Y1 Religious Education

Areas of study
  • Religion and Friendships: In this unit children will learn what it means to be a good friend. Children will explore stories of friendships through different religions.
  • Gifts and Giving: This unit will encourage children to think about different types of gifts we can give and why giving is important. Children will learn why Christmas can be important to many Christians and why Eid al-Fitr can be important to many Muslims. 
  • Places of Worship: In this unit about places of worship, children will consider what a place of worship is, before exploring key features of a Jewish synagogue, Hindu mandir and Christian church. 
  • Easter and Surprises: This unit will teach children about Easter and why it is such an important time for Christians. 
  • Caring For Others: This unit will teach children how they can be kind to each other and look after one another. Children will learn about kindness and the importance of caring for others, by exploring the values of different religions. 
  • Religions and Rituals: In this unit about religious rituals, children learn about what rituals are and how they differ to routines. Children explore the rituals associated with prayer for Muslims, worship for Hindus and Holy Communion for Christians. 
What pupil will be learning: Recognising and talking about religion Level 1:
  • To identify their own uniqueness and that of others
  • To appreciate the differences and similarities they encounter in others
  • To make distinctions between good and bad, right and wrong
Milestones - End of KS1
AT 1 Learning about Religion and Belief
  • explore a range of religious stories and sacred writings and talk about their meanings
  • name and explore a range of celebrations, worship and rituals in religion, noting similarities where appropriate
  • identify the importance, for some people, of belonging to a religion and recognise the difference this makes to their lives
  • explore how religious beliefs and ideas can be expressed through the arts and communicate their responses
  • identify and suggest meanings for religious symbols and begin to use a range of religious terms and ideas.
AT 2 Learning from Religion and Beliefs

  • reflect on and consider religious and spiritual feelings, experiences and concepts such as worship, wonder, praise, thanks, concern, joy and sadness
  • ask and respond imaginatively to puzzling questions, communicating their ideas
  • identify what matters to them and others, including those with religious commitments, and communicate their responses
  • reflect on how spiritual and moral values relate to their own behaviour
  • recognise that religious teachings and ideas make a difference to individuals, families and the local community.