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Teaching RE in the EYFS: revised guidance

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Teaching RE in the EYFS: revised guidance
by RE Moodle administrator - Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 5:05 PM

Is your school an early adopter of the Early Years and Foundation Stage Framework (2020) or are you preparing for adoption from September 2021? 

After recent EYFS reform consultation, a number of Department for Education (DfE) approved schools - for the academic year 2020/2021 only - are following the Statutory EYFS Early Adopter Framework (July 2020), which will be followed by all schools from September 2021 onwards.

It is also a legal requirement for children in Reception classes in maintained and church controlled schools to access religious education as laid down in Living Difference III, the RE agreed syllabus in Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight schools.

We have revised our popular RE in the Foundation Stage teaching pack to take into account the EYFS Early Adopter Framework and offer it for sale at £20 to schools that subscribe to the RE Centre (and £55 to non-subscribing schools). Please order online quoting product code RE021a.

If you have any questions about this pack, the EYFS Early Adopter Framework or require advice or support for the teaching of RE in your Reception classes, please email

For more information about our packs, please visit the primary RE publications catalogue:

Primary RE publications catalogue