERS, SAINTS AND FEASTS

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Explores the prayer life of Jesus as he grew up in the Jewish faith and how he taught his followers to pray.

Reflects on the importance of prayers to Mary in the life of the Church and researches the history of the Rosary.

Looks at the importance of prayer in Islam.

UNIT 3: ADVENT

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The First Coming of Jesus is placed in historical context though the lives of his ancestors (House of David).

Explores the nature of the Messiah.

UNIT 4: CHRISTMAS

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The role of angels in the story of Christmas as messengers of Jesus’ Good News is examined.

The feasts associated with Christmas, such as the Annunciation and the birth of John the Baptist, are also explored.

UNIT 5: REVELATION

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Looks at how the apostles and Anna and Simeon saw the glory of Jesus as the only Son of the Father.

The revelation of Jesus as Light of the World.

Looks at the celebrations of light over darkness in the Sikh religion.

UNIT 6: SACRAMENTS

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Explores the nature of vocation and its symbolism in preparation for work on the Sacraments of Vocation in year 5. This is done through Old Testament stories, which show how God calls people in faith and the symbolism of anointing

UNIT 7: LENT

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Examines Jesus’ time in the wilderness.

It also explores how prayer, fasting, almsgiving and living out the Beatitudes help us prepare for Easter.

Examines the importance of Yom Kippur in the Jewish religion.

UNIT 8: HOLY WEEK

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The reasons for the death of Jesus are explored through his Passion and death.

UNIT 9: EASTER

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Looks at the risen Jesus, shown through the Ascension and other stories.

Explores the Hindu festival of Diwali.

UNIT 10: PENTECOST AND MISSION

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Explores the events of Pentecost in detail and looks at how the gift of languages is expressed.

Examines the qualities of a follower of Jesus as expressed in Colossians