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Foundation Level & Key Stage 1
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Foundation Level RE

(Bradford Agreed Syllabus) The special use of a religious building, its visual images and stories; moving about in a religious building, finding meanings and uses for features, and listening to stories about Faith.

Key Stage 1 RE Themes

(Bradford Agreed Syllabus) Myself; Precious Things; Special People; Special Places; Special Days; Our World.

KS1 RE Options

Baptism Re-enactment:
Children’s participation, simple explanation, interesting visual aids, exploring Beginnings, God’s love, family of Church, wrong things. Naming ceremonies.

Drama - Miming a Bible story:
Jesus heals a Blind/Lame Man. Listening to the story, understanding the blind or lame man’s predicament. Finding out about Jesus’ care of the man, and that each person is special. Learning to tell a story without words, in simple mime. Other stories can also be used e.g Christmas story


Dramatised Story telling:
St Hild of Whitby
In candlelit chapel. Every person is special and unique and to be cared for. Hild, brought up as a princess, and now the leader of a monastery, tells a vivid story that includes pirates (Saxons) and princesses (Ethelburga), assassins and angels.

Signs and Symbols:
Children may participate.
Lots of colourful visual aids – some to try on.
Stories and meanings.
Special days and festivals highlighted.

Simple Guided Tour:
As we hunt for Peter Bear who is hiding in the Cathedral the children learn about the Cathedral as a Christian Place of Worship: the main parts and features of the building, special names and uses and stories from the windows which celebrate some special Christian days.


Story Time:
The story of Noah's Ark  followed by either a simple tour looking for animals around the Cathedral in carvings, windows, etc. or an activity to design a stained glass window to illustrate the story. 

Other stories can be chosen e.g The story of creation , The Lost Sheep


Other options across the curriculum
(see 'More info' for NC requirements)

Observational drawing around the Cathedral tactile, accessible and child-friendly. You can lie on your tummy to draw. Drawings record information for later development.


What is the Cathedral made of?
Lots of simple activities
Especially featuring Stone: different uses; Building methods; collecting drawings, rubbings of floor stones,
masons’ marks from the Tower.
Possible Churchyard walk

Chorister Music:
Singing together with the Organist/Master of the Choristers and listening to the organ (when music staff available), or bring songs learned at school, and ‘perform’ them in the special setting of the Chancel.