King Edward Primary School Excitement + Determination = Success

Autumn 2

RE and PSHE Autumn 2

Within our RE lessons this half-term, we will be exploring the Jewish faith, as well as making links to our current topic work by exploring, questioning and responding to the events of the Holocaust and other examples of persecution, prejudice and discrimination in an age-appropriate way, whilst considering how these may be challenged. Throughout this unit, we will also be able to express and apply thoughtful ideas about how to ensure that ‘Never Again’is more than a saying through developing our ideas about respect for all.


Additionally, in the run-up to the festive period, we will be following up our British Values work on mutual respect for, and tolerance of, those with different faiths and beliefs by exploring the Christmas traditions and celebrations of people around the world, as well as learning more about Jewish beliefs and traditions, including the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.


Within our PSHE lessons and class assemblies, we will be continuing to explore the importance of possessing a 'can-do' attitude and growth mindset, especially within Y6.  We will also be considering how we can best support each other through the challenges of Y6, as well as the happy times, and reflecting upon the importance of having confidence in our abilities and always giving our all.  We will be using inspirational video clips and stories as the basis for much of our PSHE learning, including the recent TV coverage of Prince Harry's Invictus Games, whilst tracking the progress and performances of attitude and perseverance of Paralympian Will Bayley throughout his 'Strictly' journey as a real-life example of that 'can-do' attitude that we are looking for!


We will also be reflecting upon our goals and aspirations for the future, including finding out more about possible careers, secondary school and university, as well as developing our understanding of the importance of internet safety and how to keep safe online.