Religious Education

Our Religious Education curriculum allows children to discover and gain an insight into religions within the world that we live. It is our intention to foster curiosity, a desire for knowledge and a love of learning through the R.E. curriculum.

We value and promote respecting both others and ourselves. We hope that children will experience awe and wonder through stories, nature, songs and reflections.

We encourage the children to learn other cultures and faiths through an understanding of their rituals and beliefs. We explore festivals, special people and places of worship.

Our study of real-life people with a faith ensures that our children have a diverse range of positive role models to aspire to, and a purpose for their learning. We will nurture their well-being, ensuring that their thoughts, questions and reflections are valued.

Our curriculum promotes equality and an understanding of the British values, ensuring that they are prepared for life in modern Britain. Our curriculum follows the guidance in the West Sussex R.E. Agreed Syllabus

We hold daily assemblies to help each child realise that school is an extended family to which they belong.  We aim to promote a caring environment where children are sensitive to the needs of others and the world around them. We do this through selected themes, stories, songs and reflections. The daily assembly is our collective act of worship in which we attempt to respond to the needs of children who have a religious background and for those whose experience of worship is based on the awe and wonder of our world.

Whilst parents/carers have the right to withdraw their children from these daily acts of worship, we encourage them to allow their children to attend, if only as observers, in order that no child is excluded, from the school ethos of the school. We encourage local faith leaders to contribute to our assemblies. We also invite members of the local community into assembly who have particular skills or interests, which the children may benefit from. For example, we have previously had visits from musicians, librarians and sports people.