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EYFS Reception: Additional Resources

As recommended in the Scheme of Work

These resources should be used in conjunction with the full Hertfordshire Scheme of Work for Primary Religious Education and the additional guidance to support the Foundation Stage.

EYFS Reception



Reception Autumn Term

Learning about and from religious celebrations and festivals

Why do people have celebrations? (F6, F4)


What do some religious people celebrate? (F1, F4, F6)


How do Jews celebrate Purim? (F8)


How do Hindus celebrate Diwali? (F1, F4, F6, F8)


How do Buddhists celebrate the Buddha's birthday? (F1, F2, F6)


Learning about and from Christmas as a birthday celebration

How do Christians celebrate Jesus' birthday? (F1, F6)

Reception Spring Term

Learning about and from change and growth in the natural world

What is happening in the natural world this term? (F7)


What do some people believe about the beginning of the world? (F7)


Which natural things appear dead but are really alive? (F7)

Learning about and from the Easter story

What makes me happy and unhappy? (F1)


What made Jesus' friends happy and unhappy at Easter time? (F1)


Which things do Christians eat at Easter to remind them of the story? (F1)


Reception Summer Term

Learning about and from what makes a place special and a local religious place

What places are special to me? (F5)


Which places are special in the school? (F3)


Which places are special to people in the community? (F3)


Which local place is special to a religious family? (F3)


Which people are important in their own lives? (F3)

FS2 Stilling Activity

Stilling Script by Lat Blaycock written for the Diocese of St. Albans, Units of Work on Christianity. Available with kind permission of the Diocese.


Persona Dolls

persona doll




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Reception General Resources

Further details of Foundation Stage resources from Books at Press:

Help for Resources

The resources on this page may be in any of the following formats as indicated beside the links.
Some of the electronic resources can be used as a paper and pencil/cut and stick activity.

Click for Help to download PDF files... Adobe acrobat (*.pdf)
Click for Help to view Interactive Whiteboard files... Easyteach (*.et)
Excel 2003 (*.xls)

executable icon Executable (*.exe)
External web links (www)
information workshop Information workshop (iws)

PowerPoint 2003 (*.ppt)
Click for Help to view Interactive Whiteboard files... Promethean (*.flp)
Click for Help to view Interactive Whiteboard files... Smart Notebook (*.notebook)

Word 2003 (*.doc)
Resource from E2BN


eLearning resources in schools only... Some are also available from home for Hertfordshire teachers.