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Religious Education




Learning about Religion

Pupils should be taught to:

  • describe the key aspects of religion, especially the people, stories and traditions that influence the beliefs and values of others
  • describe the variety of practices and ways of life in religions and understand how these stem from, and are closely connected with, beliefs and teachings
  • identify and begin to describe the similarities and differences within and between religions
  • investigate the significance of religion in the local, national and global communities
  • consider the meaning of a range of forms of religious expression, understand why they are important in religion and note links between them
  • describe and begin to understand religious and other responses to ultimate and ethical questions
  • use specialist vocabulary in communicating their knowledge and understanding
  • use an interpret information about religion from a range of sources

Learning from Religion

Pupils should be taught to:

  • reflect on what it means to belong to a faith community, communicating their own and others’ responses
  • respond to the challenges of commitment both in their own lives and with religious traditions, recognising how commitment to a religion is shown in a variety of ways
  • discus their own and others’ views of religious truth and belief, expressing their own ideas
  • reflect on ideas of right and wrong and their own and others’ responses to them

reflect on sources of inspiration in their own and others’ lives