RE at Hintlesham and Chattisham
Our school prayer
Our school song
Our RE learning is important because it helps us to know Jesus and why he is important to Christians.
-Year 2 pupil
I think having a faith means really feeling your religion and believing in it with everything you have.
-Year 3 pupil
I think learning about different religions in RE helps us learn how to treat people well and how to always be kind about people who believe different things to us. It is good to be different.
-Year 4 pupil
As a church of England school, the teaching of Religious Education (RE) is an integral part of our curriculum. We believe that RE should get children thinking about the big questions in life and help them to begin to form and express their own beliefs, as well as understand and appreciate other's beliefs.
We follow ‘The Emmanuel Project’ as our scheme of work throughout the school which,
introduces Christianity as the ‘heritage religion’ of the country and the one that most influences our school and community life
builds on religions represented among pupils, e.g. different Christian denominations or other major world religions.
provides an opportunity to explore major world religions, outside the children’s experience, in order to extend their knowledge and understanding.
The four key attitudes for RE from the Suffolk Syllabus: respect for all, open-mindedness, appreciation and wonder and self-awareness are fully embedded into all aspects of our RE teaching and learning.
As a school, we believe that it is extremely important for our children to develop an understanding of faith in all its forms, alongside the development of mutual respect for and acceptance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without. These beliefs form the 'Big Ideas' and learning gems for RE.
You can learn more about our RE curriculum by clicking on the stars below.
of RE teaching
'Where Do I Stand?'
Suffolk Agreed Syllabus 2023
The Emmanuel Project Scheme of Work
Knowledge and Skills Progression
Key vocabulary by Faith
Long Term Plan
The Emmanuel Project Scheme of Work
SUMMER TERM 2023
The whole school has once again enjoyed taking part in the NATRE Spirited Arts competition. This year, we chose the theme 'Green faith, green future? (‘God’s good earth’)'
Many religions thank God for nature, from Aardvarks to Zebras, via cats, elephants and rabbits. But the climate crisis deepens. Are we spoiling God’s good earth? Can we save it – and ourselves - in time from the threats of climate change? In this theme, learners are invited to explore ideas and beliefs about the natural world, animals and the environment, human responsibility for the earth and ways of praying about climate justice.
We are all impressed with the children's thoughtfulness and creativity.
AUTUMN TERM 2022
Friday 16th December
All of the children enjoyed making their own christingle and then coming together in a whole school service led by Mrs Jackson.
Thursday 15th December
Our EYFS and KS1 children enjoyed performing this year's Nativity- 'A Miracle in Town' to the rest of the school and their parents.
Wednesday 7th December 2022
Today the whole school enjoyed a trip to St Edmundsbury Cathedral to find out more about King Edmund. We spent some time learning about King Edmund-we found out that Edmund was killed because he was not willing to give up his Christianity. We loved looking around the cathedral and were particularly impressed with the beautiful stained glass windows.
SUMMER TERM 2022
The whole school has enjoyed taking part in 'Spirited Arts Week' 2022. This year we chose the theme 'Searching for God'.
Pupils who are atheists, agnostics and believers in God can all respond to this theme. Express your ideas about the search for God. Where’s God? In your heart? In prayer? In the temple or the universe? Or is she hiding? Is he not there at all? Unreal? Imaginary? A cruel joke? Looking for God, searching for him or her, matters to many, but how are we doing in finding God? Would you search with google or a ‘god-detector’? Is God on Instagram, TikTok or whatsapp? Can God be found by prayer or by looking among the world’s suffering people? This popular ‘Art in Heaven’ theme produces great work where pupils use ideas from religions clearly: The Jewish Psalms 42 and 43 are where it starts – there are parallels in many scriptures. Use theological reflection as well as philosophical argument to make great work.
Each class had the freedom to express themselves through any art medium and once again achieved impressive and creative end results.
Some of the children in school have written their own prayers and hung them on Faith Council's 'Prayer Tree'. We are looking forward to sharing them in Collective Worship.
AUTUMN TERM 2021
Friday 17th December 2021
Today all of the children in school enjoyed making their Christingles and holding a service altogether in the hall. It looked magical when we turned out the lights.
Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December 2021
Our EYFS and KS1 children enjoyed performing this year's Nativity-'We're Going on a Baby Hunt' to the rest of the school and their parents.
Wednesday 6th October 2021
Today we enjoyed our Harvest Festival Service. It was lovely to be back together inside the church...we filled it with our Harvest offerings for the Food Bank and with our glorious singing.
SUMMER TERM 2021
The whole school enjoyed taking part in 'Spirited Arts Week' 2021. This year we chose the theme 'We have far more in common than that which divides us'. The quote from Jo Cox MP introduces this theme which is about the question: are we one human race, despite our differences and divisions? We are all different, and all religions are different – but are we all the same too? Can we all be united? What holds humanity together? Is it faith? Hope? Love? Music? What threatens to tear us apart? How can we overcome the divisions that affect us?
Each class had the freedom to express themselves through any art medium and achieved impressive end results.