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Religious Education

To understand beliefs and teachings

Key Indicators

  • Describe some of the main festivals, celebrations and teachings of a religion.

To understand practices and lifestyles

Key Indicators

  • Recognise, name and describe some religious artefacts, places and practices.

To understand how beliefs are conveyed

Key Indicators

  • Name and explain the meaning of some religious symbols.

To reflect

Key Indicators

  • Identify the things that are important in one's own life and compare these to religious beliefs.
  • Relate emotions to some of the experiences of religious figures studied.
  • Ask questions about puzzling aspects of life.

To understand values

Key Indicators

  • Identify how one has to make choices in life.
  • Explain how actions affect others.
  • Show an understanding of the term 'morals'.

To understand beliefs and teachings

Key Indicators

  • Present the key teachings and beliefs of a religion, making reference to religious figures.

To understand practices and lifestyles

Key Indicators

  • Identify religious artefacts and buildings and explain how and why they are used.
  • Explain some of the religious practices of both clerics and individuals.

To understand how beliefs are conveyed

Key Indicators

  • Identify religious symbolism in literature and the arts.

To reflect

Key Indicators

  • Show an understanding that personal experiences and feelings influence attitudes and actions.
  • Give some reasons why religious figures may have acted as they did.
  • Ask questions that have no universally agreed answers.

To understand values

Key Indicators

  • Explain how beliefs affect people's behaviour.
  • Discuss and give opinions on stories involving moral dilemmas.

To understand beliefs and teachings

Key Indicators

  • Explain how some teachings and beliefs are shared between religions.
  • Explain how religious beliefs shape the lives of individuals and communities.

To understand practices and lifestyles

Key Indicators

  • Compare and contrast the lifestyles of different faith groups and give reasons why some within the same faith may adopt different lifestyles.
  • Show an understanding of the role of a spiritual leader.

To understand how beliefs are conveyed

Key Indicators

  • Explain some of the different ways that individuals show their beliefs.

To reflect

Key Indicators

  • Recognise and express feelings about one's own identities. ┬áRelate these to religious beliefs or teachings.
  • Explain ideas about some answers to ultimate questions and why answers may differ between individuals.

To understand values

Key Indicators

  • Explain why different religious communities or individuals may have different views of what is right and wrong.
  • Show an awareness of morals and right and wrong beyond rules (i.e. wanting to act in a certain way despite rules).
  • Express own values and remain respectful of those with different values.
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