Designing the curriculum for Key Stage 1
“Pupils should develop their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They should use basic subject-specific vocabulary. They should raise questions and begin to express their own views in response to the material they learn about, and in response to questions about their ideas” (NCFRE p18).
A balanced curriculum would include:
- Learning about the place of religion and belief in their local community – recognising diversity and the influence of those religions and worldviews, and exploring questions about the meaning, purpose and value of life
- Learning about key features of Christianity (selected from key beliefs, teaching and values behind celebrations and commemorations, patterns of worship, places of worship, and stories) exploring their significance for Christians
- Learning about key features of at least one other religion or non religious worldview (selected from key beliefs and, in the case of religion, teaching and values behind celebrations and commemorations, patterns of worship, places of worship, and stories ) exploring their significance for followers of that religion or worldview.
Exemplars of curricula developed for different school contexts will be available in Spring 2015