North Featherstone Junior And Infant School

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Upper Key Stage 2

 

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

Upper 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.

Upper  Key Stage 2:

Investigation of religions and worldviews

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

  1. describe and explain different ideas about God with reference to two religions or one religion and a non-religious worldview;
  2. ask important questions about religious experience and life after death and suggest answers that refer to traditions of religion and belief;
  3. ask important questions about social issues and suggest what might happen depending on different moral choices;
  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. make links between Jesus’ life and teaching and different forms of Christian action, such as in rituals and charitable acts;
  2. describe and compare different ideas Christians may have about developing their relationship with God, through prayer, pilgrimage or personal ‘spiritual’ experience;
  3. describe how Christians express beliefs about Jesus as ‘Son of God’ and ‘Saviour’ in worship and art;
  4. describe and compare different ideas Christians may have about salvation and life after death with reference to key texts;
  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. make links between some texts and symbols from religion and belief and guidance on how to live a good life;
  2. describe and compare how important aspects of a religion or belief are celebrated and remembered by different communities;
  3. describe and compare different ways of demonstrating a commitment to a tradition of religion and belief;
  4. describe and compare different ideas from the tradition being studied about the meanings of life and death with reference to key texts;
  5. provide good reasons for the views they have and the connections they make.

 

Upper Key Stage 2 - Long Term Map

Upper Key Stage 2 - Vocabulary