Our intention for RE teaching and learning at Fordingbridge Infant and Junior Schools Federation is to give our children the tools to become a positive member of a diverse society. We aim to help our children to have experiences that expose them to a variety of different cultures and, as a result, increase their cultural capital. This is linked to the mutual respect for and ‘Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs and for those without Faith’.
At the Infant School we cover a variety of Christian festivals and compare these with Hinduism and related festivals. At the Junior School we also cover Christianity as well as Judaism in Years 3 and 4 and Islam in Years 5 and 6. This is covered through:
- Half-termly Religious Education Days focusing on concepts and linking with a British Value.
- Class and Whole School Assemblies which relate to events in different religious calendars.
- Visitors from different backgrounds and faiths.
- Visits to a range of places of worship including synagogues, mosques and churches.
The impact of Religious Studies teaching and learning at Fordingbridge Infant and Junior Schools Federation is to shape our children to live within an increasingly diverse society.
This will enable the children to build on their ability to reflect upon their own beliefs and those of others. Helping to shape the individual in order to live within an increasingly diverse society.