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Key Question F1: Which stories are special and why?  (Taken from the Wakefield Agreed Syllabus)

Pupils should be able to:

  • talk about some religious stories
  • recognise some religious words, e.g. about God
  • identify some of their own feelings in the stories they hear
  • identify a sacred text e.g. Bible, Qur’an
  • talk about what Jesus teaches about keeping promises and say why keeping promises is a good thing to do
  • talk about what Jesus teaches about saying ‘thank you’, and why it is good to thank and be thanked


Key Question F2: Which people are special and why?

Pupils should be able to:

  • talk about people who are special to them
  • say what makes their family and friends special to them
  • identify some of the qualities of a good friend
  • reflect on the question ‘Am I a good friend?’
  • recall and talk about stories of Jesus as a friend to others
  • recall stories about special people in other religions and talk about what we can learn from


Key Question F3: Which places are special and why?

Pupils should be able to:

  • talk about somewhere that is special to themselves, saying why
  • be aware that some religious people have places which have special meaning for them
  • talk about the things that are special and valued in a place of worship
  • identify some significant features of sacred places
  • recognise a place of worship
  • get to know and use appropriate words to talk about their thoughts and feelings when visiting a church.


Key Question F4: Which times are special and why?

Pupils should be able to:

  • give examples of special occasions and suggest features of a good celebration
  • recall simple stories connected with Christmas/ Easter and a festival from another faith
  • say why Christmas/Easter and a festival from another faith is a special time for Christians/ members of the other faith.


Key question F5: Where do we belong?

Pupils should be able to:

  • re-tell religious stories making connections with personal experiences
  • share and record occasions when things have happened in their lives that made them feel special
  • recall simply what happens at a traditional Christian infant baptism and dedication
  • additional opportunity if you have children from religions other than Christianity in your setting
  • recall simply what happens when a baby is welcomed into a religion other than Christianity.


Key Question F6: What is special about our world?

Pupils should be able to:

  • talk about things they find interesting, puzzling or wonderful and also about their own experiences and feelings about the world
  • re-tell stories, talking about what they say about the world, God, human beings
  • think about the wonders of the natural world, expressing ideas and feelings
  • express ideas about how to look after animals and plants
  • talk about what people do to mess up the world and what they do to look after it.