At Dunton Green we inspire our children through a meaningful RE curriculum by exploring faiths and beliefs to develop their spiritual, moral and cultural awareness and be respectful members of society, who celebrate diversity.
The aim of Religious Education is to help children gain and develop knowledge and understanding of principle religions and world views. We follow the ‘Kent Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2022-2027’ which has been written to reflect progressive key questions through all year groups.
The principles of Religious Education in Kent are:
- To know about and understand a range of religions and world views.
- To express ideas and thoughts about the nature, significance and impact of religions and world views.
- To gain and deploy skills needed to engage seriously with religions and world views.
The curriculum is split into 3 distinct areas of learning:
- Believing: Children will learn about religious beliefs, teachings, sources of religion, develop questions about meaning, purpose and truth.
- Expressing: Children will learn about religious and spiritual forms of expression and develop questions regarding identity and diversity.
- Living: Children will learn about religious practices and ways of living and develop questions about values and commitments.
At Dunton Green we do this by encouraging the exploration of and response to key questions linked to believing, expressing and living, leading to a deeper understanding and appreciation of our diverse world and key global challenges.
Our pupils explore different religious beliefs and learn how they can shape the way a person lives. They have the opportunity to enhance their spiritual, moral and cultural awareness as they develop the ability make informed and reasoned responses to religious and moral dilemmas, enabling them to appreciate and celebrate different points of view.
Our RE lessons provide a welcoming space for children to become reflective and respectful citizens through a wealth of opportunity to study and celebrate diversity in their immediate community and in wider contexts, as well as engage respectfully with others to share and discuss a range of religious, moral and personal beliefs.Click here to read our Religious Studies curriculum overview