Holy Trinity CofE


EYFS and KS1 RE Topics and Coverage

EYFS: Pupils should encounter religions and worldviews through special people, books, times , places and objects and by visiting places of worship. They should listen to and talk about stories. Pupils can be introduced to subject specific words and use all their senses to explore beliefs, practices and forms of expression. They ask questions and reflect on their own experiences. They use their imagination and curiosity to develop their appreciation of and wonder at the world in which they live.


Golden Rules and Rules for Life

Indian Spice

Hinduism- to include visit to Hindu Temple, Crawley

Using senses to find out how Hindu’s worship at home & at the temple.

How Hindu’s celebrate the Spring festival of Holi

-use persona doll


Promises- Promises we might make. Story of Noah’s Ark and God’s promise


A1, B1,B3,C3




Belonging-Family, groups they belong to, welcoming new member to community- christening & comparative religion (Sikhism)


Where in the world? Christianity as world religion- story of Twinkle the swallow.


Christianity in Action- caring for living things.




All About Me

Saying thank you – link to Harvest and visit to church for Harvest Festival service

Why is it good to say thank you.

How Christians & Jews celebrate Harvest.

Poles Apart

Easter- retelling Easter story, find out how Christians celebrate Christmas (persona doll?)


What is the church made of?

Artefacts/ objects/ furniture at the church – what are they for/ what do they symbolise / what are they made of?

A3,B1,B2,B3,C1* - needs art focus (Maureen’s input on family tree?)



West Sussex Agreed Syllabus for KS1

AIM A: Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews

AIM B: Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews:

AIM C: Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage purposefully with religions and worldviews:

A1. Recall and name different beliefs and practices, including festivals, worship, rituals and ways of life, in order to find out about the meanings behind them.

B1. Ask and respond to questions about what individuals and communities do, and why, so that pupils can identify what difference belonging to a community might make.

C1. Explore questions about belonging, meaning and truth so that they can express their own ideas and opinions in response using words, music, art or poetry.

A2. Retell and suggest meanings to some religious and moral stories, exploring and discussing sacred writings and sources of wisdom and recognising the traditions from which they come.

B2. Observe and recount different ways of expressing identity and belonging, responding sensitively for themselves.

C2. Find out about and respond with ideas to examples of co-operation between people who are different.

A3. Recognise some different symbols and actions which express a community’s way of life, appreciating some similarities between communities.

B3. Notice and respond sensitively to some similarities between different religions and worldviews.

C3. Find out about questions of right and wrong and begin to express their ideas and opinions in response.