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Year 3

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

 

Y3 Subject: Autumn 1 Knowledge – Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community being a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?

Key Endpoints: Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community being a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?

 

What gives the sense of belonging?

  • Identity is the set of qualities and beliefs that make one person or group different from others
  • Belonging means to be a part of or to be connected with somebody/something
  • People gain a sense of belonging when they are united

What is the story of Rama and Sita?

  • Rama and Sita is one of the main stories from Hinduism
  • Prince Rama and wife Sita were sent away to the forest
  • Ravana (an evil demon) spotted Sita and captured her
  • Rama went to rescue her and fought with Ravana – killing him and all the demons with his bow and arrow
  • People put lights in their windows to guide them home, where they became King and Queen.
  • This triumph of good over evil is celebrated in Hinduism

How do Hindus celebrate Diwali?

What shared activities happen during Diwali?

  • During Diwali people say prayers, receive blessings, go to the temple, visit family, exchange gifts and sweets, wear new clothes. It’s also a time to clean, decorate their homes and make Rangoli patterns.
  • The purpose of Rangoli is to feel strength, generosity, and it is thought to bring good luck

Why do Hindus celebrate Diwali?

  • Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' which celebrates the new year
  • Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali every year to remember when good beat evil in the world and they light divas to remember the story of Rama and Sita.
  • Celebrating Diwali at home and in the community brings Hindus together

What gives me a sense of belonging?

  • A sense of belonging and identity arise from what people have in common
  • Having a shared goal for the year gives children a sense of belonging to the class and groups
  • We can make others feel as if they belong by welcoming into our groups and sharing our beliefs and practices

National Curriculum Expectations:

  • RE should provide opportunities for pupils to develop positive attitudes and values and to reflect and relate their learning in RE to their own experience.
  • Pupils to explore religious celebrations such as Diwali, finding out their historical context, stories and religious practice
  • Describe and make connections between celebrations, worship, pilgrimages and the rituals which mark important points in life
  • Explore and describe a range of beliefs, symbols and actions so that they can understand different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning

 

Links to prior learning:

  •  Year 2 – Summer 1 Does going to a mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?

Links to future learning:

  •  Year 3 – Summer 2 -   Would visiting the River Ganges feel special to a non-Hindu?

Demonstrating Mastery of endpoints:

  • Multiple-Choice Quiz
  • Outcome: Answer: Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community being a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?

Lesson & Objective

Key Knowledge & Vocabulary

Explanations/ Representations

Misconceptions

Connections: Revisit & Foreshadow

Outcomes

1

What gives the sense of belonging?

 

To understand what belong is and how it is achieved

 

  • Identity is the set of qualities and beliefs that make one person or group different from others
  • Belonging means to be a part of or to be connected with somebody/something
  • People gain a sense of belonging when they are united and share a common goal

 

Vocabulary: Belonging, identity

Display the word identity – ask children what it means?

  • Identity is the set of qualities and beliefs that make one person or group different from others

Children write different qualities/ beliefs on a post it note and begin to section them into categories.

Ask the children how they feel when they share the same belief as others?

 

Display the word belonging – ask children to define it.

 

  • Belonging means to be a part of or to be connected with somebody/something

Ask the children to share experiences of when they have felt a sense of belonging – school, clubs, family etc

Ask children how they show they belong to something? Uniform, badges etc

In small groups, set children a group challenge to set themselves up as a special group which has an identity of its own because of what it believes in

  • Beliefs
  • What they hope to achieve
  • Three ways they will do this
  • Name of the group

 

 e.g. Group 1 might believe that all children should participate in class, can they come up with a badge that represents their belief and 3 main things they should do be a part of it.

 

Ask the questions

Do you have a shared mission?

Does this help you to feel as though you belong?

How do you celebrate when steps towards your goal are met?

Does this help you to feel as though you belong?

Children need to understand belonging

What groups have you been a part of?

 

Do you believe something the same as someone else?

Children to write what belonging means to them on a handprint to be displayed around the classroom

 

Pupils establish what unites them and their peers in a small group.

2

What is the story of Rama and Sita?

To summarise the story of Rama and Sita and understand why it is a main story of Hinduism

 

  • Rama and Sita is one of the main stories from Hinduism
  • Prince Rama and wife Sita were sent away to the forest
  • Ravana (an evil demon) spotted Sita and captured her
  • Rama went to rescue her and fought with Ravana – killing him and all the demons with his bow and arrow
  • People put lights in their windows to guide them home, where they became King and Queen.
  • This triumph of good over evil is celebrated in Hinduism

Vocabulary: Rama, Sita, Ravana

Watch the story of Rama and Sita

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh86n39/articles/zjpp92p

 

Display story board template and as a class begin to retell the story

 

Discuss the main theme of the story

  • Explain that this triumph of good over evil is celebrated in Hinduism

 

Children need to understand the difference between good and evil

What does belonging mean?

 

What gives you a sense of belonging?

 

 

 

 

Children to retell the story of Rama and Sita in their own words

 

Explain the main theme in this story and what it teaches you about life?

3

How do Hindus celebrate Diwali?

To understand Diwali and the celebrations that happen

 

  • The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps".
  • Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' because houses, shops and public places are decorated with oil lamps called diyas.
  • This five-day festival honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth
  • Lamps are lit, and fireworks are set off during this celebration

Vocabulary: Diwali, diyas, Lakshmi, Ganesha

Watch the video https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-diwali-festival-of-light/z668qp3

 

The meaning

The festival is usually sometime between October and November, with the date changing each year

 

The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps"

 

 

It is often referred to as the festival of lights.

 

It is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

 

They worship Lord Ganesha to bring them good welfare and prosperity and Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom.

 

Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, is worshipped as the bringer of blessings for the new year.

 

The Celebrations

During this festival, people light up their houses and shops

Fireworks and festivities are an essential part of the occasion as these symbolise the lights that were lit to guide Rama and Sita back home.

 

Children need to understand that it is not just Hindu’s that celebrate Diwali

What is the story of Rama and Sita?

 

What does the story represent?

 

Why is Diwali celebrated?

 

What Gods are worshipped during this time?

 

What celebrations are carried out during this time?

 

 

Provide pupils with images e.g. candles, Hindu Gods and fireworks- explain to pupils annotate them to describe how they are linked to the festival of Diwali, how and why it is celebrated.

 

Children to explain the reason Diwali is celebrated and the practices around light.

 

 

 

 

4

What shared activities happen during Diwali?

To explain what activities happen during Diwali

 

  • During Diwali people say prayers, receive blessings, go to the temple, visit family, exchange gifts and sweets and wear new clothes. It’s also a time to clean, decorate their homes and make Rangoli patterns.
  • The purpose of Rangoli is to feel strength, generosity, and it is thought to bring good luck

 

Vocabulary: Rangoli

 

Recap on previous lesson.

 

As class give examples of activities that happen during different celebrations, Christmas, birthdays etc

 

Shared Activities

During Diwali

  • people say prayers,
  • receive blessings,
  • go to the temple,
  • visit family,
  • exchange gifts and sweets,
  • wear new clothes
  • clean and decorate their homes
  • prepare a feast
  • make Rangoli patterns

Rangoli is a popular Diwali tradition –– beautiful patterns made using colourful powders and flowers. People draw Rangoli on the floor by the entrance of their homes to welcome the gods and bring good luck

 

Discuss

Who makes these things during Diwali?

Who do they make them with? Why?

How do they feel when they are involved in these preparations/ celebrations?

Discuss how during this time there is a strong sense of belonging both to their families and the Hindu community.

  • What gives the sense of belonging?
  •  Shared activities?
  • Shared beliefs?

 

Children need to understand why activities are carried out and their significance.

What does the word Diwali mean?

 

Why is Diwali celebrated?

 

What celebrations are carried out?

Children to have a picture of some Hindu children during Diwali completing shared activities. Children then complete thoughts/feelings bubbles about their thoughts and feelings during Diwali, e.g. I enjoy Diwali because... I don’t really enjoy Diwali because... Diwali makes me feel like I belong to…

 

5

Why do Hindus celebrate Diwali?

To understand why Hindus celebrate Diwali and how it makes them feel.

 

  • Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' which celebrates the new year
  • Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali every year to remember when good beat evil in the world and they light divas to remember the story of Rama and Sita.
  • Celebrating Diwali at home and in the community brings Hindu’s together

Vocabulary:

All previous vocabulary revisited

Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' which celebrates the new year

Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali every year to remember when good beat evil in the world and they light divas to remember the story of Rama and Sita.

Recap and Multiple-choice quiz.

 

Introduce key question: Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?

 

 

Children to write answer drawing on all previous knowledge.

 

Paragraph 1 – Belonging

What does belong mean?

What do people do to feel a sense of belonging

Paragraph 2 - Rama and Sita

What is the Story of Rama and Sita?

What is the meaning behind the story?

Paragraph 3 – Diwali

What is Diwali?

How is Diwali celebrated?

Paragraph 4 – feeling of belonging

Does celebrating Diwali bring people together?

How does celebrating Diwali make people feel?

 

Children need to be able to imagine/understand what it would feel like to carry out these actions

What shared activities are carried out during Diwali?

 

How do these make people feel?

Children to complete writing outcome using scaffold

6

What gives me a sense of belonging?

To identify what gives a sense of belonging

 

  • Sense of belonging and identity, arise from what people have in common
  • Having a shared goal for the year gives children a sense of belonging to the class

Vocabulary: united, mission

Recap the meaning of identify and belonging – draw on examples given in first lesson.

 

Ask what do Hindus do to feel a sense of belonging?

What bring them together? How does this make them feel?

 

As a class decide on your beliefs as a class that will take you through the year.

 

This can be based on the class, or their own group.

 

Complete a Y chart:

  • Our beliefs
  • How do we act to show these beliefs?
  • How we celebrate and come together?

 

Why is important to belong?

Children need to be aware of other people's needs and feelings

What do Hindus do to feel a sense of belonging?

 

What bring them together?

 

How does this make them feel?

 

Children to write down the beliefs that we share as a class.

 

 

Children to explain how they feel belonging to the class.

 

Is the festival linked to both the story above and the Goddess?
What do you mean by this? 
Could the group be school related in some way? I am just thinking so they don’t get too silly?

So they an actually achieve it