Both schools follow the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus and use the units recommended by the Diocese using a scheme or work they produce called 'The Emmanuel Project', which has updated units for 2020. This covers the main World Religions as well as our main focus on Christianity.
The primary aim of RE is to develop religious literacy. Teaching focuses on the concepts and beliefs at the heart of the religion and looks at the experience of believers from the point of view of a child. The key questions for the enquiry approach will be explored through looking at religious text, community living and how the believer lives their life.
Bentley is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School (CEVC) which means more curriculum time is spent on RE (at least 5% and nearer to 10%), with extra prayer space days and stronger links with both churches in Bentley.
The Emmanuel Project ensures there is a clear progression of knowledge and skills. There is an overview of the Long Term Plan from the Emmanuel Project units in the documents below.
Children are assessed at the end of each unit and the expectations and outcomes by the end of each phase are included in documents below.