At Nursery, the key knowledge progression document takes reference from the following documentation: Early Years Framework, Development Matters and Birth to 5 Matters.
At key stage 1 & 2, the key knowledge progression document takes full account of the agreed syllabus and groups this into the following strands:
Believing – Religious beliefs, teachings, sources; questions about meaning, purpose and truth.
Expressing – Religious and spiritual forms of expressions; questions about identity and diversity.
Living – Religious practices and ways of living; questions about values and commitment.
These strands have been adopted from the Derbyshire RE syllabus to provide synergy between the two syllabuses.
Skills are dependent on specific knowledge. A skill is the capacity to perform or discuss and in order to do this a deep body of knowledge needs to be acquired and retained. These knowledge statements should be what pupils retain forever. In other words, this knowledge is within their long-term memory and will be retained.
When considering pupils’ improvement in subject specific vocabulary, pupils could be provided with a knowledge organiser which contains the relevant words used for RE for their age group.