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Exploring Why and Exploring our world are two series that each contain several sets of resources developed for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Both series are designed so that the the learner can discover the meanings, rituals and history of varying symbols and practices associated with different faiths and relate them to what they observe in everyday life.

The resources are deliberately non-prescriptive and inherently flexible, recognising the nature of the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 classroom today and also the importance of stimulating and supporting teacher creativity and individuality.

Each story in both the ‘exploring why’ and ‘exploring our world’ series has the following five different formats of resources associated with it:

Short Version Story Book


The short story book is suitable for group reading and for independent readers, this version is also available to buy in print format

Extended Version Story Book

Resources Extended Version

With more text the extended version provides further description and a richer vocabulary for learners.

Key Questions Story Book

Resources Questions Version

Retaining the illustrations of the story, each page is accompanied by a question designed to encourage deeper learning through focused observation.

Pictures Only Storybook

picture only with border

Fully flexible version without text so that it can be used in a variety of ways such as creative practice or group discussion.

Activity Sheets and Ideas for Further Learning

activity sheet

With each story there is a plethora of activities sheets, exercises and ideas for further learning.