RE is taught weekly across the school. We follow a Suffolk agreed syllabus (2023) called 'Where do I stand?'. This is an updated 'The Emmanuel Project syllabus.'
The scheme utilises multi-faith teaching and learning, conceptualising major world faiths. The scheme is published by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. Our RE co-ordinator regularly attends update sessions with the Education Liaison at the Diocese to ensure current teaching and faiths are taught to our children.
Throughout the year we engage in mini celebrations and festivals such as Easter, Christmas and Diwali. Following the Christian Traditions as a Church of England school we also ensure celebration and reflection on days such as Ash Wednesday, Candlemas and Lent.
Our curriculum exposes children to the customs and beliefs of the following religions:
As well as looking at these individually, children also explore the similarities and differences between the world faiths. For example, leaders, teachers, special books, celebrations etc.
We aspire to promote curiosity and questioning within RE as well as providing opportunities for excitement and wonder. We encourage children to think of their own questions and explanations.