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Below is one example of an outline of objectives, learning outcomes, content and exemplar expectations. The expectation is that all objectives are met once a department has completed a comprehensive long term plan. The examples are based primarily on Objective A knowledge and understanding. Objective B; Skills and attitudes permeate implicitly in the examples but where the objectives are explicit they are indicated in italics. ( Many more examples of these planning grids can be accessed via the support material on the Solihull web site)

Key Stage 1: How and why do people pray?

ObjectiveEnquiry QuestionProgressExemplar Expectations -
Pupils will be able to use religious words and phrases to do some of the following:

Acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs and practices

B4 gain knowledge and understanding of the different faiths and beliefs of the world
How and why do people pray?Emerging• Recall the Lord’s Prayer and how Jesus instructed his disciples to say it
• Recall how people pray
• Talk about their own ideas of prayer
• Recall that people pray in different ways
Content Outline
Learning OutcomePrayer

Examine the way in which Christians pray
Explore the question do all Christians pray in the same way?
Know and understand the Lord’s Prayer
Kindle a flame
Praying hands
The prayer of St Francis

Examine how Muslims pray
Explore prayer as one of the five pillars of Islam
The call to Prayer

Explore the use of prayer wheels and prayer flags by Buddhists
Secure• Identify what actions people perform at prayer
• Recite the Lord’s Prayer
• Identify prayer as one of the five pillars of Islam
• Identify different types of prayer in the faiths studied
Recall and name different beliefs and practices, including festivals, worship, rituals and ways of life in order to find out about the meanings behind them

Recognise and respond sensitively to some similarities between different religions and world views.
Exceeding• Describe how Christians, Muslims and Buddhists pray
• Describe how through prayer Christians and Muslims communicate with God
• Respond sensitively to questions about the nature of prayer recognising similarities and differences
• Identify the different ways that Christians might pray

RE Syllabus – exemplar planning grid