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Curriculum Intent

St Thomas’s Religious Education scheme helps pupils to explore big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live.  It gives children the opportunity to make sense of religion and to reflect on their own ideas and ways of living.

Key Stage 1 overview

Pupils will:

  • develop their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews.
  • understand and use basic subject-specific vocabulary.
  • raise questions.
  • reflect on their own and other people’s motives, feelings and ethics.

begin to express their own views.

Key Stage 2 overview

Pupils will:

  • extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews
  • recognise their local, national and global contexts.
  • be introduced to an extended range of sources and subject-specific vocabulary.
  • be encouraged to be curious and to ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life.

learn to express their own ideas in response to the material they engage with, identifying relevant information, selecting examples and giving reasons to support their ideas and views