Religious Education plays a very important part in our broad and balanced curriculum and links learning with many of our School Learning Values and Christian Values embedded throughout our school.
Religious Education at Northbourne CEP provides the children with the opportunity to expand their spiritual, social, moral and cultural development, by helping them to acquire the knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other faiths and major religions represented in Britain and the world, whilst also helping them to develop their own deep thinking and questioning skills, around beliefs and values.
Children are given the opportunity to explore ‘Big Questions’ in many ways, through discussions, stories, artefacts, role play, drama, art and sculpture. They are encouraged to ask their own questions and follow their own lines of enquiry to develop their R.E skills throughout EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2.
Pupil voice is encouraged, promoted and celebrated in R.E and is recorded on working walls, in class ‘Big Books’ and individual books. It is also celebrated weekly with our Theologian of the week award. Pupil voice also forms a part of our assessment process and is a very important way of recording pupils learning, showing their understanding and their progression of their RE skills throughout their time at Northbourne CEP.
We follow the Understanding Christianity Scheme and Kent Agreed Syllabus, which includes units of work developed by the Diocese and RE Today, covering other world faiths.