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Statutory Enquiries with suggested non-statutory key questions

  1. What does it mean to be me? (Who I am).
    • I wonder, what makes me, me?
    • Who am I important to?
    • What do religions say about what people are like and what they should be like?
    • What do you think the perfect person would be like? Is it possible to be perfect?
  2. How important are the groups people belong to? (Belonging).
    • What groups do I belong to and how do they make me feel?
    • What does belonging to a group mean to the group members; why is belonging to the group important to them? What do they gain from this?
    • What does belonging to a religion mean to religious people; why is belonging to the religion important to them? What do they gain from this?
    • How do people show they belong to a religion?
    • I wonder, how do the groups we belong to make a difference to who we are?
  3. What makes some people so important? (Important people).
    • I wonder, who is most important to me and why?
    • Who are the really important people in the religions and what makes them so important?
    • Who are the important people in the different religious communities and what do they do?
    • How can other people influence us?
    • How do important people influence the way we behave?
  4. Why are some places so important? (Important places).
    • Do you have a special place that means a lot to you?
    • How do you feel when you are in your special place?
    • Which buildings in our local area are important – what makes them important??
    • What buildings are important in some religions? Why? What happens there?
    • What are the main features of these places of worship?
    • I wonder, what do people gain from being together in a shared important place?
  5. What makes some things sacred to some groups of people? (Special things).
    • Do you have a special object? What makes it special? How does it make you feel?
    • What objects are Important or sacred in the religions and why?
    • How do religious people use them and treat them?
    • What beliefs are expressed in the objects?
    • What is it about special things that makes them so important to people?
    • I wonder, why is it important to show respect and care for things that are important to people?
  6. What makes some stories so important to different people? (Sacred books).
    • What stories are special to you? What makes them special?
    • What stories are important to some religious people and why?
    • What message or teaching might these stories have for religious people?
    • Are all stories true in the same way?
    • I wonder, what can we learn from stories? How might they influence how we behave?
  7. Why is it important to look after our world? (The natural world).
    • What do you find ‘wonder-full’ in the natural world? Why? Is it important to protect it for your children and their children? How can we do this?
    • What do religious stories say about how the world began
    • What do creation stories teach some religious people about looking after the world?
    • How do the religions celebrate and show thanks for the world?
    • What other explanations are there for how the world began?
    • I wonder, how should we live together to look after each other and animals?
  8. Why do we celebrate important occasions? (Special occasions).
    • What important times do I celebrate with my family and friends and why? What beliefs and feelings are expressed on these occasions?
    • What makes a good celebration?
    • How do some religious people celebrate their important occasions? What beliefs and feelings are expressed on these occasions?
    • I wonder why we all have special occasions and why they are important to us?
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