We provide a broad and balanced RE curriculum at Sandgate Primary School, which follows the Kent agreed syllabus. The major religions of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism and Sikhism are studied during the time that our pupils are at our school and we promote a respect for all faiths and beliefs of individuals within our school, as well as in our own country and the wider world.
We support our pupils in reflecting and thinking about fundamental beliefs and values so that they can develop a personal framework by which to live.
We promote plenty of opportunities for our children to explore and deepen their personal, moral, social and cultural development. We introduced Yoga to the curriculum last year and it is becoming embedded in our school life, as is the ability to reflect and meditate. These give our children tools by which to keep an inner peace and manage their own emotions and behaviour.
Our daily assemblies and collective worship provide our children with a variety of opportunities to deepen this thinking further, to explore the core spiritual values and to celebrate the diversity of a range of religions, cultures and faiths.
We have strong links with our local curate and have regular visits to our nearby church of St. Paul’s in Sandgate, as well as with our local pundit, with regular visits to the Hindu temple at Shorncliffe Barracks, which predominantly serves the Nepalese community in Cheriton.
We are always open to links with other principal religions in our own geographical area and welcome visits from those within these religions with experience of and sensitivity to talking to our children about their beliefs.
Please click here to read about our Epiphany Celebration January 2017
Please click here to read about Year 4’s trip to Shorncliffe Camp