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KS2 Identity and values

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Key Stage 2: Areas of Understanding - Identity and values
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 issues of justice and freedom

explore religious stories with the way believers are expected to behave 

describe what freedom means to people of faith 

show understanding of the beliefs and feelings of faith members who have experienced injustice 
consider how they are expected to behave and where these rules come from 

explain what freedom means to them 

share experiences of injustice and explain their hopes and dreams for a just world
explore religious teachings of forgiveness and reconciliation


describe the ways in which people of faith have demonstrated forgiveness and reconciliation

identify the impact of a religious teaching such as forgiveness on a believer’s actions

identify the impact that reconciliation has on community harmony 
recognise situations where they need to forgive or be forgiven and ways they might enable this to happen

give examples of conflicts that have been resolved within the family, school or community 

appreciate the power of forgiveness and reconciliation in the world
explore how values provide rules for living and may be influenced by religious belief

give examples of beliefs and values from different faiths and consider how they influence rules for living

investigate the impact of religious beliefs, values and rules on the life of a believer 
consider the beliefs, values and rules in their lives which may be similar to religious rules 


explain the challenges that believers face when following religious beliefs, values and rules 
explore religious rituals that show identity and belonging in different religious traditions

explain the significance and use of symbols and artefacts in rites of passage 

show how the milestones of life give a sense of identity and belonging for faith members 
compare the symbolism associated with rites of passage in three faiths 

discuss the impact of rites of passage on faith members, their family and community 
explore commitment as demonstrated in the lives and work of significant people of faith

describe the effect of life-changing events on the commitment of significant people of faith 

explain why significant people of faith acted according to their commitments 
share ideas as to how the lives of significant people of faith have affected the lives of others 

explain how people are inspired by actions of significant people of faith 

 

 

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