As a Church School, Religious Education has a high profile within our school curriculum. Our aim is to enable our children to become religiously literate and to help prepare them for life in the 21st Century. We follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus, with children in Key Stage One receiving one hour of RE teaching per week, rising to one and a quarter hours in Key Stage Two. Children learn significant theological concepts in Christianity as well as other world religions of Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism. RE at Sissinghurst helps children with their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as well as their own religious beliefs.
All RE lessons are enquiry based and each unit of lessons begins with a question. Children have the opportunity to reflect upon these questions through different learning styles such as art, stories, interactive games, studying artefacts, drama, music and visits. Pupils’ comments may be recorded in thought bubbles, pictures or on post-it notes and added to the classroom working wall.