Our aspiration, for all children in our care, is that they should be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society.
Religious Education seeks to make a major contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. It includes specific Christian teaching appropriate to our status as a Church of England School, providing the children with secure subject knowledge relating to Christianity, and the other major religions represented in Britain. The Bible, its stories and teachings are emphasised, and especially the life of Jesus. R.E. also helps children to develop their own beliefs and values and to become religiously literate adults. We teach the children moral values such as respect for individuals and to put into practice the Christian teachings on love, hope and forgiveness.
To support pupils in developing their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.
- To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living world faith, by exploring core theological concepts
- To enable pupils to develop knowledge and skills in making sense of biblical texts and understanding their impact in the lives of Christians
- To develop pupils’ abilities to connect, critically reflect upon, evaluate and apply their learning to their own growing understanding of Christianity, of religion and belief more widely, of themselves, the world and human experience.
Here at Eastchurch, we have fully embraced and been trained in the ‘Understanding Christianity’ materials produced by RE Today, and the World Faiths materials produced by RE Today and Canterbury Diocese and can deliver the Kent Agreed Syllabus in their context.
We have a two year rolling programme for RE to meet the requirements by the end of Key Stage 2.