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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Religious Education

Welcome to RE at Chesswood

The school follows the West Sussex Programme for Religious Education (RE) and the work is sometimes included in the topic where this is relevant. We use Discovery RE as a basis for our curriculum. This is a thoughtful and creative set of Religious Education lesson planning for years 3 to 6. The approach takes very seriously the philosophy that children are free to make their own choices and decisions concerning religion and belief.

Christianity is taught in every year group developing children’s learning in a progressive way. Hinduism, Judaism and Islam are also studied. Each unit seeks to link religious experience and practice with everyday experiences the children may encounter. 

RE does not try to persuade but rather to inform and develop the skills with which evaluation can take place.