Religious Education should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10)
At Speldhurst, we believe that RE should be an opportunity for children to explore their understanding of the world in which we live. We encourage open discussion and reflection and welcome contributions from all the children. Learning about a range of faiths, the people involved in leading or following religion, and the impact religion has on culture, tradition and daily life throughout the world, helps to shape our pupil’s world view, opening up avenues of thought and expanding horizons beyond our small village community.
As a Church of England school, the teaching of Christianity is at the heart of our RE curriculum. Using the Rochester Diocesan syllabus, 'Understanding Christianity' resources, we promote the use of an enquiry approach which encourages the children to build on their own knowledge by introducing significant theological concepts. These core concepts are revisited throughout all year groups and tell the ‘Big Story’ of the bible. Teaching and learning develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the bible and the meaning and impact it can have for Christians, and indeed for those of different or no faith.
From the start of your child's learning journey we support children to develop their knowledge and understanding of different religions. We encourage and support them to develop the skills needed to question, identify, describe and compare different answers to 'Big Questions'. When the children leave us to continue their educational journey they will be respectful, curious and independent thinkers ready to consider and question differing worldviews that they may encounter.