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RE in EYFS

In Mellor St Mary CE Primary School we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early  Years and Foundation Stage issued by the DFE. We also use 'Development Matters' to support our planning, teaching, observing and learning outcomes in EYFS on a day to day basis. 

However as a Church of England School, RE is taught discretely using the Blackburn Diocese Syllabus 'Questful RE', as well as through learning themes and worship. 

Early Years Pupils  are encouraged to:

  • Talk about God as creator of the world who loves us
  • Know that God is three in one, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • Be able to retell both the nativity and Easter stories
  • Use religious words to talk about the celebrations of Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost
  • Know that Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross and rose again
  • Know that Jesus had 12 special friends called disciples
  • Know that the Bible is our holy book and it contains God’s big story, the salvation plan
  • Be able to retell stories of Jesus’ miracles
  • Have visited a church and confidently talk about their experience and what they have learnt
  • Have had opportunities to ask reflective questions that wonder about Christian practice, values and beliefs
  • Be able to give examples of how Christians put their beliefs into action
  • Know the names and significance of holy books from other faiths
  • Know the places where people of other faiths worship
  • Be developing a sense of their own values and the values of other
  • Have experienced taking part in the celebration of Harvest Festival

 

Understanding the World ELG:

Past and Present Children at the expected level of development will:

- Talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society;

- Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class;

- Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.

 

ELG: People, Culture and Communities Children at the expected level of development will:

- Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps;

- Know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class;

- Explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and – when appropriate – maps.

 

ELG: The Natural World Children at the expected level of development will:

- Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants;

- Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class;

- Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.

 

Impact:

By the end of EYFS, pupils will know, apply and understand the knowledge, concepts and attitudes specified in the Statement of Entitlement for Religious Education, published by the Church of England Education Office.

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