Y6 Religious Education

Areas of study
  • Harvest: What is the harvest of the spirit and what does it mean for me?
  • Buddhism:What does it mean to be a Buddhist? Can we all be enlightened?
  • Beliefs and actions in the world: What key beliefs influence people's faith and how do people of faith live out their lives?
  • Jesus: Who do people say I am? (e.g. Jesus explored through art)
What pupil will be learning: Explaining the impact of religion and expressing their own views of religious questions Level 5

Build on Yr 5 objectives and aim also to:
  • Use an increasingly wide religious vocabulary to explain the impact of beliefs upon individuals and communities
  • Describe why people belong to religions
  • Know that similarities and differences illustrate distinctive beliefs within and between religions and suggest reasons for this
  • Explain how religious sources are used to provide authoritative answers to ultimate questions and ethical issues, recognising diversity in forms of religious, spiritual and moral expression, with and between religions.
  • Pose, suggest answers to, questions of sacredness, identity, diversity, belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, values and commitments, relating them to their own and others' lives
  • Explain what inspires and influences them, expressing their own and other's views on the challenges of belonging to a religion.
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