As with all subjects within our curriculum, RE is underpinned by our school Christian values.
COMPASSION. HOPE. FORGIVENESS. THANKFULNESS. LOVE
‘You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden’ Matthew 5:14-16
As a school, we believe Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development.Through nurturing children’s intrinsic enquiry, pupils obtain an open-mindedness towards others with different faiths or beliefs whilst supporting them to develop their sense of identity and belonging. RE supports children’s self awareness and reflection when considering questions which religions and worldviews address; empowering children to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.
As a Church of England Primary School, we are proud of our Christian Ethos and place RE as a core subject within our curriculum. We follow the Canterbury Diocesan scheme of work which is based on the Kent Agreed Syllabus. The majority of our studies are Christianity focused, yet we hope that our studies have an impact beyond the classroom and empower children to embody our school values into all aspects of school life and beyond - helping them to SHINE.
Our working walls show the journey of learning throughout a whole unit of work and enable pupils to interact and respond to key questions, ideas and beliefs. Pupil responses are either recorded on post it-notes, in thought bubbles, or through illustrations.
Each unit provides the opportunity to explore and develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding of the world. Children are encouraged to think and discuss thought provoking topics, help develop speaking and listening skills whilst also encouraging children to be respectful of other people’s opinions, beliefs and practices.