North Featherstone Junior And Infant School

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Lower Key Stage 2

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

Lower Key Stage 2

Throughout key stage 2, pupils learn about Christianity and at least two of the other principal religions, recognising the impact of religion and belief locally, nationally and globally. They make connections between differing aspects of religion and consider the different forms of religious expression. They consider the beliefs, teachings, practices and ways of life central to religion. They learn about sacred texts and other sources and consider their meanings. They begin to recognise diversity in religion, learning about similarities and differences both within and between religions and beliefs and the importance of dialogue between them. They extend the range and use of specialist vocabulary. They recognise the challenges involved in distinguishing between ideas of right and wrong, and valuing what is good and true. They communicate their ideas, recognising other people’s viewpoints. They consider their own beliefs and values and those of others in the light of their learning in religious education.

 

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.

Lower Key Stage 2:

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

  1. compare different ideas about God and humanity in the traditions studied;
  2. ask important questions about the practice of faith and compare some different possible answers;
  3. link their own ideas about how to lead a good life to the teachings of religions and beliefs being studied;
  4. provide good reasons 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. describe what Christians might learn about Jesus from the Gospel stories of miracles and his resurrection;
  2. describe some of the different ways in which different Christians show their beliefs in creation, incarnation and salvation, including through the arts, worship and helping others;
  3. describe a way in which some Christians work together locally;
  4. describe the importance of the Bible for Christians and give examples of how it is used;
  5. provide good reasons 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. describe what believers might learn from the significant texts/writings being studied;
  2. describe what some of the arts in the tradition being studied might mean to believers;
  3. describe some of the rules and guidance used by believers and how that might be applied in working with others from different traditions;
  4. describe the importance of key texts/writings in the tradition being studied and give an example of how they may be used;
  5. provide good reasons for the views they have and the connections they make.

 

Lower Key Stage 2 - Long Term Map

Lower Key Stage 2 - Vocabulary