Religious Education

We show love and compassion for others by truly helping them, and not merely talking about it.”

John 3:18

At Reculver C of E Primary our aspiration is that every child should be a: successful learner, confident individual, responsible citizen and an effective contributor to society and at work.

Religious Education seeks to make a major contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils by helping them to acquire the knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other major religions represented in Britain. It also helps them to develop their own beliefs and values.

R.E plays a very important part in our broad, balanced and coherent curriculum to which all pupils are entitled at Reculver. Through using a variety of teaching techniques such as drama, art, discussion, use of artefacts, stories, pictures, periods of stillness and reflection, pupils have opportunities to learn both about religion and from religion.  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.

Where possible we want our pupils to have opportunities to encounter local faith communities through visits to local places of worship or visits from members of local faith communities.

We follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus for teaching RE which is currently in the process of being re-written.  The overview at present has some terms missing which will be added once we have been informed of the units.

Our principal aims of RE are:

  • To gain knowledge and understanding by exploring issues within and across faiths so that pupils learn to understand and respect different beliefs, values and traditions, and their influence on individuals, societies, communities and cultures.
  • To enable pupils to develop the ability to make their own reasoned and informed judgements about the religious and moral issues which arise from reflection on human experience and a study of religious beliefs and practice.
  • To enable pupils to consider ways in which beliefs, values and traditions might have significance for their own lives.

  1. Kent Agreed Syllabus
  2. Assessment in RE - Appendix 1
  3. R.E Policy
  4. RE in the classroom at Reculver