At Fircroft, in Religious Education (RE), children learn about religions and world views in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to questions that arise. They learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully.
All pupils from Nursery to Year 6 explore aspects of RE during the year. In the EYFS, RE is taught through the 'Understanding Our World' area of learning. In Key Stage 1 and 2, our RE curriculum is based on the Wandsworth SACRE, and is enhanced through the use of artefacts and visits to places of worship. The themes of the units are regularly visited through assemblies at different points of the year.
The core elements of our curriculum are:
- Learning about religion and beliefs
- Learning from religion and beliefs
Children learn about and from Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Judaism and Humanism. They learn about the leaders, artefacts, key holy books, festivals and celebrations of the different religions. They learn about building respect and tolerance for different religious beliefs.
To support the children in their discussions, we make links to the UNCRC articles (UNCRC #12: every child has the right to and express their opinion).. We draw on the children’s own knowledge of their faith by giving them a chance to share and lead respectful discussions with their class.