Y4 Religious Education

Areas of study
  • Harvest: How and why do Jews celebrate Sukkot?
  • What philosophical questions do stories raise?
  • Christianity and Judaism: Is religion what you say or what you do?
  • The Church Year: Is Easter a festival of new life or sacrifice?
  • Judaism: What is important for Jews about being part of God's family?
What pupil will be learning: Describing religion and making links to their own experiences Level 3
  • Use a developing religious vocabulary to describe some key features of religions, recognising similarities and differences
  • Make links between beliefs and sources, including religious stories and sacred texts
  • Begin to identify the impact religion has on believer's lifestyles
  • Describe some forms of religious expression
  • Identify what influences them, making links between aspects of their own and others' experiences
  • Ask important questions about religious beliefs and lifestyles, linking their own and others' responses
  • Make links between values and commitments and their own attitudes and behaviour
Milestone 2: End of KS2
AT 1 Learning about Religion and Belief

  • describe the key aspects of religions, especially people, stories and traditions that influence beliefs and values
  • describe the variety of practices and ways of life in religions and understand how these stem from, and are closely connected to, beliefs and teachings
  • identify and begin to describe the similarities and the differences 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 understand religious and other responses to ultimate and ethical questions
  • use specialist vocabulary in communicating their knowledge and understanding
  • use and interpret information about religions from a range of sources.
AT 2 Learning from Religion and Beliefs
  • 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 within religious traditions, recognising how commitment to a religion is shown in a variety of ways
  • discuss their own and other's views of religious truth and belief, expressing their own ideas
  • reflect on right and wrong and their own and others' responses to them
  • reflect on sources of inspiration