Religious Education in our school follows Living Difference III which is the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus for schools.
Religious Education is an enquiry-based learning where children explore concepts which are important to different religions. The main religions we study are Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism.
Our intention is to develop respectful and responsible individuals who are confident to express their own opinions and ideas as well as being able to show curiosity and acceptance of the beliefs of others. We teach the children to explore, challenge, respect and celebrate. They learn that everyone belongs and is accepted no matter what their beliefs and, as such, aim to prepare them for their future, ever-changing life in modern Britain.
Religious Education is taught in a discrete block, once every half term. We encourage visitors who may have expertise in a particular religion to come in and talk to the children.
Should you have any further questions, please feel free to come and discuss them with us.
We have all enjoyed learning about how Christians remember and celebrate during Holy Week! Here is just some of what we have been up to...
In Year 2 the children learnt about Palm Sunday and had a go at trying to imagine what the atmosphere would have been like when Jesus was welcomed. The children have learnt about the symbols and signs that help Christians to remember what happened to Jesus at Easter, such as palm crosses.
In Year 1 the children learnt about Good Friday and Easter Sunday, reading passages from the bible and thinking about how the mood changed in the story from sadness to happiness. The children also enjoyed making easter gardens in our school grounds.
In the EYFS the children began by thinking about what a celebration is and why people celebrate, they made a class book of celebrations to help them reflect on this. The children learnt about the Easter story and together had a go at making Easter gardens that they used in their play to retell the Easter story. The children also enjoyed making crosses to help them remember that Jesus was put upon a cross.
Working together as a school we have been busy preparing Easter baskets to share with people in the community. We decided we would make crafts that would help people to remember the Christian story of Easter. Our baskets included chocolate eggs, salt dough decorations painted with signs of Spring, crosses made with sticks and twine, Easter drawings, a piece of weaving made with paper and freshly cut flowers in decorated jars!
We finished off a fantastic week of learning with hot cross buns at snack time and an Egg-citing Bonnet parade!