Taught successfully, RE prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. RE has a key role to play in developing both, academic ability and social proficiency.
At Cippenham Infant School we use the Pan Berkshire agreed syllabus for Relgious Education.This is in conjunction with our Creative Curriculum.
- Our RE teaching reflects the community that we serve and all the religions within it.
- We encourage the children to acquire and develop their knowledge and understanding of all religions –Christianity (C of E & Roman Catholic), Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jehovah Witness.
- We encourage the children to respect and ask questions about different religions, traditions and cultures around the world.
- The children are taught to think about their own school and personal values and to understand how people of different backgrounds or beliefs may share similar values whilst differing in others.
- We promote the development of a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold beliefs different from their own and towards living in a society of diverse religions.
- We encourage the children to share their own knowledge of their particular faith.
Across the school year we aim to make R.E relevant by studying and celebrating real events, involving the whole school community. We are particularly proud of our ‘Families in…’ sessions, when parents, carers and families are invited in to the classroom to take part in activities linked to particular religious festivals.
We also have good links to the local church. We have a joint school-church Christingle service in December, which has been very successful over the last few years. We aim to incorporate visits to the local Gurdwara, Mosque, or Synagogue and are willing to invite family members to our school to talk to the children directly about their faith. In FS, the children are introduced to a range of cultures and religions, through stories, music, dance, role play and foods.