St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


Welcome toSt Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy


R.E in Early Years

In reception, we aim to teach children some fundamental knowledge surrounding Christianity and other religions through inquiry and curiosity. Through-out the year, children will be given open, key questions that will allow them to inquire and learn about different religions, their faiths, and concepts that can be linked to their own experiences. We will use guided sessions to discuss, question and learn new vocabulary and concepts. They will also vast have opportunities to explore and inquire through role-play, experiences and expressive art and design.

Early Learning Goal- ‘Know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.’ 

Why do Christians put a cross in the Easter garden?

This term, we will be learning about the celebration of Easter and what it represents to Christians.


By the end of the term, children will be able to understand that:

• Christians remember Jesus’ last week at Easter.

• Jesus’ name means ‘He saves’.

• Christians believe Jesus came to show God’s love.

• Christians try to show love to others.




symbol          cross          church           Easter           death          risen           sacrifice           Jesus

miracle           sin


The cross is an important symbol for Christians