At Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School, our RE curriculum enables children to develop their own identity, enrich their sense of belonging and connection to the local and global community.
Pupils develop knowledge and understanding of the world’s faiths and beliefs, look beyond themselves, make relevant links to their own experiences and reflect on their own personal beliefs, traditions and values. They experience places of worship and religious figures. Our school values (Respect, Resilience, Responsibility and Reflection) are reflected in the RE planning and that all pupils are treated equally.
Our RE curriculum is delivered using the Understanding Christianity scheme of work and recommended schemes through the Kent Agreed Syllabus.
Pupils study the main world religions; Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism. The scheme of work focuses on learning about religion and learning from religion.
RE lessons take the form of discussions and debates, reflection and recording of knowledge, thoughts and views.
Pupils learn stories from the Bible and other Faiths.
They also acquire knowledge of special places, practices, festivals and the role of key figures. Children get opportunities to visit various places of worship form all faiths and have various faith leaders and practitioners visit school.
Our SEND pupils are supported through our RE curriculum, and more able children are stretched.
At Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School, pupils will
- Enjoying learning about other religions and why people choose, or choose not to follow a religion.
- Make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world.
- E. acts as a hub between social aspects of learning, science and geography.
- Developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life, which they are then able to communicate to the wider community.
- Provided the means to understand and respect how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way.