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The Northcote Religious Education Curriculum

Y6 art work on Hindu Gods.

October 2014 Connecting Classrooms Visit: Work on Hinduism.

Find out more about Hinduism, the religion the pupils worship in our linked school, Pakkiyam National College.

Find out more about Hinduism, the religion the pupils worship in our linked school, Pakkiyam National College. 1

At Northcote, we follow the Liverpool agreed syllabus for Religious Education.


In KS1 we learn ABOUT religion:


a) explore a range of religious stories and sacred writings and talk about their meanings
b) name and explore a range of celebrations, worship and rituals in religion, noting similarities where appropriate
c) identify the importance, for some people, of belonging to a religion and recognise the difference this makes to their lives
d) explore how religious beliefs and ideas can be expressed through the arts and communicate their responses
e) identify and suggest meanings for religious symbols and begin to use a range of

religious words


In KS1 we learn FROM religion:


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


In KS2 we learn ABOUT religion:


a) describe the key aspects of religions, especially the people, stories and traditions that influence the beliefs and values of others
b) describe the variety of practices and ways of life in religions and understand how these stem from, and are closely connected with, beliefs and teachings
c) identify and begin to describe the similarities and differences within and between religions
d) investigate the significance of religion in the local, national and global communities
e) consider the meaning of a range of forms of religious expression, understand why they are important in religion and note links between them
f) describe and begin to understand religious and other responses to ultimate and ethical questions
g) use specialist vocabulary in communicating their knowledge and understanding
h) use and interpret information about religions from a range of sources


In KS2 we learn FROM religion:


a) reflect on what it means to belong to a faith community, communicating their own and others’ responses
b) 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
c) discuss their own and others’ views of religious truth and belief, expressing their own ideas
d) reflect on ideas of right and wrong and their own and others’ responses to them
e) reflect on sources of inspiration in their own and others' lives