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Religious Education

Throughout KS1, pupils explore Christianity, and the other Core Areas (Buddhism, Hinduism, Humanism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism).  They learn about different beliefs and 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 to others, valuing themselves, reflecting on their own feelings and experiences and developing a sense of belonging.  (Widening Horizons 2022-2026)

KS1 Religious Education Curriculum 2023-2024
  Autumn 1 Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1

Theme: Creation Story

Q: Does God want Christians to look after the world?

Theme: Christmas

Q: What gift would I have given to Jesus if he had been born in Feltham, not in Bethlehem?

Theme: Jesus as a Friend

Q: Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?

Theme: Easter - Palm Sunday

Q: Why did the crowds welcome Jesus like a king or celebrity on Palm Sunday?

Theme: Shabbat

Q: Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?

Theme: Prayer at home

Q: Does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in their everyday life?

Year 2

Theme: What did Jesus teach?

Q: Is it possible to be kind to everyone, all the time? 

Theme: Christmas - Jesus as a gift from God

Q: Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world? 

Theme: Hindu Beliefs

Q: How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?

Theme: Easter - Resurrection

Q: How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after his crucifixion?

Theme: Community & Belonging

Q: Does going to a Mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?

Theme: The Amrit Ceremony and the Khalsa

 Q: Does joining the Khalsa make a person a better Sikh?