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Programme of Study

Knowledge, skills and Understanding

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

People and Communities:

Look at similarities and

differences between ourselves

and other traditions and be

sensitive to these traditions


The World:

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one to another.

People and Communities

  • Enjoy joining in with family customs and routines.
  • Children talk about the past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
  • They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.
  • They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families and communities

The World:

  • Children make observations of animals and plants and explain why somethings occur, and talk about changes.
  • Children know about similarities and differences in objects and materials
  • Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places.



Autumn 1

Which people are special and why?

  • 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
  • Recall and talk about stories of Jesus as a friend to others
  • Recall a story about a special person in Sikhism.




Autumn 2

Which times are special and why?

  • Recall special times and occasions we have experienced.
  • Read the Diwali story and find out about the celebration and why it is a special time for Hindus
  • Read the Christmas story
  • Say why Christmas is special for Christians.

Diwali Festival of light

Christmas Nativity



Spring 1

Which stories are special and why?

  • Which stories are special to us and why?
  • Talk about some religious stories
  • Recognise some religious words
  • Look at the bible and Quran

Chinese New Year



Spring 2

Where do we belong?

  • Retell religious stories and make connections with personal experiences.
  • Share occasions that have made us feel special.
  • Recall what happens at a traditional Christian baptism.
  • Recall what happens when a baby is welcomed into Islam.



Summer 1

Which places are special and why?

  • Talk about somewhere that is special to us and why.
  • Talk about the things that are special in a place of worship.
  • Identify some significant features of sacred places.
  • Visit a place of worship.



Summer 2

What is special about our world?

  • Talk about things we find interesting
  • What are our favourite things about nature?
  • What do you think is special about our world?
  • Read the creation story.