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KS2 Meaning and purpose

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Key Stage 2: Areas of Understanding - Meaning and purpose
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:
explore how people express their beliefs through personal symbols and artefacts

explain how personal symbols and artefacts relate to religious beliefs

explain how artefacts and symbols express the beliefs of two different faith members 
consider why personal artefacts are meaningful 

be creative in showing how believers may express themselves through symbols and artefacts 
consider some ultimate questions

identify what makes some questions ultimate 

offer answers to an ultimate question from different faith perspectives 
suggest answers to some ultimate questions 

compare their responses to an ultimate question with that of a faith member, respecting all viewpoints 
explore beliefs about how the universe began
compare different faith beliefs about how the universe began  express thoughts and beliefs about how the universe began 
recognise that the Earth is unique and consider the concept of stewardship

give reasons why people of faith have a sense of awe and wonder about the Earth 

compare religious teachings to see how faith members should care for the Earth 

investigate how faith members show care for the environment 
share feelings about the sense of awe and wonder in the natural world 

share thoughts on how and why religions treat the world with respect 

show understanding of stewardship and suggest actions everyone can take 
consider what motivates faith believers to get involved in different causes

investigate the work of a religious charity 
explain the values that motivate people of faith to respond to a cause 
say why they think religions do charitable work 
give reasons why people may choose to make sacrifices to improve the lives of others 


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