Schoolzone | Discovery RE summary review

Discovery RE summary review

Date: 17.06.2022

Review phase: primary

Average star rating for Discovery RE: 3.8/5

 

How well does it match the curriculum?
 •  5* Clear lesson sequence
 •  5* All objectives match the curriculum
 •  4* General coverage of religions 
 •  4* Planning and resources cover a variety of religions 
 •  4* It is a good match to the curriculum we have
 •  3* It claims to have material for six lessons per half term but I can usually only find enough for 4.

 

How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?
 •  5* Talks about all religions so is inclusive 
 •  5* Includes all religions
 •  3* More needed regarding philosophy and RE
 •  4* Suits us well
 •  5* Very thought provoking, particularly for our predominantly white rural community
 •  4* It has a broad coverage
 •  4* Lots of diversity shown on worksheets 

 

How does it support adaptation for different learners?
 •  5* Range of tasks provided 
 •  5* All tasks can be adapted and differentiated 
 •  3* Would be ideal to have support for extension 
 •  3* General content good 
 •  3* As good as is needed
 •  4* We do use supplementary resources too
 •  3* Needs simpler ideas needed for SEN pupils 

 

How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
 •  5* Good open questions to discuss 
 •  5* Lots of open questions to be discussed 
 •  4* Text/information available.  More videos would help
 •  4* Children enjoy it
 •  4* Children and staff enjoy using Discovery
 •  4* Children enjoy the activities 

 

How well supported is it by any included formative assessments?
 •  3* Just has moments for reflection 
 •  3* Has times for reflection but not assessments 
 •  3* Some ideas for assessment. Stem sentences might be  useful.
 •  4* We use the assessments they provide
 •  4* It’s there but we don’t use it
 •  3* Still need to find a manageable assessment system
 •  3* We don’t really do any formal assessment for RE

 

How well does it support planning?
 •  5* Clear lesson sequence to then create into plans 
 •  5* Lesson sequences provided 
 •  3* Still need to explore elsewhere for additional materials 
 •  4* All done for you just needs tweaking to suit class
 •  5* Pick up and go
 •  5* Staff find it very useful for planning 
 •  4* Can be used easily and adapted

 

What improvements could make this better value for money?
 • 4* Very cost effective 
 • 4* Good value 
 • 4* We like it
 • 4* Good vfm
 • 4* Good value

 

 

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