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St John's C of E Primary School, Maidstone.

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Religious Education

 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’

Matthew 22: 37-39

At St John’s C of E Primary School we aspire to ensure that every child whose journey in life takes them through our school leaves as a successful learner, conscientious steward of the earth and respectful individual.  We aim for our pupils to be able to move forward in an ever developing society to make a positive contribution, wherever their path may take them.

Religious Education seeks to make a major contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils by helping them to acquire the knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other major religions represented in Britain. It also helps them to develop their own beliefs and values.

R.E plays a very important part in our broad, balanced and coherent curriculum to which all pupils are entitled at St John’s. Through using a variety of teaching techniques such as drama, art, discussion, use of artefacts, stories, pictures, periods of stillness and reflection, pupils have opportunities to learn both about religion and from religion.  RE is taught following the Kent Agreed Syllabus. 

We are very proud of the RE learning that happens throughout our school.  Here are just some examples of the amazing RE working walls, displays, artwork and written pieces that the children have created within their RE lessons

NATRE Spirited Arts Competition 2019

The children have been working hard on their entries for the NATRE Spirited Arts competition, focusing on a range of through provoking themes and questions.  Here are just some examples of the incredible entries they have produced.

For more information about Religious Education at St John's please refer below to our Religious Education Policy and curriculum overview.