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KS2 Beliefs and practices

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Key Stage 2: Areas of Understanding - Beliefs and practices
Programme of study
Pupils should have opportunities to:
Teaching & Learning outcomes (AT1)
Pupils should be able to:
Teaching & Learning outcomes (AT2)
Pupils should be able to:
investigate the life and key teachings of faith founders and make links with key religious beliefs
identify key events in the lives of faith founders 

give examples of the teaching of a faith founder

explain the significance of the key teachings of faith founders for faith members 
reflect on the impact of the faith founders on those around them

express thoughts and feelings about why the teaching of a faith founder influences followers 

consider how key teachings may impact on faith members and the community 
explore teachings of significant religious people

describe the teachings of significant religious people, identifying some similarities and differences 

investigate how significant religious people are inspired
reflect on the teachings of significant religious people and how these teachings impact on society 

reflect on what influences religious people 
investigate the significance of religious festivals and rituals
compare the experiences of different people participating in a religious festival or celebration 
show understanding of the way participating in a festival may impact on the life of a faith member
consider the positive aspects of participating in religious celebrations 

reflect and share how religious celebrations have an impact on the community
investigate different forms of worship

describe some different ways people communicate with their God

show how forms of worship are expressions of belief
consider the meaning of different forms of religious worship

express thoughts about the importance of worship for faith members
explore the diversity and significance of local religious places to faith groups and members of the community

describe the uses of sacred places, symbols and artefacts by believers and the community

compare activities at different places of worship

show understanding of what is sacred for believers in religious places
share thoughts and feelings about sacred spaces and their use

explain how activities at local places of worship create a sense of community

explain the impact of a sacred place on believers
explore how a person of faith may make a special journey
compare key places of pilgrimage and identify why a faith member might go there

describe and show understanding of actions carried out by a pilgrim before, during and after pilgrimage
reflect on the reasons a faith member may make a special journey

suggest ideas about the meaning of pilgrimage to a believer and the impact on their life


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