Religious Education (R.E)

Throughout their time in school the children will be taught about different world religions, as well as discussing the views of those without religons.

Through studying these religions the children will develop the skills to talk about personal feelings, ideas, experiences and beliefs. They will begin to ask questions about beliefs and investigate religious materials. They will begin to ask about the significance and meaning of religious beliefs and practices and develop an understanding of how different beliefs and practices connect together. As they move through the school, they will use evidence to support ideas and arguments.

Below are the Learning Objectives for each year group and the religions they cover:

FOUNDATION STAGE

CHRISTIANITY:

I can:

  • Talk about how Christians describe God eg as creator.

  • Talk about who Christians say Jesus is eg say why they think he might be special.

  • Explain the Bible is the Christian’s holy book.

  • Retell a few key aspects of the Christmas story eg Jesus came to earth and was born in a stable; his parents were Mary and Joseph.

  • Retell a few key aspects of the Easter story eg Jesus came into Jerusalem on a donkey he died and came back to life.

  • Understand that the Bible tells stories that help Christians think about God & Jesus.

  • Talk about some things Christians do in church.

  • Begin to show curiosity and ask questions about Christian stories.


KEY STAGE ONE:
Christianity and  Judaism 

YEAR 1:

CHRISTIANITY:

I can:

  • Talk about who Christians say Jesus is e.g. called the Son of God; God made man.

  • Explain the Bible is a Christian’s holy book and the Church is an important place of worship.

  • Recall the main events from the Christmas Bible stories linking these stories with Christianity:

For example, put six pictures in order to show what happened on the first Christmas.

  • Recall the main events from the Easter Bible stories linking these stories with Christianity:

For example, recall and order the five key events that happened during Jesus’ last week on earth; entry into Jerusalem; Last Supper; arrest; crucifixion & resurrection.

YEAR 2:

CHRISTIANITY:

I can:

  • Talk about who Christians say Jesus is e.g. called the Son of God; God made man.

  • Explain the Bible is a Christian’s holy book and the Church is an important place of worship.

  • Recall the main events from the Christmas Bible stories linking these stories with Christianity:

For example, put six pictures in order to show what happened on the first Christmas.

  • Recall the main events from the Easter Bible stories linking these stories with Christianity:

For example, recall and order the five key events that happened during Jesus’ last week on earth; entry into Jerusalem; Last Supper; arrest; crucifixion & resurrection.

JUDAISM:

I can

  • Describe some of what happens at the synagogue & why Shabbat is important to Jews.

  • Describe at least three things a rabbi might do eg take part in a naming ceremony

  • Identify the Torah is a holy book for Jews & how the rules in the Torah can guide a Jew in their lives, eg why they believe it is wrong to steal.

  • Describe some of what happens at the synagogue


KEY STAGE TWO:

YEAR 3:

CHRISTIANITY:

I can:

  • Describe some of what happens at the synagogue & why Shabbat is important to Jews.

  • Describe at least three things a rabbi might do eg take part in a naming ceremony

  • Identify the Torah is a holy book for Jews & how the rules in the Torah can guide a Jew in their lives, eg why they believe it is wrong to steal.

  • Describe some of what happens at the synagogue

JUDAISM:

I can

  • Recall previous learning

  • Describe three key ways in which Jews celebrate. Explain why at least one festival is important, eg Passover; Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah.

  • Describe and explain why the Torah is important to Jews, eg given by God to Jews through Moses

ISLAM

I can:

  • Explain how Muslims describe Allah, eg using 99 names.

  • Know all Muslims believe Muhammad (pbuh) to be a ‘messenger of ‘God’, (Prophet of God).

  • Recognise a Qur’an and identify it with Islam. Explain how and why Muslims treat it with respect and believe it to be the exact words of ‘Allah’ (God).

YEAR 4:

JUDAISM:

I can:

  • Recall previous learning

  • Explain the key events in a Jew’s life (eg Bat/Bar Mitzvah) and suggest why they are important to Jews.

  • Explain at least 2 key aspects of the ‘covenant’ God made with the Jews making reference to key texts eg Abraham.

CHRISTIANITY:

I can:

  • Describe and suggest reasons why Christians call Jesus ‘Saviour’ using references from key texts studied, eg Creation; The Fall, Christmas; The Story of Zacchaeus & Easter.

  • Explain with reference to the creative arts how God has a salvation plan for humans.

  • Compare & contrast ‘infant’ and ‘believer’s baptism’, suggesting why they are important to Christians.

ISLAM:

I can:

  • Recall five key facts about the story of the ‘Night of Power’ Muhammad’s (pbuh) first revelation.

For example, Muhammad (pbuh) received messages from God; He told everyone that he was speaking words God gave him; people wrote them down exactly; the words later became the Qur’an and afterwards Muhammad (pbuh) became known to all Muslims as the ‘Prophet of God’.

  • Make a link between two Muslim artefacts (e.g. Qur’an stand and Prayer mat); fasting during Ramadan and the celebration of Id-ul-Fitr.

  • Explain how Muslims organisations help people in need.

YEAR 5:

CHRISTIANITY:

I can:

  • Explain the roles of ‘Father, Son and Holy Spirit’ (Trinity) in the Christian view of God.

  • Describe why Christians say Jesus is the ‘Son of God’; the ‘Christ’ and both ‘God and man’.  

  • Explain how the celebration of Easter links to the idea of Jesus reconciling people to God so that Christians can live forgiven in relationship with God, (sacrifice and reconciliation).

  • Suggest answers to questions that the resurrection of Jesus might raise.

  • Identify ways that Christians believe God is with them: prayer; worship; peace in hard times.

HINDUISM: 

 I can:

  • Outline some of the stories of Vishnu, Rama and Sita and explain their significance for a Hindu.

  • Describe how and suggest why Hindus celebrate Diwali and Holi.

  • Compare/contrast Hindu ways of welcoming a child with all religious/non-religious views previously studied.

  • Analyse and evaluate Hindu beliefs about reincarnation, vegetarianism & caring for the environment.

ISLAM:

I can:

  • Identify and understand that Muslims believe the Prophets who came before Muhammad (pbuh) all taught the same message.

  • Explain how Muslims believe that Muhammad (pbuh) is the last and final prophet.

  • Explain why the Qur’an is so important to Muslims.

  • Understand Muslims believe that to have ‘inner peace with God’ humans must follow and submit to Allah’s guidance and will.

  • Analyse how the main features of a mosque explain Muslim key beliefs.

YEAR 6:

CHRISTIANITY:

I can:

  • Identify and understand that Muslims believe the Prophets who came before Muhammad (pbuh) all taught the same message.

  • Explain how Muslims believe that Muhammad (pbuh) is the last and final prophet.

  • Explain why the Qur’an is so important to Muslims.

  • Understand Muslims believe that to have ‘inner peace with God’ humans must follow and submit to Allah’s guidance and will.

  • Analyse how the main features of a mosque explain Muslim key beliefs.

HINDUISM:

  • Identify key Hindu symbols and explain their meaning, eg Aum, Swastika.

  • Describe various forms of worship that happen in the Hindu Temple, including Puja.

  • Compare and contrast Hindu ways of understanding family with other religious/non-religious views about family.

  • Explain the Hindu idea of ‘Karma and how actions have consequences’. Compare and contrast with similar values found in other religious/non-religious viewpoints studied.

ISLAM:

  • Explain and assess how all Muslims are part of the ‘Ummah’ by showing how the Five Pillars enable Muslims to have peace with God.

  • Identify, describe and explain key Muslim beliefs related to Allah (God); marriage and life after death;

  • Describe three ways in which Muslim worship shows devotion to Allah making reference to life at home and in the mosque.

In Key Stage 2, Children are also encouraged to compare religions, looking at the links between their practices and also between the beliefs of those who do not follow a religion.

Children are given the opportunity to visit places of worship or are visited by members of faith communities.
We have a wide range of religious artefacts in school, as well as stories from different religions which enable the children to study each faith in depth.

 

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Cheshire
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