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Religious Education

 Year

Coverage

Progression

Year 1

Christianity

  • Stories about Jesus
  • Miracles
  • Baptism of Jesus
  • Boy in the temple
  • Calling of Christmas
  • Creation
  • Living a Christian Life

Judaism

  • Leaders and Teachers
  • Special Meals
  • Shabbat
  • Family
  • Mezuzah
  • Star of David
  • Pentecost

Applying

  • Recognise some simple words like festival or celebration
  • Recognise that different people belong to different religions
  • Talk about the feelings I have about important symbols

Interpreting

  • Recognise that different people belong to different religions

Reflecting

  • Think about things that puzzle and interest me
  • Join in when we have times for thinking quietly

Expressing

  • Remember some of the stories and celebrations I have been taught
  • Talk about my feelings and experiences

Empathising

  • Recognise and describe things that are special to me and other people

Observing

  • Recognise and name some things to do with religion

Responding

  • Join in when we talk about things to do with religion

Interpreting

  • Recognise that different people belong to different religions

Year 2

Christianity

  • Parables
  • Saints
  • Advent/Christmas
  • Church in the Community
  • Baptism
  • Easter
  • Pentecost
  • Living a Christian Life

 

Hinduism

  • Holi Day
  • Diwali
  • Celebrations
  • Symbols
  • Believing in one God
  • Gods and Goddesses

 

 

 

 

 

Applying

  • Use some simple words correctly when I talk about religions
  • Talk about the feelings I have about important symbols
  • Recognise and describe accurately some things to do with religion

Evaluating

  • Talk about important puzzling questions and ideas
  • Describe the feelings I have about things that are important to me

Observing

  • Recognise, name and describe accurately some things to do with religion

Interpreting

  • Talk about the meaning of an important symbol like water, light or fire
  • Recognise that different people belong to different religions
  • Talk about the meaning of an important symbol to me

Analysing

  • Talk about the meaning of some religious stories, celebrations or symbols 
  • Give examples of different ways in which people show how religion is important to them
  • Describe some of the beliefs and teachings of a religion I have studied
  • Describe some of the ways in which people show that religion is important

Evaluating

  • Describe the feelings I have about things that are important to me
  • Talk about important puzzling questions and ideas
  • Discuss my own and other people’s ideas about things which we value

Empathising

  • Describe how special times, places, or experiences are important or sacred to some people
  • Recognise and describe things that are special to me and other people

Reflecting

  • Talk about the things in my mind after moments of quiet reflection

Responding

  • Join in when we talk about things to do with religion

Expressing

  • Describe different feelings and experiences

Questioning

  • Begin to ask my own questions when I find out about religion

Year 3

Christianity

  • Inspired by Jesus
  • Jesus and his teachings
  • Rules make society
  • Sermon on the mount
  • The new commandment
  • Easter
  • Pentecost
  • Living a Christian Life

 

Judaism

  • The Torah
  • Life of Moses
  • Burning Bush
  • Plagues
  • Commandments

 

Islam

  • Life of Muhammad
  • 99 name of Allah
  • Qur’an
  • Islamic calligraphy

 

 

Observing

Recognise and describe accurately some things to do with religion

Talk about the meaning of some religious stories, celebrations or symbols

Recognise and describe accurately some things to do with religion

Analysing

Describe some of the beliefs and teachings of a religion I have studied

Talk about the meaning of some religious stories, celebrations or symbols

Describe some of the ways in which people show that religion is important

Give examples of ways different people show religion is important to them

Evaluating

Talk about important puzzling questions and ideas

Discuss my own and other people’s ideas about the things which we value

Describe the feelings I have about things that are important to me

Empathising

Recognise religious questions and talk about different people’s ideas about these questions

Describe how special times/places or experiences are important or sacred to some people

Questioning

Ask a range of good questions when I study religion

Begin to ask my own questions when I find out about a religion

Reflecting

Talk about the things in my mind after moments of quiet reflection

Describe different ways in which people reflect at special times or in special places

Expressing

Describe different feelings and experiences

Applying

Begin to explain simply some of the links between different features of a religion

Describe what the word ‘symbol’ means and give examples from my own experience

Interpreting

Define some of the key words we use when I study religion

Year 4

Christianity

  • Pilgrimage
  • Special Places
  • Christmas
  • Worship in the Church
  • Different denominations
  • Church community
  • Life of the Vicar
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Lent
  • Temptation
  • Easter
  • Pentecost
  • Living a Christian Life

 

Islam 

  • The Five Pillars

 

Judaism

  • Worship in the synagogue
  • Feature of the synagogue

 

 

 

Applying

  • Begin to explain simply some of the links between different features of a religion

Analysing

  • Describe some of the ways in which people show that religion is important
  • Describe some of the beliefs and teachings of a religion I have studied

Reflecting

  • Describe different ways in which people reflect at special times or in special places

Applying

  • Begin to explain simply some of the links between different features of a religion
  • Describe what the word symbol means and give examples
  • Explain some of the ways in which religion can influence a person’s life

Analysing

  • Describe some of the ways in which people show that religion is important
  • Describe some of the beliefs and teachings of a religion I have studied

Questioning

  • Ask a range of good questions when I study religion

Empathising

  • Describe how special times, places, or experiences are important or sacred to some people
  • Recognise religious questions and talk about different people’s ideas about these questions
  • Begin to explain simply some of the links between different features of a religion
  • Recognise religious questions and talk about different people’s ideas about these questions

Evaluating

  • Discuss my own and other people’s ideas about things which we value

Interpreting

  • Define some key words we use when I study religion
  • Explain why different people think some things are special or sacred

Year 5

Christianity

  • Ceremonies
  • Confirmation
  • Marriage
  • Funerals
  • Christmas
  • Jesus and Authority
  • The World Wide Church
  • Easter
  • Living a Christian Life

 

 

Islam

  • The journey of life
  • Birth
  • Marriage
  • Death/Life after Death

 

Judaism

  • Birth
  • Birthdays
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Marriage
  • Death

 

Researching

  • Give an accurate and detailed account of important features, beliefs and teachings of a religion I have studied

Empathising

  • Recognise religious questions and talk about different people’s ideas about these questions
  • Describe how special times, places or experiences are important or sacred to some people

Analysing

  • Describe some of the beliefs and teachings of a religion I have studied
  • Identify religious or ultimate questions and describe how different people have responded to these questions
  • Describe simple similarities and differences both within and between religions
  • Describe some ways in which people show that religion is important to them

Applying

  • Explain some of the ways in which religion can influence a person’s life Begin to explain simply some of the links between different features of a religion

Interpreting

  • Explain the meaning of a range of terms used when studying religion
  • Explain why different people think some things are special or sacred
  • Explain different people’s ideas about the things they value in life OR their ‘vision of life’ 

Questioning

  • Suggest and use a range of good questions when I study religions

Reflecting

  • Explain why many people think it is important to reflect and how they use different things to help them
  • Describe different ways in which people reflect at special times or in special places

Evaluating

  • Describe a range of different  meanings of important symbols
  • Describe a range of different meanings of important symbols which I have encountered in my own life
  • Describe some of the ways in which people show that religion is important 
  • Discuss my own and other people’s ideas about things which  we value

Year 6

Christianity

  • The Bible
  • Mary Jones
  • Christmas
  • Eucharist/communion
  • Prayers
  • Easter
  • Pentecost
  • Living a Christian Life

 

Judaism

  • Menorah
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Hannukkah
  • Pesach 1 & 2

 

Sikhism

  • Guru Nanak/Guru Granth Sahib/The Gurdwara
  • 5Ks
  • Symbols
  • Festivals

Interpreting

  • Define some of the key words we use when I study religion
  • Explain the meaning of a range of terms used when studying religion
  • Explain why different people think some things are special or sacred
  • Explain different people’s ideas about the things they value in life or their vision of life

Evaluating

  • Discuss my own and other people’s ideas about things which we value

Questioning

  • Ask a range of good questions when I study religion
  • Suggest and use a range of good questions when I study religions

Empathising

  • Describe how special times, places, or experiences are important or sacred to some people

Applying

  • Explain some of the ways in which religion can influence a person’s life
  • Begin to explain simply some of the links between different  features of a religion

Analysing

  • Identify religious or ultimate questions and describe how different people have responded to these questions
  • Describe simple similarities and differences both within and between religions

Reflecting

  • Explain why many people think it is important to reflect and how they use different things to help them
  • Describe different ways in which people reflect at special times or in special places

Researching

  • Give an accurate and detailed account of important features, beliefs and teachings of a religion I have studied

Expressing/Questioning

  • Give a clear account of an example of a way in which religion has influenced the life of an individual or community on moral and ultimate questions

Responding/Evaluating

  • Give my opinion on a religious issue and give some reasons for this

Expressing/Interpreting

  • Give a clear account of a wide range of different features and can explain the key beliefs and teachings of a religion

Empathising/Reflecting

  • Explain and compare different ways in which people, religious and non-religious, create opportunities to reflect on life

Researching/Interpreting

  • Explain the meaning of a range of terms used when studying religion

 

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