At Frithwood primary School, RE has a significant role for the development of children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We aim to promote respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourage children to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.
The principle aim of RE is to engage children in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.
We follow the Local Education Authority religious Education syllabus, which must have a predominantly Christian theme. However, we acknowledge the diversity of faiths that are represented in our school population. We celebrate all the major religions: Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. We have developed strong links with a number of religious leaders in the community and regularly invite them to be as guest speakers at our assemblies.
Experiences and enrichment opportunities across Frithwood Primary include:
- handling artefacts
- exploring sacred texts
- using imaginative play or drama to express feelings and ideas
- responding to images, games, stories, art, music and dance
- meeting visitors from local religious communities
- making visits to religious places of worship where possible, and where not, making use of videos and the internet
- taking part in whole school events- (multi-faith days, Harvest Festival, school performances)
- participating in moments of quiet reflection
- participating in assemblies
- using ICT to further explore religion and belief globally
- comparing religions and worldviews through discussion
- debating and communicating religious belief, worldviews and philosophical ideas and answering and asking ultimate questions posed by these
Our daily assemblies are occasions when we meet together as a community for a period of sharing reflections and thoughts. They are also a time when we celebrate each other’s achievements.
In accordance with the 1944 Education Act any child can at parental request be withdrawn from religious worship/education in school.
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