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Religious Education at

Dover Park Primary School




To fulfil a cross-curricular and balanced curriculum, our RE scheme of work follows the themes in the locally agreed syllabus 'Living Difference lV'.

Every child has the opportunity to develop their understanding of world religions and reflect on the challenging questions that it provokes so that they can make a positive influence on the world around them. 



Legal Requirements


The RE curriculum forms an important part of our school’s spiritual, moral and social teaching. Our RE curriculum is based on the agreed Syllabus for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (Living Difference lV) and it meets all the requirements set out in that document. The Education Act 1996 states that an Agreed Syllabus must reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain. It must be non-denominational and must not be designed to convert pupils to a particular religion. At Dover Park the children have the opportunity to learn about Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism. 


We have ensured that there is progression throughout the school and that each concept studied follows a cycle of enquiry which teaches important concepts and skills. 


Daily Collective Worship


Daily Collective Worship gives pupils the opportunity to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences. It also gives them the confidence to express their thoughts, views, ideas and feelings through a creative network such as celebrating their learning and achievements, special days, places and people, charity and sporting events, singing, sharing a variety of books, stories and prayers. 






Collective Worship Policy

Religious Education Long Term Planning for Dover Park Primary School