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Faith and Belief


Intent

Assessment Criteria for each Year group


Reception / Year 1 - Statements How Christians celebrate major festivals

Know how christians celebrate their festivals. Know what Christians do. Know about special times for Christians Know the parts of a church

Why Christians celebrate major festivals

Know why christians celebrate their festivals. Know some stories from Christianity. Know about some Christian historical ďŹ gures.

Family customs and traditions

Be able to about their own beliefs, family customs and traditions. Know some of the things that make them unique. Know where and how people belong. Know why belonging is important. Know what different people believe about God, humanity and the natural world.


Reception / Year 1 - Knowledge Christmas

Christmas is a Christian festival to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Easter

Easter is a festival to mark Jesus rising from the dead.

Church

A church is a place of worship for Christians.

Bible

The bible is a holy book that Christians read.

Christening

A Christening is a Christian ceremony at which a baby is christened.

Jesus

Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God.

Trinity

Christians believe in the trinity: father, son and holy spirit.

Festival

A festival is a day or period of celebration.

Celebration

A celebration is the act of celebrating an important day or event.

Belief

A belief is something that you think is true but cannot prove.

Tradition

A tradition is the handing down of a culture’s beliefs and customs over many years.

Religious Leader

A religious leader is someone who has authority or inuence in a religion.


Year 3 - Statements How Muslims celebrate major festivals

Understand beliefs and customs of Islam eg the 5 pillars. Know all about the Holy Qur’an, how it is used by Muslims, know what Muslims learn from the Qur’an. Know the main features of a mosque, how it used by Muslims, the history of the local mosque, role of the mosque in the community.

Why Muslims celebrate major festivals

Understand the significance of Ramadan. Know why Muslims celebrate Eid. Stories from Islam: know how and why they are sacred to Islam. Leaders and Teachers: know all about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), know how and why Muslims follow his example.

Worship, Pilgrimage and Sacred Places.

Know about islamic art: calligraphy and geometric patterns. Know about prayer and pilgrimage to Makkah/Mecca


Year 3 - Knowledge Eid

Eid is the name given to two Muslim festivals.

Halal

Halal food is meat prepared for Muslims.

Mosque

A mosque is a place of Islamic worship.

5 Pillars

There are 5 pillars of practise in Islam.

Qur’an

The qur’an is a holy book Muslims read.

Allah

Allah is an Arabic word for god.

Faith

Faith is complete trust in someone or something.

Sacred Place

A sacred place is a place that is thought of as holy to a particular religion.

Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage is a journey made to a sacred place that is thought of as an act of worship.

Tradition

A tradition is the handing down of a culture’s beliefs and customs over many years.

Religious Leader

A religious leader is someone who has authority or influence in a religion.

Religion

Religion is a particular system of faith and worship.

Belief

A belief is something that you think is true but cannot prove.

Festival

A festival is a day or period of celebration.

Worship

Worship is showing reverence and adoration for a deity.

Celebration

A celebration is the act of celebrating an important day or event.


Year 4 - Statements Main beliefs of Hinduism

Discuss the main beliefs of Hinduism and the major Hindu festivals. Know about Dharma and how Hindus live their lives. Discuss and debate the main beliefs of Hinduism in comparison with Islam and Christianity.

How do Hindus Worship?

Know about Hindu customs and traditions. Know how Hindus worship Brahman. Know why some occasions are sacred to Hindu believers.

Journey of Life and Death

Know about karma and reincarnation and how these inuence how Hindus live their lives.


Year 4 - Knowledge Diwali

Diwali is a Hindu festival of light lasting for 5 days.

Holi

Holi is the Hindu festival of colours.

Mandir

Hindu people worship in a temple called a Mandir.

Hinduism

Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world.

Sanskrit

Hindu scriptures are written in the ancient language of Sanskrit.

Enlightenment

Hindus believe that the purpose of life is to attain to self-realization or enlightenment.

Faith

Faith is complete trust in someone or something.

Sacred Place

A sacred place is a place that is thought of as holy to a particular religion.

Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage is a journey made to a sacred place that is thought of as an act of worship.

Tradition

A tradition is the handing down of a culture’s beliefs and customs over many years.

Religious Leader

A religious leader is someone who has authority or inuence in a religion.

Religion

Religion is a particular system of faith and worship.

Belief

A belief is something that you think is true but cannot prove.

Festival

A festival is a day or period of celebration.

Worship

Worship is showing reverence and adoration for a deity.

Celebration

A celebration is the act of celebrating an important day or event.


Year 4 - Statements Main beliefs of Sikhism

Discuss the main beliefs of Sikhism and the major Sikh festivals. Know about what the Guru Granth Sahib teaches about a Sikhs’ relationship with the Creator, world and life. Discuss and debate the main beliefs of Sikhism in comparison with Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. Know about the Sikh values and purpose.

How do Sikhs Worship?

Know how Sikhs celebrate Diwali and Vaisakhi. Know how Sikhs worship at home and in the gurdwara. Know about Seva and how Sikhs accomplish this.

Journey of Life and Death

Know why some occasions are sacred to Sikh believers. Know what Sikhs believe about life after death.


Year 4 - Knowledge Diwali

Diwali is a Sikh festival celebrating the 6th Guru’s release from prison.

Gurdwara

Sikhs worship in a temple called the gurdwara.

Guru Granth Sahib

The Sikh holy book is called ‘Guru Granth Sahib.’

5 Articles

Sikhs wear the 5 articles of faith.

Vaisakhi

Sikh New Year is called Vaisakhi.

Religious Symbol

A religious symbol is a symbol that represents a certain religion.

Sacred Place

A sacred place is a place that is thought of as holy to a particular religion.

Religious Leader

A religious leader is someone who has authority or influence in a religion.

Religion

Religion is a particular system of faith and worship.

Belief

A belief is something that you think is true but cannot prove.

Festival

A festival is a day or period of celebration.


Year 5 - Statements Main beliefs of Sikhism

How do Sikhs Worship?

Journey of Life and Death

Discuss and question the main beliefs and customs of Judaism. Know about the Jewish holy text (The Torah). Compare similarities and differences between Judaism and all other religions learnt.

Know how religious symbols and spiritual ideas are expressed in Judaism. Know about the most important festivals in Judaism. Know how Jews worship in the local synagogue

Know why some occasions such as The Shabbat are important and sacred to Jewish believers. Know about the Jewish concept ‘Tikkun Olam’ and how this links to environmental issues.


Year 5 - Knowledge Passover

Passover is one of the most important Jewish festivals.

Synagogue

A synagogue is a place of worship for Jewish people.

Kosher

Jewish people eat Kosher food.

Kippah

The kippah is a hat that Jewish men wear.

The Torah

The Torah is the holy book that Jewish people read in Hebrew.

Shabbat

Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest.

Religious Symbol

A religious symbol is a symbol that represents a certain religion.

Sacred Place

A sacred place is a place that is thought of as holy to a particular religion.

Religious Leader

A religious leader is someone who has authority or inuence in a religion.

Religion

Religion is a particular system of faith and worship.

Belief

A belief is something that you think is true but cannot prove.

Festival

A festival is a day or period of celebration.


Year 6 - Statements Main beliefs of Buddhism

How do Buddhists Worship?

Meaning and Purpose

Discuss and question the main beliefs and customs of Buddhism. Compare similarities and differences between Buddhism and all other religions learnt.

Know about the life of the Buddha. Know about Buddhists holy text (Tipitaka). Know how Buddhists worship in the local temple. Know that the Buddha’s teachings are known as the Dharma. Know about the 4 Noble Truths. Know how religious symbols and spiritual ideas are expressed in Buddhism. Know about the lifestyle and of Buddhist monks and nuns and how they live their life by the Ten Moral Precepts.

Main beliefs of Humanism

Discuss and question the main beliefs of Humanism Know the values that Humanists live by. Know the reasons why Humanists do not believe in any god or gods: Atheism and Agnosticism.

How do Humanists Worship?

Discuss and question the main beliefs of Humanism Know the values that Humanists live by. Know the reasons why Humanists do not believe in any god or gods: Atheism and Agnosticism.

Beliefs in Action

Know how Humanists respond to global issues of human rights, fairness, social justice and the importance of the environment. Know how Humanists aim to live a morally good life.


Phase 4 Criteria Series 8: Retrieval of all Religions Taught So Far Retrieval of Christianity. See Christianity Criteria. Retrieval of Islam. See Islam Criteria. Retrieval of Hinduism. See Hinduism Criteria. Retrieval of Sikhism. See Sikhism Criteria. Retrieval of Judaism. See Judaism Criteria. Retrieval of Buddhism. See Buddhism Criteria. Retrieval of Humanism See Humanism Criteria.


Implement Pedagogical approach to the domain


Coverage

Faith and Belief Curriculum

Block 1 Sep

Block 2 Oct

Oct

Nov

Block 3 Nov

Dec

Jan

Block 4 Jan

Feb

Mar

Block 5 Mar

Apr

May

Block 6 May

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Christianity

Sikhism

Buddhism

Islam

Judaism

Humanism

Hinduism

Retrieval

Jun

Jun

Jul

Jul


Pedagogy Each series has a section on etymology of words (4 words for each religion). Please plan the explicit teaching of the etymology of these words into the episodes. Each series has a section on music linked to the religion. Please either play this music throughout the lesson whilst the children are working or use it to teach explicitly about the music linked to the religion. Each series has a section on art linked to the religion. Please use these examples to teach explicitly about art linked to the religion. Each series has a slide with Fulbridge Academy ‘s Oracy Roles. Please use these oracy roles when the children are discussing and debating in the episodes. Each series has a contact/website for a local place of worship. Please use these to plan the visit that your phase has planned for the year. Each series has a Useful Websites for Planning at the end of the slides. Please use the religious artefacts as a form as explicit teaching for each religion. Each phase has a box of religious artefacts for the religions that they cover situated in their phase cupboards.


Faith and Belief Lesson Structure

5 mins

Retrieval

Retrieve Information from the previous session.

10 mins

Introduce Content

Show the different content that we are learning.

15 mins

Teach

Explicitly model the skill to use the content with the children

25 mins

Skills

Skill and application of specific area of the curriculum Knowledge

5 mins

Review

Review the learning that has been made within the session


Impact Formative and Summative assessment strategies


Assessment Strategies Variability

Instant feedback

Retrieval

Feedback Booklets

Moderation & pupil work review

Teacher Assessment

Standardised Test SATS Short Term Cycle

Medium Term cycle

Long Term Cycle

Frequency

*Short Term Cycle - during and after daily lessons *Medium Term Cycle - teacher assessment every 2 to 4 weeks *Long Term Cycle - summative assessment every term or at the end of Key Stage


Formative Strategies Instant feedback for the teacher is received through a range of questioning and assessment for learning Instant feedback

strategies, to check pupil understanding. In addition, children receive instant feedback of their own learning through marking their own work. The instant feedback is used to inform teachers of the pace of the lesson, the scaffolding required and future learning. At the start of each lesson children are asked questions around four areas of maths that have been previously learnt. This informs teaching staff of the knowledge and skills that have been retained and provides opportunities for further guidance or scaffolding. Retrieval of previous learning is also encouraged throughout

Retrieval

lessons. Retrieval practice informs upcoming teaching and learning. At several points within the year, a maths lesson will be dedicated to retrieving information that has been learnt in the previous weeks. The answers recorded from this then inform a gap ďŹ ll session to reteach areas that were less secure within the class. In every lesson, teachers and staff will record speciďŹ c notes about positive learning and misconception in the

Feedback Booklets

classroom. This will then be used to inform future summative assessment strategies including moderation and teacher assessments. As well as this, the content from feedback booklets is used to plan effective gap ďŹ ll lessons and inform which children require pre teach before future learning.


Summative Strategies

Teacher Assessments are recorded each term based on a collation of formative and summative assessments.

Teacher Assessment

These assessments are a quick and easy check to whether the children is still on track to meet the end of year expectations, if they are below this or above this, Final teacher assessment data is reported to parents at the end of the academic year.

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