As a Church School Religious Education has a high profile within our school curriculum. All children are taught RE by the class teacher in weekly RE lessons. Lessons should last for the minimum amount of time- 30 minutes in EYFS, 1 hour in KS1 and 1 ¼ hours in KS2. We follow the Understanding Christianity scheme of work over a two year rolling program to ensure that all children receive the correct coverage throughout their time at Frittenden CEP. Children are also taught about World Faiths as followed in the Kent Agreed Syllabus. Children in KS1 learn about Judaism and Islam. Children in year 3 and 4 learn about Sikhism and Hinduism while children in years 5 and 6 learn about Islam and Judaism.
Teachers continuously assess children and complete an assessment grid at the end of each unit. Children also have the opportunity to reflect upon their learning throughout the unit.
RE lessons aim to help children with their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as well as their own religious beliefs. Discussion forms a big part of RE lessons while other activities can include role play, writing in role, artwork, reading of texts and studying artefacts.
Religious Education must be provided for all pupils. However, parents have the right to withdraw children from Religious Education. Any parent wishing to withdraw their child should contact Ms Costello.