“We show love and compassion for others by truly helping them, and not merely talking about it.”
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. Pupil responses are either recorded on post it-notes, in thought bubbles or through illustrations.
In July 2020, we held our first ever World Faith Day to enrich the learning opportunities for our pupils. We worked closely with our partner school, St Luke's, and shared our experiences of the day by discussing our enquiry question: "We have far more in common with each other than that which divides us." Learning took place across a wide range of curriculum areas.
We follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus for the teaching of RE. More information can be found in our RE policy and appendices.