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Religious Education

We believe that Religious Education should be an exciting activity for all our children to share in, and regard it as a particular area of learning where Christian values and school ethos can come alive in the classrooms. We employ a variety of teaching approaches, making use of art, literature, music, drama and cooking to support the learning. We want to enable our children to think about themselves, their feelings, their relationships, and their uniqueness as human beings made in the image of God.

As a “controlled” Church of England School we follow the Education Reform Act 1998 and the East Sussex Agreed Syllabus, which covers aspects relating to Christianity, but also Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism are studied in the curriculum. We consider it important to provide opportunities for our children to develop respect and sensitivity for all people, and to understand more, not only of our own Christian faith, but also the importance of religion in today’s world.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons and Collective Worship. Parents are asked to come into school to discuss suitable alternative arrangements should they wish to do so.

During 2015 – 2016, we are trialling the teaching of RE in themed days during which the pupils are immersed in a topic.  In January 2016, Rev Jean visited the school in her role as Foundation Governor after the Term 3 RE Day. She visited classrooms and spoke to the pupils.

‘The pupils have a clear understanding of the link between RE and British Values. They gave me examples of this and it is an integral part of discussions within the school.’ – Rev Jean Manning

PICTURES –

RCEPTION – Responses after learning the story of Noah’s Ark from the Old Testament

Y3-4 making the Hindu God -  Ganesh – The Elephant God  after watching a you-tube video