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Religious Education is a core subject at our school and we follow the Canterbury Diocesan scheme of work which is based on the Kent Agreed Syllabus.
As with any church school, the majority of our studies are Christianity focused, yet we hope that our studies have impact beyond the lesson and overflow into all aspects of school life.
Opportunities to develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues are often explored. Encouraging the children to think and discuss thought provoking topics, helps develop speaking and listening skills whilst it also encourages the children to be respectful of other people’s opinions, beliefs and practices. We draw upon a wider range of stimulus for RE including role play, hot seating, film clips, art, visitors, ict, music, poetry, the school environment, talk partners, artefacts and our local church-St Martin’s to name but a few. We hope Religious Education at Herne Juniors is fun but also reflective, and is delivered in a variety of imaginative engaging ways in order that each child has the time and space to deepen their own understanding of God and appreciate something of how the Christian Community, both locally and nationally, responds to a busy complex world.