At Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred our families, staff and pupils are linked with many parts of the world and faith groups. We aim to celebrate this diversity and offer a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our pupils. We believe that Religious Education (RE) provides an opportunity to celebrate and foster awareness of these differences at the academy and in the wider world. We are very grateful to our families who support their children’s learning of other faiths, as this is the way we can bring tolerance, respect and understanding to our future world.
The Religious Education curriculum, which is aligned with the Thurrock Agreed Syllabus, follows a key question approach. These questions open up the content to be studied from EYFS to Year 6. The key questions progress year on year focussing on three aspects of learning: believing, expressing and living.
Pupils learn about all aspects of religious education, which involves learning about different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own. As we live in England, we have a broadly Christian curriculum but do look at other faiths and religions alongside this, for example Islam and being a Muslim, Sikhism and Hinduism.
Religious Education lessons are also supported by our 'Place of Worship' visits. The children have the opportunity to visit a different place of worship each year.
- Year 1 - Gurdwara
- Year 2 - Mosque
- Year 3 - Church
- Year 4 - Mandir
- Year 5 - Cathedral
- Year 6 - Synagogue