About Discovery RE®

The Enquiry-based approach to RE
Discovery RE

Introducing the Discovery RE Teaching Resource

Discovery RE® is a comprehensive set of detailed medium-term planning for Religious Education from Nursery to Year 6 (for 3-11 year-olds).
Our belief is that using an enquiry-based model, as recommended in the 2010 & 2013 Ofsted subject reports, children’s critical thinking skills can be developed, their motivation to learn increased, and their knowledge and understanding of, and empathy with people and their beliefs (religious or otherwise) enhanced.
This approach takes very seriously the philosophy that children are free to make their own choices and decisions concerning religion and belief. RE does not try to persuade but rather to inform and develop the skills with which respectful evaluation can take place.

Discovery RE® is a comprehensive set of detailed medium-term planning for Religious Education from Nursery to Year 6 (for 3-11 year-olds).

59 Enquiry modules covering Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism support the teacher to deliver engaging and challenging RE lessons with confidence.

Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment each year, developing children’s learning in a progressive way.

 

Supports:

  • Ofsted and SIAMS outcomes
  • SMSC
  • British Values
  • Anti-radicalisation
  • Critical thinking and Growth Mindset
  • Personal Development
Includes:
  • 6-lesson enquiry modules for each year group covering the 6 principal religions with flexibility as to which religion is taught alongside Christianity in each year group
  • Additional Christianity enquiries fulfilling SIAMS requirements
  • New colour-coded assessment process including Activity Sheets, attainment descriptors, exemplification and tracking process
  • Full EYFS planning with a new, clearer layout
  • New Glossary