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R.E

Autumn 2's key question - Why do Hindu's try to be good?

This unit supports the principal aim of RE: to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that children can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. This unit focuses on Hinduism and builds on religious understanding that pupils may have done earlier in Key Stage 2. This unit is suitable for Y5 and Y6 and begins with a recap of earlier work.

Children must have thought about the concept of Brahman as the teaching begins here.

This unit covers key Hindu concepts about life, death and rebirth. The answer to the title question is that the whole of Hindu spiritual life is aimed at liberation, freedom from the bad karma which attaches to human souls and leads to rebirth or reincarnation. Being good is worth it: good karma leads to a better life in this and the next world, and eventually to total freedom.

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