A pen portrait of a child’s RE journey:
All children experience their RE curriculum through the Kent agreed syllabus supported by Canterbury Diocese and RE Today resources.
By the end of EYFS the children will have developed knowledge through the Creation, Incarnation, Salvation, stories from the Old and New Testament and stories from World Faiths. They will have started to ask questions about what they hear and see. They will be responding to the stories they hear and be able to retell them. They will have started to develop their Religious literacy through vocabulary sessions. They will be able to make links to their own feelings and lives.
By the end of Year 1 children will have developed knowledge through Judaism, God, Incarnation, Salvation and Gospel. They will be asking and answering their own questions through their retelling and developing ideas of their own. They will be able to give and account and express their ways creatively to explain their understanding. They will be able to identify some religious objects and explain their meaning. When shown a religious text they will be able to talk about it and the issues it raises. They will demonstrate their religious literacy through vocabulary knowledge within each unit.
By the end of Year 2 children will have developed knowledge through Islam, Creation, Incarnation, Gospel and Salvation. They will demonstrate their religious literacy through vocabulary knowledge within each unit. They will be responding thoughtfully to questions asked and religious texts examined. They will be able to make links between what xxx believe and what xxx are taught. Their own ideas are expressed and shared. They will be able to identify similarities and differences between religions and world views. They will demonstrate their thoughts and feelings in a variety of ways including use of technology and creative means.