Key Stage Two guidelines
These guidelines are for voluntary aided church schools in the Diocese of Guildford.
Click on the unit title to open the unit plan.
These are the documents that you will need as you plan and teach the Keys Stage 2 curriculum.
Key Stage 2 curriculum overview (DOCX)
This explains where the RE learning at Key Stage 1 fits into the children's learning journey. It sets out the units that are compulsory and those that are optional.
Big ideas booklet (PDF)
This explains how the learning in each unit fits into the bigger picture of RE across the primary phase.
How the unit is set out (DOCX)
This explains the purpose of each of the boxes on the unit plans.
Beginner's guide to enquiry based learning in RE (Coming soon)
This booklet takes you through the process of using the enquiry approach to teaching and learning in RE.
Guildford Diocese pupil speak ladder of progression (DOCX)
Guildford Diocese statements of attainment and progression (DOCX)
A suggested long term plan (DOCX)
Schools do not have to use this, but might find it helpful
Summary of beliefs and practices of the religions studied at Key Stage Two (DOCX)
Information for teachers.
An explanation of the specialist language used in religions.
What have we done with the old ASUs? (DOCX)
If you have taught using the ASUs in the past, this shows you where they have been used in the new guidelines.
Some useful websites with resources for teaching and learning RE.
Compulsory Units: Christianity
'not less than 70% of RE time should be spent on Christianity'
There are 26 Christianity units, including a Christmas and Easter unit for each year group.
*Units marked with an asterisk were formerly ASUs
Compulsory Units: Other Faiths
'Not more than 30% of RE time should be spent on studying other faiths'
Islam: 2 units; Judaism: 2 units; Hinduism: 1 unit; Buddhism: 1 unit, to be studied in Year 6.
Units for Key Stage Two