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Year 4

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

 

Y4 Subject: Autumn 1 Knowledge – How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

Key Endpoints: Key Enquiry Question: How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

 How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

What do you expect if you make an agreement with someone?

  • An agreement is an arrangement between two or more people about a set of actions each person will take.
  • An agreement ensures all people have the same aims and values
  • When making an agreement with someone, it is important that all people follow the agreement

Why is Abraham important to Jews?

  • Jews believe a man called Abraham was the first person to make a covenant (special agreement) with God. He is considered the founder of Judaism
  • Abraham is considered the father of the Jewish people and the Israelites are his descendants.
  • Abraham was the first person to teach the idea that there was only one God.  Before then, people believed in many gods.

What are the 10 Commandments?  Why are they significant to Jews?

  • The Ten Commandments appear in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and in the Jewish scriptures
  • The Ten Commandments are the fundamental laws of the Jews.
  • God gave Moses these ten laws and explained that people should follow in order to please him.
  • They tell the Jewish people how they should live; Jews believe that if these rules are not followed, God would punish people who disobeyed them.

How do Jews show their relationship to God today? (coverage of Torah, synagogue and mezuzah)

  • Jews have many traditions that they follow to demonstrate their relationship with God.
  • Jews read The Jewish holy book called the Torah, this has 613 commandments which are called mitzvah (includes the Ten Commandments).
  • Jewish people attend services at the synagogue, the services in the synagogue are led by a religious leader called a rabbi, which means ‘Teacher’.
  • Jewish people fix the Mezuzah (scroll where the daily declaration of faith is written) to their door to remember their relationship with God.

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

  • Jews believe that there is only one God.
  • They believe they have a special agreement with God called a covenant.
  • Jews promise to obey God’s laws to say thank you to him for looking after them.
  • They demonstrate this by reading The Torah, attending services at the Synagogue and displaying the Mezuzah and living by the Ten Commandments

How can I demonstrate I have a relationship with somebody special to me?

  • Shema is the affirmation of Judaism and a declaration of faith in one God.  
  • An affirmation is a positive statement which we can use to show an agreement to someone for example a marriage vow as a promise or Brownie/Cub promise

National Curriculum Expectations:

  • Articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.
  • Pupils discover traditional religious practice in Judaism, noticing similarities to other religions or worldviews
  • Describe and make connections between different features of the religions and worldviews they study, exploring celebrations, worship, pilgrimages and the rituals which mark important points in life, to reflect on their significance
  • 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.

Links to prior learning:

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

Links to future learning:

  •  Year 4 – Summer 1 - What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?

Demonstrating Mastery of endpoints:

  • Multiple-Choice Quiz
  • Outcome: Answer; How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

Lesson & Objective

Key Knowledge & Vocabulary

Explanations/ Representations

Misconceptions

Connections: Revisit & Foreshadow

Outcomes

1

What do you expect if you make an agreement with someone?

To explain what an agreement is and the importance of them.

 

  • An agreement is an arrangement between two or more people about a set of actions each person will take.
  • An agreement ensures all people have the same aims and values
  • When making an agreement with someone it is important that all people follow the agreement

 

Vocabulary: agreement

Display the word agreement ask children to complete word association and define

An agreement is the act of giving approval or permission with someone

Share situations where children may have made agreements in their own lives.

Discuss agreements we have made, e.g. Learning Charters in school, agreements and contracts with parents, e.g. to do with chores, trying harder at school, etc. What do you expect when you make an agreement?

Is there trust involved?

 

Share the following scenario:

Khalid made the agreement with his mum that he could play his PlayStation for one hour after school, if he helped his mum set the table for dinner. On Tuesday, Khalid was so involved in a game, that he ignored his mum’s calls to help her set the table. Half an hour later, he sheepishly walked into the kitchen for dinner.

 

Why did Khalid break the agreement? Do you think this was a good enough excuse? How do you think Khalid’s mum felt? How do you think Khalid felt after he broke the agreement? What do you think the consequences were?

 

Example 2:

Emma’s mum said that if she made her bed each day that week, she would let her have her favourite meal and ice cream for dinner on Sunday. Emma made her bed every day and was proud of it. When the weekend came, Emma’s mum said she was too busy to go to the shop to get the ice cream and ingredients for her dinner.

 

Why did Emma’s mum break the agreement? Do you think this was a good enough excuse? How do you think Emma felt? How do you think Emma felt after she broke the agreement? What do you think the consequences were?

 

 

How would you feel if someone broke the agreement with you? Would this change your relationship with them? Have you ever broken an agreement? Why was that? How did you feel? What were the consequences?

Children could make a contract with each other.

How can we help each other remember what we have agreed in the contract?

What do you expect from each other?

Children may confuse an agreement with rules.

When have you made agreements in your life?

Children to make an agreement as a class how they are going to behave throughout the year.

 

Write a list of expectations to meet the agreement.

 

Pupils sign the agreement.

 

2

Why is Abraham important to Jews?

To explain why Abraham is important to Jews.

 

 

 

 

  • Jews believe a man called Abraham was the first person to make a covenant (special agreement) with God. He is considered the founder of Judaism.
  • Abraham is considered the father of the Jewish people and the Israelites are his descendants.
  • Abraham was the first person to teach the idea that there was only one God; before then, people believed in many gods

Vocabulary: Abraham, covenant

Jews believe that there is one God who not only created the world, but with whom every Jew can have a personal and individual relationship. Jewish history begins with the covenant (agreement/promise) between God and Abraham around 1812 BC and Abraham is considered the founder of Judaism the father of the Jewish people and the Israelites are his descendants.

 

Tell the covenant story of Abraham as told in the Book of Genesis (covenant/promise) Genesis 17: 1-7, Birth of Isaac Genesis Ch 21: 1-8

 

Children to retell the story to their talk partner.

What is the promise being made in this story?

God made a special promise that he would look after Abraham and all his descendants and confirmed this by giving him and his wife a son.

 

 Why is this story important to Jews? What does it tell us about the relationship between the Jews and God?

God made that promise then and Jewish people believe that he has always kept his promise to look after them.

Children may not believe in Judaism.

 

Children will need to have a basic understanding of the religion

 

 

What is an agreement?

 

How can you demonstrate an agreement with someone?

 

Children to retell the covenant story of Abraham in their own words.

 

Answer the following questions: What is the promise being made in this story?

Why is this story important to Jews?

Why is Abraham important to Jews?

3

What are the 10 Commandments?  Why are they significant to Jews?

 

To identify the 10 commandments and explain how these shape the lives of Jews.

  • The Ten Commandments appear in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and in the Jewish scriptures
  • The Ten Commandments are the fundamental laws of the Jews.
  • God gave Moses these ten laws and explained that people should follow in order to please him.
  • They tell the Jewish people how they should live; Jews believe that if these rules are not followed, God would punish people who disobeyed them.

Vocabulary: Ten Commandments, Moses, prophet

Watch video clip – children to write down the Ten Commandments as watching it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z687tfr

 

The Ten Commandments appear in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and in the Jewish scriptures. Jewish people call them the 'Ten Sayings'.

 

Most synagogues have these clearly written, in Hebrew, on a wall plaque. Usually just the first part of each Saying is written and often the first five and second five Sayings are shown in two lists. This reminds Jews that Moses received the Ten Sayings on two stone tablets, on Mount Sinai. Moses is the channel between God and the Hebrews, through whom the Hebrews received a basic charter for living as God's people.

Read - Exodus ch 20: 1-17

Jews believe that Moses was a very important prophet as he was chosen by God to pass on these laws to all the Jewish people. It is believed that God gave the laws to Moses verbally before they were inscribed on stone.

Ask - What promise did the Jewish people make to God? 

Moses was given the Ten Commandments and God asked the Jewish people to live by these as their promise to him.

Importance of Ten Commandments today.

The Ten Commandments are the fundamental laws of the Jews which tell the Jewish people how they should live.

  • They are a guide for Jewish living today.
  • Following the Ten Commandments is part of the covenant made at Mount Sinai, which applies to all Jews.
  • God will judge Jews on how well they have observed these commandments.
  • Following the commandments helps Jews to become better people today.
  • The commandments help Jews to treat other people with respect.
  • The commandments guide Jews to love and worship God effectively.

 

Children may have people present in their lives who have broken the commandments.

 

Children may not agree with all the commandments

Who was Abraham?

 

Why is covenant story of Abraham important to Jews?

Children to rank the Ten Commandments in order of importance to them.

 

Children able to answer the following questions:

 

Why do Jews follow the Ten Commandments?

 

How do these shape the lives of Jews?

 

4

How do Jews show their relationship to God today?

 

To explain how Jewish traditions, show their commitment to God.

  • Jews have many traditions that they follow to demonstrate their relationship with God.
  • Jews read the Jewish holy book called the Torah. This has 613 commandments which are called mitzvah (includes the Ten Commandments).
  • Jewish people attend services at the synagogue, the services in the synagogue are led by a religious leader called a rabbi, which means ‘Teacher’.
  • Jewish people fix the Mezuzah (scroll where the daily declaration of faith is written) to their door to remember their relationship with God.

Vocabulary:

Torah, synagogue, mezuzah

Jews have many traditions that they follow to demonstrate their relationship with God. These acts demonstrate their faith and show their commitment. This shows how close they are to God.

 

Torah

The Jewish holy book is called the Torah. the Torah has 613 commandments which are called mitzvah. They are the rules that Jews try to follow. The most important ones are the Ten Commandments.

The Torah is so special that people are not allowed to touch it. It is kept in a safe place called an ark in the Jewish temple and when people read from the Torah, they use a special pointer stick called a yad to follow the words.

 

The Torah plays a big part in the lives of Jews today as it is believed to be the word of God. All Jews use the Torah to help guide them in their lives

The significance of the Torah is seen in many ways:

  • It is read aloud weekly at the synagogue. It takes a year to recite the whole Torah.
  • The festival of Shavuot celebrates God’s revelation of the Torah to Moses.
  • The commandments in the Torah shape the way that Jews live their lives today

Synagogue

Jews worship God in a synagogue. Jewish people attend services at the synagogue on Saturdays during Shabbat.

Jews also use synagogues as places to meet and study.

The services in the synagogue are led by a religious leader called a rabbi, which means ‘Teacher’ in Hebrew.

 

Mezuzah

A mezuzah is found on doorposts in Jewish homes.  It contains a scroll with Hebrew writing and is called the Shema. The Shema is an affirmation of Judaism and a declaration of faith in one God and it says that Jewish people should love God and keep his rules.

 

 

Children need to understand religious traditions and how these represent faith

Identify some of the Ten Commandments.

What promise to God ask the Jews to do?

Give the children the pictures of the 3 traditions – children to explain why they are important and how they show that Jews today are close with God.

5

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

 

To explain the special relationship Jews have with God.

  • Jews believe that there is only one God.
  • They believe they have a special agreement with God called a covenant.
  • Jews promise to obey God’s laws to say thank you to him for looking after them.
  • They demonstrate this by reading The Torah, attending services at the Synagogue and displaying the Mezuzah and living by the Ten Commandments

Vocabulary; covenant

Multiple question quiz - recap

Jews believe that there is only one God. They believe they have a special agreement with God called a covenant. Jews promise to obey God’s laws to say thank you to him for looking after them.

They demonstrate this by reading The Torah, attending services at the Synagogue, displaying the Mezuzah and living by the Ten Commandments.

Display key question  - How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

Children to discuss and share ideas

 

How do you know this? What have you seen that shows it is/isn’t special?

 

Paragraph 1 introduction

How many God’s do Jews believe in?

What is the name of the special agreement Jews make with God?

 

Paragraph 2 Abraham & Moses

Who first made an agreement with God?

What was the agreement?

Who was Moses?

What information did God give Moses?

What did God ask Moses to do with this information?

 

Paragraph 3 -Lives of Jews

What ways do Jews show their commitment to God? Refer to the Torah, Synagogue and Mezuzah

How easy/ difficult do you think it would be for Jews to live up to their special relationship with God?

 

Paragraph 4 – Self-reflection

 “How special is your relationship with God and how do you show this in your life?”

 

 

Children need to understand that actions and traditions demonstrate how special a relationship is.

What is the Torah?

What is a Synagogue? What is a Mezuzah?

Children to write a conversation between themselves and a Jewish child and ask and answer the key question in speech bubbles or scripted dialogue

 

“How special is your relationship with God and how do you show this in your life?”

 

 

Children to then write a sentence about how easy/ difficult they think it would be for Jews to live up to their special covenant with God.

6

How can I demonstrate I have a relationship with somebody special to me?

 

To understand what an affirmation is and explain how you can demonstrate this.

 

 

  • Shema is the affirmation of Judaism and a declaration of faith in one God. 
  • An affirmation is a positive statement which we can use to show an agreement to someone for example a marriage vow as a promise or Brownie/Cub promise

 

Vocabulary: Shema, affirmation

Shema is the affirmation of Judaism and a declaration of faith in one God. 

 

Shema is one of the most important Jewish prayers.

It is one of the first prayers learnt by Jewish children.

It is said three times every day by Jewish people.

It is included in nearly every service at the Synagogue

Discuss an affirmation being a positive statement and use the example of a marriage vow as a promise or Brownie/Cub promise.

 

Reflect on previous lesson how Jews show that they have a special relationship with god – children to link this to personal experience.

 

 

Children need to understand that actions show how special somebody is to them.

How can actions show somebody that they are special?

 

What traditions to Jews carry out to show that God is special to them?

 

Children to write their own affirmation about their relationship with somebody special to them and possibly hang on the class ‘affirmation tree’

 

Using the sentence stems....

I promise that I will........

In order to show this, I will ….

 

 

When we have a sequence of questions, try and scaffold it around a real-life example. This will help teachers who have not established ‘pace’ in their lessons and may take a long time discussing these answers.