Religious Education

RE in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Within the Early Years Foundation Stage, RE is delivered through the area of Understanding the World: People, Culture and Communities and contributes to most Early Learning Goals. The children work towards the Early Learning Goals as set out in the EYFS through continuous provision and adult-directed activities


Religious Education is organised using a scheme of work based upon the LA Agreed Syllabus specific to FS2.

Children in reception begin to ask questions about themselves and others to develop emotionally, spiritually and morally, children develop a sense of place in their family and community, in the world and in the universe. Children learn about the similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families and traditions.

Throughout their time in FS2 children will explore many celebrations across the world and the world of religion

 (for example) special people, books, times, places and objects, and visiting places of worship. Children listen to and talk about stories. They are introduced to specialist worlds and use their senses in exploring religious beliefs, practices and forms of expression. They reflect upon their own feelings and experiences, using their imagination and curiosity to develop their appreciation and wonder of the world in which they live.