As a Church of England Primary School, we dedicate ourselves to providing a Christian environment that offers all children the highest quality of teaching and learning opportunities. Learners will develop a clear understanding of Christianity and a broad range of religious beliefs throughout their school career including the Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and Hindu faiths. As part of our Religious Education curriculum, the learners will have an opportunity to visit places of worship for the faith of focus in each year group to support our learners’ understanding of the multi faith nature of our local community. Learners are able to make real links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and Hindu faith.
Religious Education has a high profile in school life with lessons providing fully for the needs of all learners. We have adopted the SDBE (Southwark Diocese Board of Education) Religious Education Syllabus across the school, enhancing the units to fit the needs of our learners and nature of our school community. Religious Education is taught by enthusiastic and motivated teachers who inspire the learners to explore, engage and find links between different faiths. This is achieved by exploring different elements of what makes the faith unique (AT1) and will also explore what it means to belong to the particular faith (AT2).
The learners use their skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation, reflection and evaluation to understand the impact of religion on believers. The learners make the links between different elements of religions and how these can be beneficial in our wider community and society and how these elements may help to form our identity as global citizens. Learners have a thorough knowledge and sound understanding of the Christian faith through a wide range of learning opportunities, such as weekly Religious Education lessons, daily acts of collective worship, church services and educational visits to all different places of worship.
For more information please see the subject policy and progression map below.