As a Church of England School we understand the value of Religious Education to our pupils in supporting religious literacy.
RE at Bapchild and Tonge follows the Kent Agreed Syllabus (2017-2022), and is supported by Canterbury Diocese.
We teach Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism as units with other world views explored through contrast and comparison with these faiths.
Christianity is taught a minimum of four terms per academic year. We use a new resource called 'Understanding Christianity' developed by RE Today and supported by the Canterbury Diocese. This resource helps children to develop their questioning and enquiry skills, focusing on the 'Big Story' of the Bible. Through this resource and the study of other world religions children have the opportunity to develop wonder and ask 'big questions'.
RE at Bapchild and Tonge supports children's higher level questioning and enquiry skills as well as helping their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding and development. It engages pupils through the promotion of British Values. It gives them an awareness of community close to home and further afield, supporting their growth and awareness as positive members of society.
All teaching staff have regular training opportunities supporting their RE knowledge and teaching of this subject. The RE leader meets with other RE specialists from across the Diocese to ensure best practice and latest developments are at the forefront of our teaching and learning.
For details of what is taught in each year group please see the document below: