Religious Education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At Holbrook, we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other World Religions. We help children to learn from religions as well as learning about them, helping to nurture a respect for and tolerance of different people’s way of life, beliefs and cultures.
At Holbrook, we use a scheme called ‘Discovery RE’ which provides enquiry and discussion based learning based on the West Sussex Agreed Syllabus. The children learn through lively discussion, investigation and drama with opportunities to work independently and collaboratively. They are encouraged to ask and answer questions to deepen their understanding.
Each year group are allocated specific aspects of specific religions.
· EYFS – Christianity and Hinduism through celebrations, stories from different religions and special places.
· KS1 – Christianity, Judaism and Islam concentrating on celebrations, stories, special places and key aspects of those religions such as belonging.
· KS2 – Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism concentrating on exploring key concepts to a deeper level, such as salvation, reincarnation and commitment.