“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
At Harris Primary Academy Kenley, we believe that Religious Education is important to ensure that children fully understand the major world religions and as a result the beliefs of different individuals. Furthermore, RE is intrinsic in ensuring a culture of mutual respect and tolerance in the diverse society in which we live, as a result strengthening community cohesion. Religious Education covers challenging questions and provokes children to consider their own beliefs (whether they are religious or non-religious).
Harris Primary Academy Kenley follows the Harris Federation Curriculum for RE.
The aims for RE are broken down into 3 strands.
The Three Key Strands
Children need to know about and understand a range of religions and world views, so that they can:
- Describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals;
- Identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and study the responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and other world views;
- Appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.
At Harris Primary Academy Kenley, we want all children to be inspired to look at their own faith and share their traditions as well as explore their peers’. Children are taught to understand and respect the beliefs of others. We also want them to learn about the world’s major religions and cultures through tales and facts.
Religious education lessons are also supported though our assemblies and we celebrate a wide variety of religious festivals and celebrations.
HF Curriculum Lead - Miss S French
HPAK Curriculum Lead - Miss S Buck
HPAK Religious Education Lead - Mrs L Slawikova & Miss S Lewis