Year 1 Religious Education

Religious Education lessons in year 1.

Autumn Term


Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

  1. To understand who is a Christian and what they believe (A1).

  2. To find out what Christians believe about God (A1).

  3. To know what the Bible teaches us about God (A1, A2, C1).

  4. To understand why Jesus is important to Christians (A1, C3).

  5. To know what the miracles of Jesus teach us about what is important to Christians (A1, C3).

  6. To learn why Christians pray (A1, C3).

  7. To understand who is a Christian (A1, A2, C3).

Learning Outcomes

  1. To talk about some simple ideas about Christian beliefs about God and Jesus (A1).

  2. To re-tell a story that shows what Christians might think about God, in words, drama and pictures, suggesting what it means (A2).

  3. To talk about issues of good and bad, right and wrong arising from the stories (C3).

  4. To ask some questions about believing in God and offer some ideas of their own (C1).

Spring Term


What makes some places sacred?

  1. To know where we feel safe and where sacred places are for believers to go.

  2. To learn what place of worship is sacred for Christians (A3, B2).

  3. To understand which place of worship is sacred for Jewish people (A3, B2, B1).

  4. To find out which place of worship is sacred for Muslims (A3, B2, B1).

  5. To understand how places of worship are similar and different (A3, B2, B1).

  6. To know why places of worship are important to our community (A3, B2, B1).

During this unit of work we hope to visit a Jewish synagogue.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify special objects and symbols found in a place where people worship and be able to say something about what they mean and how they are used (A3).

  2. Talk about ways in which stories, objects, symbols and actions used in churches, mosques and/or synagogues show what people believe (B2).

  3. Ask good questions during a school visit about what happens in a church, synagogue or mosque (B1).

Summer Term


What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

  1. To find out how we all belong to something (A3)

  2. To understand how Christians show they belong (A3).

  3. To know how Muslims know they belong (A3).

  4. To learn how Jewish people show they belong together as a community (A3).

  5. To know how Christians and Muslims welcome a new baby (A1).

  6. To find out how some people show they belong to one another (A1, C2)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise and name some symbols of belonging from their own experience, for Christians and at least one other religion, suggesting what these might mean and why they matter to believers (A3).

  2. Give an account of what happens at a traditional Christian infant baptism /dedication and suggest what the actions and symbols mean (A1).

  3. Identify two ways people show they belong to each other when they get married (A1).

  4. Respond to examples of co-operation between different people (C2).