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Religious Education – Year 2


Download our Year 2 Religious Education syllabus here.

Knowledge and Understanding



Learning about religion (AT1)

  • Name and explore a range of celebrations, worship and rituals in religion, noting similarities where appropriate
  • Identify the importance, for some people, of belonging to a religion and recognise the difference this makes to their lives
  • Explore how religious beliefs and ideas can be expressed through the arts

Learning from religion (AT2)

  • Reflect on how spiritual and moral values relate to their own behaviour
  • Recognise that religious teachings and ideas make a difference to individuals, families and the local community

Learning about religion (AT1)

  • Use religious words and phrases, e.g. places of worship.
  • Use emotive nouns: worship, wonder, praise, thanks, concern, joy and sadness

Learning about religion (AT1)

  • When exploring a range of religious stories and sacred writings talk about their meanings
  • Explore how religious beliefs and ideas can be expressed through the arts and communicate their responses through drama or discussion
  • Discuss how spiritual and moral values relate to their own behaviour, by talking about what is important to them and others, valuing themselves, reflecting on their own feelings and experiences and developing a sense of belonging.

Learning from religion (AT2)

  • Talk about religious and spiritual feelings, experiences and concepts such as worship, wonder, praise, thanks, concern, joy and sadness.



Problem Solving

Ask and respond imaginatively to puzzling, relevant questions and develop a sense of wonder about the world, using their imaginations.



ICT Links


  • Use digital cameras to take photographs of religious buildings
  • Use ICT for research
  • Smart board – virtual tour
  • Visit Christ Church to see Year 5 Christmas Performance.
  • Summer Term – visit the local church.



Autumn Focus

Spring Focus

Summer Focus

How and why do Christians care for others?How and why do Jews celebrate Sukkot?

How and why is Christmas a festival of light?

Why is Moses important to Jews?Why is the Bible special for Christians?

How do Christians celebrate Easter?

What can we learn from visiting a church?What can we learn from the story of a saint?

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