North Featherstone Junior And Infant School

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Key Stage 1

 

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

Key Stage 1

Throughout key stage 1, pupils explore Christianity and at least one other principal religion. 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.

 

During KS1 and KS2 RE, pupils will explore and learn about:

  • The diversity of religions and non-religious viewpoints found in their local, regional and national communities;
  • The best ways to express their own ideas, opinions and beliefs about religious, spiritual and moral questions;
  • The significance of religious beliefs and membership for some people;
  • The ways in which religious communities are distinctive and also the similarities and comparisons that can be made.
  • The common ground and shared action that religious communities sometimes achieve in making a contribution to society for the wellbeing of all;
  • The impact of beliefs upon action and upon daily life;
  • The tensions and disagreements between different communities, and the ways of resolving these tensions that promote fairness and equality of opportunity;
  • The teachings of each religion about respect for all and common humanity.
  • Through these curricular opportunities, it is intended that RE will be a focal point in every child’s learning about diversity, equality, respect and community cohesion.

Key Stage 1:

Investigation of religions and worldviews

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

  1. talk about what is important to them and to other people with respect for feelings;
  2. talk about some things about people, that make people ask questions;
  3. ask their own questions about God/deity, special people and special occasions;
  4. provide a good reason for the views they have and the connections they make.

 

Knowledge and understanding of Christianity

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

  1. recall some of the ways in which Christmas and Easter are celebrated in different ways by different Christians;
  2. recall the key features of the Gospel stories of Christmas and Easter;
  3. say something about how Christians talk about a relationship with God;
  4. say something about how and why Christians try to help others;
  5. provide a good reason for the views they have and the connections they make.

 

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. recall stories about an inspirational person;
  2. recall key features of an inspirational event, place, ritual or special occasion;
  3. say how stories in a selected tradition are inspirational for believers;
  4. say something about how and why followers of this tradition try to help others;
  5. provide a good reason for the views they have and the connections they make.

 

Key Stage 1 - Long Term Plan

Key Stage 1 - Vocabulary