St John's Road, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 6RS

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Driffield Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Infant School

Learn to let your light shine

RE and Reflection


RE (Religious Education)

RE teaching follows our school's bespoke planning which combines the Local Agreed Syllabus with Understanding Christianity. 

The aims of RE in school are to:

  • enable the pupils explore their own beliefs
  • enable the pupils to build their sense of identity and belief
  • To teach the pupils to respect each other
  • To prompt the pupils to consider their responsibilities
  • To provide the opportunity to explore the school's chosen Christian values

RE has two main strands

1. Learning about religion

2. Learning from religion

Children have weekly RE lessons as well as ongoing investigations or challenges to deepen their understanding In addition we also have whole school RE days and weeks during the school year. These include Harvest, Divali, Easter, Pentecost, Weddings (contrasting a Hindu wedding with a Christian one) and Reflection week.

RE Assessment

In Foundation Stage, evidence of a child’s understanding in this area of learning is largely recorded through discussion and observation.  In the summer term the teacher decides whether or not each child has achieved the Early Learning Goal for ‘People, Culture and Communities’. 

In Years 1 and 2 the key assessment objectives are identified in each unit of work.  The teacher makes judgements about a child’s level of attainment through observations, discussion and ‘work’ produced.  The class teacher records observations on short term plans.  At the end of a unit of work the teacher makes a judgement on each child’s level of development. 

The RE Leader is responsible for analysing the data, sharing results and producing an action plan for the following year.

Foundation Stage and Year 1 classes keep evidence of RE work in the form of a whole class big book.  Year 2 children put their RE work in individual RE books to show progression throughout the year.



All classes have reflection areas and the children to consider the key value of the term and reflect on how they can live it out. This may be through questions, pictures, stories, quietness. 

Click on the following links to read our RE and Collective Worship Policies:

RE Policy             Collective Worship Policy

Christianity as a Worldwide Faith

Through our strong links with our local  Parish Church and churches in Driffield, as well as our work for charities both in this country and abroad, our children are developing their understanding as Christianity as a worldwide faith.


Studying other Religions

Christianity is the main religion studied in our school, however we also study Hinduism and devote a week each year to the main Hindu celebration of Diwali. We compare and contrast Hinduism with Christianity and focus particularly on the comparison of God with Brahman and his different forms.