At Ashurst Wood Primary, our R.E. curriculum allows children to discover and gain an insight into religions within the world that we live. We see the teaching of R.E. is vital for children to understand others' beliefs and make connections between their own values. It is our role to ensure pupils are being inquisitive by asking questions about the world around them by allowing pupils to gain high quality experiences.
We follow the West Sussex Agreed Syllabus (2020-25), incorporating the main themes, which are complemented by Discovery RE, an enquiry approach to Religious Education. We deliver the curriculum on a 2-year rolling programme, to ensure progression and breath of content coverage.
We recognise the importance of pupils’ all-round personal development and the leading role that RE plays in contributing to the spiritual, moral social and cultural elements in particular.
As Britain is a multi-cultural nation with Christianity as the main religion of the population, Christianity receives the appropriate weighting within the religious education curriculum. Due consideration within this framework is given to other world religions, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Sikhism. Respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of others are promoted as part of our programme.