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Religious Education


Our Curriculum Intent

Our RE Curriculum is based upon the principles of the Rochester Diocese RE Syllabus; Understanding Christianity.

Each area of learning is based on three key elements; making sense of the text, understanding the impact and making connections. The aim of our lessons is to enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity and other faiths by exploring key theological concepts.

We hope to develop pupils' abilities to connect, critically reflect upon, evaluate and apply their own learning to their growing understanding of religion and beliefs, of themselves, the world and human experience.


Our Curriculum Implementation

Please see our Curriculum document which outlines how our skills and knowledge are acquired throughout the school journey here at Platt C of E

We follow the Rochester Diocesan RE overview which incorporates Understanding Christianity

  • There is also a focus on all six of the major world faiths which are linked together using ‘Golden’ Threads’
  • As part of enriching RE lessons, children may visit other places of worship as part of understanding religions of the world.
  • All pupils receive their full entitlement for RE as laid down in the Church of England Statement of Entitlement for RE


Our Curriculum Impact

By the end of KS2 our students should be able to :

Make sense of the text :

  • Outline the timeline of the 'big story' of the Bible, explaining the place within it of the core concepts studied.
  • Identify at least five different types of biblical texts, using technical terms accurately.
  • Explain connections between biblical texts and the key concepts studies , using theological terms.
  • Taking into account of the contexts, suggest meanings for biblical texts studies, and compare their ideas with ways in which Christians interpret biblical texts, showing awareness of different interpretations.

Understanding the impact:

  • Make clear connections between the Bible texts and concepts studied with what Christians believe, how Christians worship and how Christians behave in their whole lives, their church communities, and in the wider world.
  • Show how Christians put their beliefs into practice in different ways , for example denominations.

Making connections:

  • Identify ideas arising from their study of texts and concepts, and comment on how far these are helpful or inspiring, justifying their responses.
  • Weigh up how biblical ideas, teachings or beliefs relate to the issues , problems and opportunities of their own lives and the world today, developing insights of their own.