• ​To have a coherent, sequenced scheme of work that ensures that by the end of KS1 all children have learned key knowledge about the four main religions in the UK.
  • To give children opportunity to reflect on life’s big questions.
  • To improve staff knowledge and confidence to teach quality R.E.


  • ​Follow Croydon Agreed Syllabus – the scheme of work introduces celebrations of world religions in EYFS along with opportunity to think about caring for others including the natural world.  Then in KS1 – Year 1 has an introduction to the 4 world religions – Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity and Year 2 look in more depth encouraging children to compare religions and make links,
  • Complete planning overview with each year group N/R/1/2 to ensure continuity, opportunity to revisit without repetition, and promote quality recording.
  • CPD for Class Teachers – Progression of skills in R.E
  • Planning effective recording opportunities
  • Develop teaching assistants subject knowledge
  • Use vocabulary to support the lowest 20%
  • Child’s Voice – can children answer question ‘what did you know and what have you learned from this half term?  What’s new?
  • Book scrutiny – Informal monitoring of planning  and review each half term.
  • Introduce assessment in KS1 halfway through NOT at the end – assess if knowledge is gained before moving to next area.
  • Link to SMSC and British Value
  • WIRE (Widening Inclusion in R.E.)


  • ​Effective use of lesson time affords children opportunity to reflect and apply skills of enquiring, connecting, noticing, discussing.
  • Children can talk about their learning in R.E.
  • Books show progression from one lesson to the next and across the key stage
  • The contribution of R.E. is valued in the wider curriculum and children’s lives.