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Year 6 Teaching Resources to Support the Herts Scheme of Work for RE

These resources should be used in conjunction with the full Hertfordshire Scheme of Work for Primary Religious Education.

Year 6
The Holocaust Educational Trust New

The Holocaust Educational Trust have produced A Guide for Primary Teachers, a scheme of work to explore issues related to the Holocaust recommended for upper key stage two. The free resources, guidance notes, activities and supporting ppts. include the experience and impact of Nazi persecution on Jewish children and rescue through the Kinder transport refugee programme.

Teachers will need to register first to access the free teaching resources for primary.

Year 6 Additional Resources (as recommended in the Scheme of Work)


Y6 Autumn Term

Interactive Overview


Knowing some key Christian and Buddhist beliefs and practices

What do you already know about Christianity and Buddhism? (2.2)


How do Christians and Buddhists live their lives? (2.1, 2.5, 2.22, 2.23, 2.24)



Founders of faiths and their importance for people today

Why it is important to have personal heroes?


The Buddha - What is important about the Buddha? (2.1; 2.3; 2.7, 2.23)


How do Buddhists try to follow the Buddha's example? (2.1, 2.7, 2.23)



Sacred and secular Christmas

What is the difference between the sacred and the secular Christmas? (2.12; 2.16)


What would a Christian think Christmas is about? (2.12; 2.16)


Should Christmas be banned for non-Christians? (2.16; 2.23)



Y6 Spring Term

Expressive & visual arts in religions

How do Christians and Buddhists express their faith in art, drama and song? (2.8, 2.13)


Why do people of faith use art, drama and song to enrich their religious experience? (2.8, 2.15, 2.17)

Founders of Faiths and their importance for people today

How is the life of Jesus relevant today? (2.1, 2.3)


Why do christians remember Jesus particularly at Easter? (2.12, 2.21)

Y6 Summer Term


Ideas about God

What might God be like? (2.4; 2.21)


What do Christians believe about God? (2.4)

Use the Internet to search for the Rob Bell (Nooma) piece 'Rhythm'.


Images of God - the Trinity. With kind permission Elizabeth Boast and the Farmington Institute of Christian Studies.


Human Responsibility for the Environment

How do humans exercise responsibility for the environment? (2.1, 2.22, 2.24, 2.25)


What do Christians believe about the relationship between humans, their environment and other living creatures? (2.20, 2.22, 2.24, 2.25)

Creation and Desecration – Creation in Reverse - reproduced by kind permission of Lat Blaycock. RE Today

Suffering and happiness

Can desire cause suffering? (2.1, 2.17, 2.22, 2.24, 2.25)


Why is there suffering in the world? (2.6, 2.17, 2.22)


How do you overcome evil and promote goodness? (2.17, 2.22)

Buddhism for KS2. Programme 2 ' the Dharma'

Holocaust Memorial Day Lesson Plan for Primary Schools Updated

The following Lesson Plan is by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust:

Year 6 Unit of Work to Support the Teaching about the Holocaust, links with English, PHSE, History, ICT and Drama

Based on the text 'I want to Fly like a Butterfly'

Please contact Jane Chipperton for ways to obtain a copy of this book or order direct from Israel

Guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust' with kind permission of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF)

Additional Guidelines on Visiting Holocaust-Related Sites”and ”Preparing Holocaust Memorial Days: Suggestions for Educators”are available in pdf form and can be downloaded from this page:

Holocaust Illustrated Glossary with kind permission of Sharon Artley and the Imperial War Museum.

Help for Resources

The resources on this page may be in any of the following formats as indicated beside the links.
Some of the electronic resources can be used as a paper and pencil/cut and stick activity.

Click for Help to download PDF files... Adobe acrobat (*.pdf)
Click for Help to view Interactive Whiteboard files... Easyteach (*.et)
Excel 2003 (*.xls)

executable icon Executable (*.exe)
External web links (www)
information workshop Information workshop (iws)

PowerPoint 2003 (*.ppt)
Click for Help to view Interactive Whiteboard files... Promethean (*.flp)
Click for Help to view Interactive Whiteboard files... Smart Notebook (*.notebook)

Word 2003 (*.doc)
Resource from E2BN


eLearning resources in schools only... Some are also available from home for Hertfordshire teachers.