Our All Saints family shall ARISE and shine for the light of The Lord is upon us.
Manager: Mrs Brown
At All Saints, the RE curriculum runs central to our daily practises as a community, but also through the provision of an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum that meets the contextual needs of our setting.
Through our RE curriculum, all members of the All Saints family are provided the opportunity to engage in:
- A well-established, creative curriculum that can be enjoyed that emphasises the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of all pupils.
- A progressive curriculum that is built upon each year providing both knowledge and skills development so all children can achieve well.
- A curriculum that cements our school values of achieve, respect, include, support and enjoy (ARISE)
- Opportunities to learn about the wider world for their own personal development and mental wellbeing.
The RE curriculum at All Saints is implemented through use of resources from Rochester Diocese ‘Understanding Christianity’. This base provides:
- In-depth analysis of Christianity beyond just knowledge, but opportunities for personal and spiritual development.
- Creation, the fall, incarnation, the gospels, the Kingdom of God and Salvation to be studied and revisited across their time with us in school; widening their understanding of critical events but most significantly, making connections between faith, action and forming their own moral groundings.
- Exploration of other faiths beyond Christianity fostering the acceptance we reiterate through our school values, whilst preparing them for life in 21st century Britain.
- Challenge for pupils to make connections between their prior learning and past units ensuring they are forming wholesome opinions based on real world factors.
- Rigorous assessments at the end of each lesson identifying whether they have attained the core focus of the lesson, their understanding and participation in critical discussions.
- Opportunities for pupils to evaluate and analyse the behaviours and attitudes of those of different faiths and appraise their impact in the modern world for the personal development of each individual pupil.
- Religious Education as a subject is taught discretely at our school to every class every week
As children progress through the RE curriculum at All Saints, they become:
- Critical thinkers who enjoy voicing their opinions on philosophical questions using the theological groundings they have developed here.
- Confident leading discourse on the diverse experiences of those around them evidenced through their response to challenge work.
- Experts of our local community and inclusive towards whoever they encounter in the wider world.
- Reflective of their own place in the world and their ability to achieve
- Supportive and respectful members of our society; able to attain if not exceed national statistics, as they enter 21st Century Britain.
We visit our local Church (St Paul with All Saints, Chatham) across the school year for events such as, Harvest, Christmas, Easter and to celebrate our leavers moving on to secondary schools. Parents are invited to join us at these services to celebrate and worship on together. The children also attend festivals at Rochester Cathedral during the school year.
Weekly after school club
Every Friday from 3.15-4.15 we hold an extra curricular RE club all year round called Kingsquad. During these sessions the children engage in fun activities to help them learn Biblical stories and commit verse to memory. If you want a place at this club 0 you need to sign up quickly because they go fast!
Challenge work in RE
In every RE lesson that we deliver we include challenges as a matter of course. On Thursday mornings across the school we engage in higher order thinking with our weekly Thunk topic that encourages children to justify the opinions they hold about an issue and to disagree well. Each term the children are taught by the pupil group of global neighbours about an issue of social injustice and the children devise ways of overcoming this divide and try to strive to achieve more equality. Our children are regularly called upon in class to compare and contrast the practises and beliefs of different faiths - they love a challenge to extend their thinking beyond the norm!
Ideas for more RE fun at home
If you wish to participate in some RE activities with your child at home visit the websites below:
Key Documentation - Sept 2023
Skills Progression Curriculum