North Featherstone Junior And Infant School

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Foundation Stage

The national curriculum (Wakefield Agreed Syllabus) for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

The foundation stage describes the phase of a child’s education from the age of three to the end of reception at the age of five. Religious education is statutory for all pupils registered on the school roll. The statutory requirement for religious education does not extend to nursery classes in maintained schools and is not, therefore, a legal requirement for much of the foundation stage. It does, however, form a very valuable part of the educational experience of children throughout the key stage.

RE is a requirement for pupils in Reception/UFS, who are on the school roll through the seven areas of learning identified:

Prime areas;

Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development

Specific areas;

Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design

Foundation Stage; Time for RE needs to be flexibly organised, but should graduate towards the KS1 time allocation. The Wakefield Agreed Syllabus has valuable units of work available for Foundation Stage.

 

 

Investigation of religions and worldviews

By the end of this stage, as a MINIMUM requirement, pupils will be taught to:

  1. talk about what items and people are important to them and to other people;
  2. show awareness and sensitivity towards their own and others’ needs, views and feelings;
  3. show awareness of how people can care for living beings;
  4. respect their own and others’ ways of life.

 

Knowledge and understanding of Christianity

By the end of this stage, as a MINIMUM requirement, pupils will be taught to:

  1. talk about a story about Jesus or a story Jesus told that illustrates Christian concern for the outsider or the marginalised;
  2. talk about the creation and how some Christians show their care for the natural world;
  3. recognise some items found in a church that are connected with important Christian beliefs or practices;
  4. recall at least one person associated with the life of a church.

 

Knowledge and understanding of religions or worldviews other than Christianity

By the end of this stage, as a MINIMUM requirement, pupils will be taught to: [for example, depending on selected tradition]:

  1. talk about a story from the religion or worldview being studied;
  2. talk about the natural world and how care is shown for all living things;
  3. recognise some items that are connected with important beliefs or practices;
  4. recall at least one person associated with the life of the religion or worldview being studied.

 

Foundation Stage - Long Term Map

Foundation Stage - Vocabulary