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Religious Education

Purpose of study

Throughout key stage 1 and 2, pupils explore Christianity and at least two (three in KS2) of the principal religions in this country. They learn about different beliefs about God and the world around them. They encounter and respond to a range of stories, artefacts and other religious materials.

They learn to recognise that beliefs are expressed in a variety of ways and begin to use specialist vocabulary. They begin to understand the importance and value of religion and belief, especially for other children and their families. Pupils ask relevant questions and develop a sense of wonder about the world, using their imaginations. They talk about what is important to them and others, valuing themselves, reflecting on their own feelings and experiences and developing a sense of belonging.

Half TermsYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Autumn 1Belonging -Family/Judaism HinduismHinduism
School/Clubs/ReligionRosh Hashanah How & why Hindus celebrate DiwaliWorship at home and in the Mandir
Christianity- HarvestThe importance of the Torah & The synagogue
Judaism- Sukkot(Synagogue visit)
Learning objectivesCan begin to recognise the importance of belongingCan name and describe some of the celebrations, worship and rituals in religionCan describe the key aspects of a range of religious celebrations,worship and ritualsCan identify a range of religious buildings and talk about their features and functions
Can begin to recognise the importance for some people, of belonging to a religion Can begin to reflect on religious and spiritual feelings and compare them to their ownCan identify how religious people, stories and traditions can influence the beliefs and values of othersCan identify comparisons within religions when communicating their knowledge and understanding
Can identify what is important to them and othersCan reflect on spiritual and moral values and relate to their own behaviourCan begin to identify and describe similarities and differences within and between religionsCan use a range of religious vocabulary to express their understanding
To know about some religious celebrations, worship, rituals and beliefsCan name and talk about some religious textCan begin to understand and explain symbolic meaning within religious stories,worship and ritualsCan begin to give meaning to a range of forms of religious expression
Can recognise some religious symbolsCan name some important people in religionCan discuss their own and others views of religious truth and belief, expressing their own ideas Can begin to show an understanding of religious and other responses to ultimate, big and ethical questions
Can begin to name some religious buildings and talk about some of their features and functions
Can recognise and name some religious objects and their uses/meanings
Autumn 2Judaism/ChristianityChristianityChristianityChristianity
CelebrationsChristmas & AdventMeaning of Signs & symbols and those linked to ChristmasChristmas Journeys
Hanukkah Past and present
Christmas
Learning objectivesCan retell some parts of religious storiesCan name and describe some of the celebrations, worship and rituals in religionCan understand and explore symbolic meaning within religious stories, worship and ritualsCan identify comparisons within religions when communicating their knowledge and understanding
To know about some religious celebrations, worship, rituals and beliefsCan begin to explore how religious beliefs and ideas can be expressedCan identify how religious people, stories and traditions can influence the beliefs and values of othersCan use a range of religious vocabulary to express their understanding
Can begin to recognise and name some religious objectsCan identify what is important to them and others including those with religious faith commitments To know and understand what sacred text and other sources say about God, life and the world and how this is reflected in the lives of those with a religious faith commitment Can identify challenges of commitment in their own lives as well as those belonging to a faith and how they can be expressed in a variety of ways
Can identify what is important to them and othersCan recognise and name some religious objects and their uses/meaningsCan reflect on ideas of right and wrong and their own and others responsesCan begin to give meaning to a range of forms of religious expression
Can begin to communicate own ideasCan identify and suggest meaning of some religious symbols and use a range of religious wordsTo interpret information about religions from a range of sources
Can begin to name some religious writingsCan reflect on spiritual and moral values and relate them to their own behaviourCan begin to question ideas about religion, life and the world expressing their own ideas and comparing them with those of other people
Spring 1Judaism/Christianity ChristianityIslamIslam
CreationThe Bible & Why Jesus told storiesMuhammad & The QuranWorship at home and the Mosque
Judaism
How Jewish people express their beliefs
Learning objectivesCan retell some parts of religious storiesCan name and talk about some religious textCan describe the key aspects of a range of religious celebrations,worship and ritualsCan use a range of religious vocabulary to express their understanding
To know about some religious celebrations, worship, rituals and beliefsCan name some important people in religionCan use some religious vocabulary when communicating their own knowledge and understandingCan identify a range of religious buildings and talk about their features and functions
Can begin to recognise and name some religious objectsCan retell a range of religious storiesCan identify how religious people, stories and traditions can influence the beliefs and values of othersCan identify challenges of commitment in their own life as well as those belonging to a faith and how they are expressed in a variety of ways
To know about some of the important people in religionCan begin to reflect on religious and spiritual feelings and compare them to their ownTo know and understand what sacred text and other sources say about God, life and the world and how this is reflected in the lives of those with a religious faith commitment Can begin to give meaning to a range of forms of religious expression
Can begin to recognise the importance for some people, of belonging to a religionCan explain how their actions affect othersCan begin to question ideas about religion, life and the world expressing their own ideas and comparing them with those of other people
Can begin to use some religious wordsCan reflect on spiritual and moral values and relate them to their own behaviour
Ask and respond imaginatively to puzzling questions communicating their own ideas
Can recognise how religious teachings and ideas can make a difference to individual and family life
Spring 2ChristianityChristianityChristianityChristianity
Easter celebrations & traditionsLent, Easter & The PassoverChristian Symbols, Artefacts and Celebrations linked to Easter around the worldImportance of Easter
Learning objectivesCan retell some parts of religious storiesCan begin to explore how religious beliefs and ideas can be expressed Can recognise, name and compare religious meaning of a range of religious artefactsCan use a range of religious vocabulary to express their understanding
To know about some religious celebrations, worship, rituals and beliefs Can recognise and name some religious symbolsCan recognise how religious teachings and ideas can make a difference to individual and family lifeCan begin to consider and compare religious celebrations, worship and rituals around the worldCan begin to show an understanding of religious and other responses to ultimate, big and ethical questions
Can identify what is important to them and othersCan name and describe some of the celebrations, worship and rituals in religionCan understand and explore symbolic meaning within religious stories, worship and ritualsTo know that there are different beliefs about life after death and how they can influence individual and family life
To know about some of the important people in religion Can retell a range of religious storiesCan identify how religious people, stories and traditions can influence the beliefs and values of othersCan question matters of right or wrong to show they have an understanding of moral and religious teachings
Can begin to reflect on religious and spiritual feelings and compare them to their ownCan use some religious vocabulary when communicating their own knowledge and understandingCan begin to give meaning to a range of forms of religious expression
Can identify and suggest meaning of some religious symbols and use a range of religious wordsCan identify and explore a range of religious expression
Can identify what is important to them and others including those with religious faith commitments To know and begin to understand ideas about life after death
Summer 1ChristianityJudaism ChristianityBuddhism
Learning about the church and Important people in the Importance of the Bible to ChristiansTemples & Shrines
St Cuthbert Jewish faith
(church visit)
Learning objectivesTo know about some of the important people in religionCan retell a range of religious storiesCan identify how religious people, stories and traditions can influence the beliefs and values of othersCan identify comparisons within religions when communicating their knowledge and understanding
To know that people belonging to a religion often worship in a religious building Can name some important people in religionCan use some religious vocabulary when communicating their own knowledge and understandingCan begin to understand the significance of religion in local national and global communities
Can begin to recognise and name some religious objectsAsk and respond imaginatively to puzzling questionsTo know and understand what sacred text and other sources say about God, life and the world and how this is reflected in the lives of those with religious faith commitmentCan identify a range of religious buildings and talk about their features and functions
Can begin to recognise the importance for some people to belong to a religion. Can begin to reflect on religious and spiritual feelings and compare them to their ownCan reflect on ideas of right and wrong and their own and others responsesCan identify challenges of commitment in their own lives as well as those belonging to a faith and how they are expressed in a variety of ways
Can begin to name some religious writingsCan recognise how religious teachings and ideas can make a difference to individual and family lifeCan interpret information about religion from a range of sourcesTo know that their are people in religion from whom believers take inspiration and compare them with people of inspiration in their own lives
Can reflect on spiritual and moral values and relate them to their own behaviourCan reflect on religious and spiritual feelings and experiences and compare them to their ownCan begin to give meaning to a range of religious expression
Can name and describe some of the celebrations, worship and rituals in religionCan begin to question ideas about religion, life and the world expressing their own ideas and comparing them with those of other people
Can recognise and name some religious objects and their uses/meanings
Summer 2IslamIslam - CelebrationsBuddhismBelonging to a Faith
Muslim beliefs about God (Allah) and the worldRamadan andThe Buddha - life & teachingsLooking at worldwide faiths, religious communities and religious identities
Eid-ul-Fitr
Learning objectivesTo know about some religious celebrations, worship, rituals and beliefsCan begin to explore how religious beliefs and ideas can be expressedCan identify how religious people, stories and traditions can influence the beliefs and values of othersCan begin to understand the significance of religion in local national and global communities
Can begin to communicate own ideasCan begin to reflect on religious and spiritual feelings and compare them to their ownTo know and begin to understand believers ideas about life after deathCan understand what is meant by belonging to a faith community and compare this with their own experience of communities
Can identify between right and wrongCan name some important people in religionCan describe the key aspects of a range of religious celebrations, worship and ritualsCan identify challenges of commitment in their own lives as well as those belonging to a faith and how they are expressed in a variety of ways
Can retell some parts of a religious storyCan retell a range of religious storiesCan begin to question ideas about religion, life and the world and express their own ideas comparing them with those of other peopleCan begin to give meaning to a range of forms of religious expression
To know about some of the important people in religionAsk and respond imaginatively to puzzling questionsCan discuss their own and others views of religious truth and belief, expressing their own ideasCan use a range of religious vocabulary to express their understanding
Can begin to use some religious wordsCan recognise how religious teachings and ideas can make a difference to individual and family lifeCan reflect on ideas of right and wrong and their own and others responses
Can name and describe some of the celebrations, worship and rituals in religionCan begin to identify and describe similarities and differences within and between religions
Can explain how their actions affect othersCan identify and explore a range of forms of religious expression
Can reflect on spiritual and moral values and relate them to their own behaviour

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