RE Intent Implement
Religious Education at Moss Park Infants has a significant role for the development of children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.
The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils 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.
Our aims for all children in RE are:
· To teach children to develop respect for others and their beliefs.
· To encourage children to develop their sense of identity and belonging, in order to flourish within communities, as responsible citizens in society and global communities.
· To provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning of life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
· To prompt children to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society encouraging empathy, generosity and compassion.
At Moss Park Infants we take pride in our learning environments and aim to promote an environment where all children feel known, accepted, and valued as individuals. Each child’s uniqueness, beliefs, faiths and individuality are celebrated and explored at every opportunity possible.
R.E. is a compulsory subject and at Moss Park Infants we follow the Trafford SACRE Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. R.E. is taught weekly with daily reflection and discussion opportunities.
Daily reflection and discussion opportunities include:
- watching and discussing the latest news locally and globally, Newsround
- whole school assemblies
- singing and listening to religious: hymns, nasheeds, bhajans, gospels and kirtan
- exploring stories from around the world across different religions and cultures
Weekly R.E. lessons are planned using the syllabus. Each lesson provides experiences and enrichment opportunities including:
- handling artefacts
- exploring scared 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, celebration days, religious assemblies, religious and dance workshops)
- participating in moments of quiet reflection
- using ICT to further explore religion and belief globally
- comparing religions and worldviews through discussion