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At Sandown Primary School, we follow the East Sussex Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. 

Our intent is to ensure that by the time they leave Sandown, children can learn about religions and are able to learn from them. Our children develop a good understanding of other people’s beliefs, faiths and religions.  We learn about Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Through Religious Education lessons, we encourage the children to develop an understanding and respect for others and themselves.

The Religious Education Syllabus is divided into two sections:

AT1 Learning about Religion and Belief- This includes learning about beliefs, ways of life and forms of expression.

AT2 Learning from Religion and Belief- This includes thinking about identity and belonging.

To read our RE curriculum overview please click here.

For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.

RE lessons

Lessons are taught in exciting and engaging ways, often using role play and exploring religious artefacts.  We aim to visit the local church and encourage members of the wider community to come in and talk about their religious beliefs.

Harvest Festival

In Term 1, the whole school celebrated Harvest. KS2 were visited by our local vicar, Tim Bell, who spoke to the children about where Harvest originates from and why Christians celebrate it. He discussed how Harvest celebrates the time of year when crops have been gathered from the field and we reflected on the food we have and how we can help those less fortunate. KS1 were visited by Dom’s Food Mission, who help families in our local community. We were inundated with donations for Dom’s Food Mission and this will go a long way to helping those people in our community, who are less fortunate. Thank you all for your generous donations.