At Saint George’s Primary Phase we follow the Rochester Diocese Agreed Syllabus for RE. This covers the beliefs, practices and values of the Christian, Jewish and Hindu religions.
The Syllabus teaches the children to learn about and reflect on Shared Human Experience, Beliefs and Values, Living Religious Traditions and Search for Personal Meaning.
Children enjoy a range of activities including exploring artefacts, tasting foods and learning stories related to a variety of festivals, for example Diwali. We also enjoy responding to the diverse religious and cultural backgrounds within our school community and have visitors share celebrations such as Chinese New Year and the Islamic festival of Eid-al-Fitr with the children. A big part of our school year is Christingle in December. The children enjoy making Christingles to bring home in their classrooms and learn about their significance in our special Christingle assembly.
The children look forward to their RE lessons and show maturity and respectfulness when discussing their learning. Within the EYFS, children learn how they are different from one another and how to respect one another for their differences.
Within EYFS and Year One, children record their RE knowledge and findings in a Class RE big book. From Year Two upwards, each child has their own RE book.