Graveney Primary School promotes, supports and encourages excellent practice in the teaching of Religious Education (RE) to ensure that children:
At Graveney Primary School, we are committed to providing our children with an exciting, positive and safe learning environment, in which they have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of religions, to share their beliefs and experiences without fear of judgment or negativity, while contributing to their spiritual, moral social and cultural development.
At Graveney Primary School we follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus This syllabus presents pupils with exciting opportunities to learn about faith and culture in the wider world community, enabling them to explore key values that have been treasured by all religious traditions, regardless of religious belief or conviction. As part of ‘broad and balanced curriculum’ pupils have regular RE lessons. Christmas, Easter and Harvest are marked and there two craft afternoons to mark Advent.
The principal aim of RE in the Kent Syllabus 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
Religious Education taught in our school:
RE can be taught weekly or in blocks. This is planned by the teacher to link with key dates, religious festivals, faith in our immediate and wider community and the children and families within the school, providing opportunities to celebrate festivals and religions with greater relevance and consistency and enhances a cross-curricular approach.
‘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.’ In doing so, the schools seeks to ensure that the children:
As a result of our teaching and the children’s learning, when children leave Graveney Primary School, they will have been given the opportunity to widen their knowledge and understanding of, and their ability to respond to, Christianity and other principal world religions and world views; consider the influence of faith and belief on individuals, societies, communities and cultures; and develop skills of reflection, expression, application, analysis and evaluation of beliefs, values and practices, and the communication of personal responses to these and other religious, moral and social issues.