Religious Education Curriculum
At Farnborough Road Infant School we are reflective, considerate and thoughtful. We want all our children to love Religious Education. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be teachers, faith leaders, anthropologists, lecturers or community leaders.
At FRIS our children learn to understand how other people choose to live and why they choose to live in that way. As such, Religious Education is invaluable in the ever changing, shrinking world in which our children are growing up.
Our Religious Education curriculum promotes curiosity and empowers our children to become independent and resilient learners.
The FRIS Religious Education curriculum not only meets National Curriculum requirements but will provide memorable Religious Education lessons that will develop their Religious Education capital and prepare them for the next stage in their education.
Religious Education plays a significant role in pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. At FRIS we aim to promote respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs. Through RE we encourage pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.
The Religious Education curriculum has carefully planned learning opportunities which ensure in each year group there is a progression of skills, understanding and knowledge.
We follow the Sefton SACRE curriculum. (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education). The teaching and learning of Religious Education in the Foundation Stage is seen as ‘INTRODUCING’. The teaching and learning of Religious Education at KS1 is seen as ‘EXPLORATION’.
Our children are taught about a range of religions and learn to show respect for the beliefs and values of others through RE lessons. They are encouraged to ask questions about different religions, traditions and cultures around the world. We make RE relevant to the children by studying and celebrating real events during focused RE lessons and themed assemblies. An example would be the sharing of the Christmas Story across the Foundation Stage and KS1. We believe children learn best from real experiences. Recently our local minister visited school and taught the children about the importance of Harvest Festival in the Christian faith using real fruits and vegetables and a big bucket of soil! Through exploring and handling real artefacts, the use of Drama, visits to local places of worship and connecting with religious leaders, we aim to capture imagination, encourage curiosity, empathy and stimulate discussion and reflection.
At FRIS, Religious Education plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PHSE and SEAL, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children.
We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in Religious Education, develop a love and compassion for the world around them, be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for the future career paths.
Through their Religious Education learning, the children will make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world.
At Farnborough Road Infant School, we are reflective, considerate and thoughtful.