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Year 5 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 5
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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 5 Additional Resources (as recommended in the Scheme of Work)


Y5 Autumn Term

Interactive Overview

introduction to the year's content


What do you already know about Christians and Jews? (2.2, 2.5, 2.6)


Vocabulary cards to follow


Rules for living

What rules do I follow? (2.1, 2.24, 2.25)


How can religious codes of conduct effect lives? (2.24)


How do Jewish rules of living effect everyday Jewish lives? (2.24, 2.1)

Ten commandments Powerpoint to follow


Agony Aunt Letter

Light as a symbol in some religious celebrations

How does light make people feel/ what does light signify for me? (2.17)


How is light symbolic in some religious celebrations? (2.14)

Hannukah Powerpoint to follow


Y5 Spring Term

Celebrations related to key figures, including Easter

Who are key figures in the Jewish religion? (2.3, 2.12, 2.14, 2.15)


What happened to Jesus over the course of holy week? (2.7)


What happened to Jesus during the last hours of his life? (2.12)


What themes do Passover and Easter have in common? (2.14)


Moses Powerpoint to follow


Powerpoint of Stations of the Cross to follow


Y5 Summer Term


Leaders in religious communities

What characteristics do authority figures have? (2.10)


What sort of person is a religious leader? (2.5, 2.13)


Which are the important Jewish and Christian groups in your area? (2.6)

Creation stories and the ultimate questions they raise

To which questions do religions provide answers? (2.20, 2.21)


How do people think the world started?


How do Jews celebrate the creation?

Ultimate Questions Activity

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




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.