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 R.E. Unit 3a – What do signs and symbols mean in religion ? 

       This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.

       A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA, R.E. Unit 3a: What do signs and symbols mean in religion?

       For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

 

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Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

What do these signs mean

 (4 pages)

What do these everyday signs and symbols mean?

To learn about the meaning of everyday signs and symbols

Pictures of everyday signs – record what they are and where you might see them

Sports symbols

(2 pages)

What do these everyday signs and symbols mean?

To learn about the meaning of everyday signs and symbols

Record which sport each of the symbols represents

Laundry symbols

(4 pages)

What do these everyday signs and symbols mean?

To learn about the meaning of everyday signs and symbols

Care symbols in clothes and textiles. Find clothes or textiles which have these symbols and record – Possible homework.

The story of Noah

 (5 pages)

What do these everyday signs and symbols mean?

To know how to explore meanings within stories

Find the  origins of the rainbow, dove and olive leaves in the story of Noah‘s Ark,

Logos

(2 pages)

What do these everyday signs and symbols mean?

To learn how memories are linked to particular objects

Choose three logos used by companies to show why they chose these symbols. Some symbols are on second page for ideas.

My own symbol

(1 page)

What do these everyday signs and symbols mean?

To learn how memories are linked to particular objects

Join together some special things that you do to make your own symbol

Passover

(2 pages)

How do symbols help us remember the past?

To know the significance of Passover and its practice for Judaism

Information about Passover and the Seder plate and the significance for Judaism

The meaning of the food on the Seder plate

 (2 pages)

How do symbols help us remember the past?

To learn about how symbolic food can be used to remember important events

Record the meanings of the foods on the Seder plate. Write some sentences about Passover and the Seder plate.

Memories

 (1 page)

How do symbols help us remember the past?

To reflect on important events in their own lives and link them with the importance of Passover for Jewish people.

Draw a meal on the plate which brings back memories about home. Write about why this meal was chosen

Match the saying to the picture

(1 pages)

To know the meanings of  the non-literal language

To know  that words can have literal and non-literal meanings

A few non literal sayings to be matched to the literal picture

Similes

(1 page)

To know the meanings of  the non-literal language

To know  that words can have literal and non-literal meanings

Explore the term simile. Fill in the correct simile. Make own sentences using similes

Religious metaphors

(1 page)

What do these examples of non-literal language mean?

To know how to interpret religious metaphors

Look up the given religious metaphors and write what you think they could mean

Hindu deities

 (2 pages)

How do symbols help believers to express or explore religious concepts, such as the concept of God?

To know that religious beliefs and ideas about God can be experienced in a variety of forms, including symbolism

Pictures and descriptions of some Hindu Gods. Some pictures and names for children to find out about

Special time for Muslims – Prayer

(1 page)

How do symbols help believers to express or explore religious concepts, such as the concept of God?

To know that religious beliefs and ideas about God can be experienced in a variety of forms, including symbolism

Identify some symbolic actions and then discuss their possible meanings.

 

Christian symbols

(2 pages)

How are religious symbols used in places of worship, such as a church?

To know about some common symbols within a place of worship

Match the symbols to the words then match the symbols to the meanings

 

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