Year 5 – RE

Hippo, Wolf

Our first two week RE unit is Buddhism. We will begin by looking at the story of Siddhattha Gotama  who became known as the Buddha, which means ‘enlightened’.

We will study how Buddhists try to live a good life by following the Buddha’s teachings, helping them to avoid suffering and bad feelings. They believe nothing in life is perfect and the way to avoid suffering is to follow a set of important guidelines known as the Noble Eightfold Path. We will think about our own life journey so far and how we try to live a good life.

In addition, we will learn how Buddhists worship and have a go at thinking of our own mantras and take part in meditation.