- be familiar with how Christmas and Easter are celebrated;
- be able to describe customs associated with Christmas and Easter;
- know that the Holy Book of the Christians is called the Bible;
- be aware that Christians celebrate birth as a stage in the pattern of life;
- be aware that festivals and life-stage customs are celebrated in churches and homes;
- be aware that Christians believe in one God and begin to explore the language Christians use when talking about God;
- be aware, through story and practices, that Christians value children and the family;
- become aware of the values of sharing, caring and helping.
- be aware of how the festival of Divali is celebrated and that it is a special time for Hindus;
- be aware of the customs surrounding the birth of a Hindu child with particular reference to the naming ceremony;
- know that Hindu homes have a shrine;
- be aware that Ganesha features in the daily domestic puja of many Hindus;
- be aware of the distinctive symbols associated with the image of Ganesha;
- be aware of stories associated with Ganesha;
- be aware that Hindus believe in a Supreme Power which may be represented in a variety of ways;
- be aware of the concept of the extended family in Hinduism.
- be aware of how the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated and that it is a special time for Muslims;
- be aware of the customs which welcome the birth of a Muslim baby;
- know that Muslims believe in One God and that the Arabic word for God is Allah;
- be aware that Muslim prayer (Salat) follows patterns of time and movement;
- be aware that prayer can take place anywhere but that it usually happens in the home or at the mosque;
- be aware that Muslims value children and the elderly and care for the poor.
- know that Jews believe in One God;
- understand that the mezuzah reminds Jews of God's goodness and presence in their home;
- be aware that, for Jews, home is a special place where they can share their lives with their family and with God;
- be aware of how the festival of Sukkot is celebrated and that it is a special time for Jews;
- appreciate that Sukkot is a festival that Jews celebrate at home;
- appreciate that Sukkot is a shared family experience;
- appreciate that it is a festival in which children are encouraged to participate;
- be aware that it underlines the value of family life;
- be aware of how children are welcomed into the Jewish home and community;
- know that all Jewish children have at least one name recalling the great names of the past;
- be familiar with some of the well-known stories Jewish children are told about Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and David;
- know that children are welcomed as a gift from God;
- be aware that children are highly valued.
- be aware of how the festival of Baisakhi is celebrated and that it is a special time for Sikhs;
- be aware of the customs which welcome a Sikh baby to the Sikh community;
- be aware that Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhism;
- know that Sikhs believe in One God;
- know that Sikhs worship at home and in the Gurdwara.
- explore opportunities for taking responsibility for their own environment;
- become aware of their potential to help others;
- identify actions of caring shown towards them;
- become aware of opportunities in which they can show care for others;
- identify basic rules which govern 'acceptable' behaviour and express awareness of the consequences of breaking these rules (punishment);
- begin to explore their ideas, feelings and reactions to encounters with ... happiness/sadness ... death, authority, rules and relationships, ideas of God.