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KS1 Beliefs and practices

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Key Stage 1: Area of Understanding - Beliefs and practices

Unit coverage

Programme of study
Pupils should have opportunities to:
Teaching & Learning outcomes (AT1)
Pupils should be able to:
Teaching & Learning outcomes (AT2)
Pupils should be able to:
explore beliefs and find out what people of faith believe
name some beliefs of two different faiths 

recognise beliefs that are the same for different faiths
talk about what some faith members believe 

respect what other people say about their beliefs 
explore and discuss sacred stories
retell a faith story 


know which faith a story comes from 

name the holy books of different faiths 
say what they think a faith story means for the believer 

say why the story is important to a faith member 

respond to stories from holy books 
find out about different religious festivals and rituals

name some religious festivals and celebrations 


describe and explain some traditions linked to religious festivals 

compare similarities and differences in religious festivals 
reflect on important days in the year and how faith members celebrate them 

ask questions about the ways in which people of faith celebrate


suggest reasons why festivals and rituals are important
find out about different ways in which people worship
name different ways people may worship 


describe and compare forms of worship common to more than one faith 
talk about what they find interesting or puzzling about the ways people worship 

share views on the importance of worship in the life of a believer
explore a place of worship and how the building is used
name different parts and important artefacts in a place of worship 


describe how the building and its artefacts are used in different ways 
make response to being in a place of worship and the artefacts they see there 

reflect on how faith members use the place and the artefacts
find out about how a person of faith lives their life
explain how a person shows religion in their life compare the daily life of children from two different faiths
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