Year 2 Religious Education

Religious Education lessons in year 2.

Autumn Term


Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

  1. To know about what we think about God (A1).

  2. To understand who the Prophet Muhammad was and why he is important to Muslims (A2).

  3. To learn what stories of the Prophet Muslims love to tell (A1, A2, C2).

  4. To think about what makes a place or an object special to us and to Muslims (A2).

  5. To find out what a mosque is and what happens at a mosque (A2).

  6. To think about how and why Muslims pray and worship at the mosque (A1, A2, B1).

  7. To discover mosques near where we live and find out about them (C2).

  8. To think about what we can learn from Muslim holy words (A1, A2).

  9. To understand what happens at the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr and why (A2, B1).

  10. To understand who is a Muslim and what they believe (A1, A2, B1).

During this unit of work we hope to visit a local mosque.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Talk about some simple ideas about Muslim beliefs about God, making links with some of the 99 Names of Allah (A1).

  2. Re-tell a story about the life of the Prophet Muhammad (A2).

  3. Recognise some objects used by Muslims and suggest why they are important (A2).

  4. Identify some ways Muslims mark Ramadan and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and how this might make them feel (B1).

  5. Find out about and respond with ideas to examples of cooperation between people who are different (C2).

Spring Term


How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

  1. To think about what we celecrate and why and the stories that our families tell (A1, A2, C1).

  2. To understand what happens at Easter and how it makes people feel (A1, A2, B1).

  3. To find out how Christians celebrate Easter (A1, B1, C1).

  4. To understand what matters most at Easter (A1, A2, B1).

  5. To learn why Jewish people tell the story of Passover (Pesach) every year (A1, A2, B1, C1).

  6. To know what Muslims celebrate at Eid-ul-Fitr (A1, C1).

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify some ways Christians celebrate Christmas/Easter/Harvest/Pentecost and some ways a festival is celebrated in another religion (A1).

  2. Re‐tell stories connected with Christmas/ Easter/Harvest/Pentecost and a festival in another religion and say why these are important to believers (A2).

  3. Ask questions and suggest answers about stories to do with Christian festivals and a story from a festival in another religion (B1).

  4. Collect examples of what people do, give, sing, remember or think about at the religious celebrations studied, and say why they matter to believers (C1).

Summer Term


How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?

  1. To think about if we should care for everyone (A2).

  2. To understand what Christians believe about caring for people (A2, B1, C3).

  3. To learn what some religions say about caring for other people (A2, B1).

  4. To understand how some people have shown they cared and how the golden rule is an encouragement to care (B1, C2).

  5. To learn what stories Christian and Jewish people tell about the beginning of the world and how to treat the world (A2, B1, C1).

Learning outcomes

  1. Re‐tell Bible stories and stories from another faith about caring for others and the world (A2).

  2. Identify ways that some people make a response to God by caring for others and the world (B1).

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

  4. Talk about some texts from different religions that promote the ‘Golden Rule’, and think about what would happen if people followed this idea more (C2)

  5. Use creative ways to express their own ideas about the creation story and what it says about what God is like (C1).