Primary EYFS, KS1 & KS2 RE (Religious Education) Schemes of Work and lesson planning
The schemes below will support all or most of the objectives of the RE National Curriculum. Some have a specific focus on a particular religion. Note that many areas will also have a locally agreed syllabus for teaching RE.
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Kapow Primary Religion & Worldviews
The Kapow Primary Religion & Worldviews scheme of work helps specialists and non-specialists alike to teach R&W with confidence.
Taking a concepts-based approach, the scheme looks at the differences within and between different viewpoints. Including, why are we here? What is religion? And, importantly, how can we live in harmony if we have different worldviews?
100+ lesson plans, supporting resources, presentations and videos
Clear planning documentation for subject leaders
Up-to-date thinking led by recent reports including ‘Religion and Worldviews in the Classroom: Developing a worldviews approach’ and ‘Religion and Worldviews: The Way Forward, a National Plan for RE’
Verified by experts, including Stacey Burman (RE expert and SACRE advisor)
Reflects diverse religious and non-religious worldviews such as Jain, Zoroastrian, Alevi, Bahá’í and Shinto
Integrated CPD gives you guidance on pedagogy and helps you to teach tricky concepts to your class
Unique pupil and teacher videos
Adaptable schemes (including long-term plans, condensed and mixed-age plans)
Coverage from Year 1 through to Year 6
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Jan Lever Group
Years 1 - 6
Discovery RE is a comprehensive set of detailed medium-term planning for Religious Education from Nursery to Year 6 (for 3-11 year-olds) [read more].
Haringey Education Partnership
Years 3 - 6
Opening Worlds is a knowledge-rich humanities programme for teaching history, geography and religion in Years 3 to 6. We provide curriculum resources together with training, support and ongoing programme-related professional development for primary school teachers [read more].
PlanBee RE Curriculum
Years 1 - 6
To help give pupils in KS1 and KS2 broad, balanced Religious Education learning, we've organised our ready-to-teach RE lesson packs into programmes of study for the major UK and world faiths. There are a number of multi-faith schemes of work, too [read more].
RE Today Schemes of Work
RE Today Services
Years 1 - 6
Units include lots of teaching and learning ideas, links to useful resources, learning outcomes and assessment guidance and suggestions. Each unit offers on average eight hours of classroom ideas [read more].
The Emmanuel Project
The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Years EYFS - 6
The Emmanuel Project provides challenging and enjoyable material for classroom teachers of RE. All the units were written and trialled by outstanding teachers. Created by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, this resource is a complete RE scheme of work for primary schools and is used extensively by C of E schools, community schools and academies [read more].
Twinkl PlanIt RE
Years EYFS - 6
Excite and engage children with our award-winning scheme of work. Our fully progressive units provide solid building blocks to develop knowledge, skills and concepts. Featuring a wide range of activities created by subject specialists, PlanIt is easy to adapt and well researched so you can teach with confidence [read more].
Church of England Education Office
Years EYFS - 6 +
The key purpose of this project is to help all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it [read more].