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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.

Glossary (DOCX)
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.

Online resources
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

Units for Key Stage Two

Christmas Y3 - What might Jesus think of Christmas today (DOCX)

Christmas Y4 - How can artists help us to understand Christmas (DOCX)

Christmas Y5 - Why is light an important sign at Christmas (DOCX)

Christmas Y6 - What do the Gospels say about the birth of Jesus (DOCX)

Easter Y3 - What happened during Holy Week? (DOCX)

Easter Y4 - How does Lent help Christians prepare for Easter? (DOCX)

Easter Y5 - How do we know what happened at Easter? (DOCX)

Easter Y6 - Adam, Eve, Christmas and Easter - What are the Connections? (DOCX)

LKS2 - How did Jesus Change Lives? (DOCX)

LKS2 - How did the Church Begin? (DOCX)

LKS2 - How does the Bible Reveal God's Plan? (DOCX)

LKS2 - How Have Christians Changed the World? (DOCX)

LKS2 - Is Christian Worship the Same All Around the World? (DOCX)

LKS2 - What do Christians Believe God is Like? (DOCX)

LKS2 - What is 'Wisdom'? (DOCX)

LKS2 - Why do Christians Share Communion? (DOCX)

LKS2 - Why do Christians Still Pray the Lord's Prayer? (DOCX)

LKS2 - Why do Christians Worship Jesus Christ? (DOCX)

UKS2 - How can Churches Help us to Understand Christian Belief? (DOCX)

UKS2 - How did Jesus' Teaching Challenge People? (DOCX)

UKS2 - How is God Three - and One? (DOCX)

UKS2 - What does the Bible say about Friendships and Relationships? (DOCX)

UKS2 - What is a Creed? (DOCX)

UKS2 - What would Jesus Do - How do the Beliefs of Christians Influence Their Actions? (DOCX)

UKS2 - Who did Jesus say 'I AM'? (DOCX)

UKS2 - Y6 What Does the Bible say About Moving On? (DOCX)


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

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