Religious Education (RE) is an important subject at Rosherville Church of England Primary Academy. It is part of the basic curriculum and is taught in accordance with Understanding Christianity (2016) as we are required to by law. Also by law, RE must focus mainly on Christianity, whilst taking into account the other principal religions in Great Britain. We deliver the Understanding Christianity with support from the Rochester Diocesan, which includes aspects of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism.
Religious Education seeks to make a major contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of all pupils. It helps pupils acquire a knowledge and understanding of major world religions, an appreciation of ultimate questions and responses to them and develops their own beliefs and values. The key purpose of the Understanding Christianity is to support pupils in developing their understanding of Christianity as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it. The three themes of Making sense of Text, Understanding the Impact and Making Connections are the underlying pedagogy covered across eight key concepts that are built upon as the children progress from Early Years Foundation Stage to Upper Key Stage 2. The eight key concepts are: God, Creation, Fall, People of God, Incarnation, Gospel, Salvation and Kingdom of God.
RE Extra Curricular Visits
Although Rosherville Primary Academy is a Church school and Christianity is the main religion that we learn about, the children are also taught about other faiths including; Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism.
Throughout their time at Rosherville the children will visit different religious buildings such as Jamia Gillingham Mosque, Rochester Cathedral and Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara to deepen their understanding of Religious Education.