In line with our school ethos, our RE Curriculum encourages all children to be the best that they can be. We believe our curriculum encourages all children, no matter their ability, to make at least good progress from their starting points. We believe that RE provides an opportunity to celebrate and foster awareness of differences within our school, local community and the wider world. We believe that RE at Abbot’s Hall School celebrates diversity and challenges stereotypes. We aim to give children the vocabulary, ideas and motivation to become curious and articulate in exploring World Faiths. The ‘Big Ideas’ which underpin the Religious Education Curriculum at Abbot’s Hall School are: Aspiration, Responsible and Environment.
RE is delivered through the learning and teaching of the Emmanuel Project. The Suffolk Agreed syllabus recommends 5% of the curriculum time, which is 36 hours per year at Key Stage 1 and 45 hours per year at Key Stage2.
The Emmanuel Project provides a well defined and considered sequence of explicit teaching of substantive knowledge. We ensure our children are taught key skills required by the National Curriculum, which follows a clear pathway of progression, as they advance through the school.
At Abbot’s Hall school the impact of Religious Education is that children have the vocabulary, ideas and motivation to become curious and articulate in exploring World Faiths. They will apply these new skills to their lives and learning.