At Hextable Primary School, The RE curriculum supports our whole school ethos and aims to develop ‘Happy, Positive, Successful and Lifelong Learners’.
Our world is constantly changing and evolving. RE explores big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.
Purpose of Study
The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.
At Hextable Primary School we follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus. In adopting the syllabus, Kent SACRE hopes teachers in Kent will be enabled to offer pupils the key values that have been treasured by all religious traditions. Regardless of religious belief or conviction, these values are shared by many and have shaped Kent’s past, are contributing to its present and will continue to mould its future.
As we adopt this aim, we seek to enable pupils to engage in meaningful, informed and academic dialogue with those of other faiths and none. As well as developing evaluative responses of their own to the questions and issues addressed in RE.
Cross Curricular Links
Ideas taken from RE learning will be evident within the school throughout lessons where it is important for children to understand their own beliefs as well as those of their peers.
Links with RE will be made particularly through British Values, SRE, Citizenship and Literacy.
These links will this be evident through planning of lessons, work completed by children in books, photographs of learning, displays and observations and conversations with teachers and pupils