We follow the Lancashire Syllabus for the teaching of R.E. This year with have established direct links with different places of worship to enable the children to have the richest experience when learning about different religions and their traditions. By having these direct links we hope to:
Strengthen teaching and learning in Religious Education & Citizenship as well as the related Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural framework.
Have a deeper understanding of the influence of belief, faith and culture in education and across our community.
Bring together people of all cultures and faiths to grow in respect, understanding and friendship through projects and diversity events.
R.E. Trips and Visits
Throughout the year, children from every class will visit different places of worship and the Faith Centre. These will include: a Mosque, Church and Buddhist Temple in Burnley, a Sikh Gurdwara in Preston and a Synagogue in Manchester.
This will help to develop our understanding of other faiths in our community. Here are some of the comments that the children made about the visits last year:
“It was peaceful!” (Y4 at the Church)
“The activities were fun and told us all about different religions.” (Y5 at the Faith Centre)
“The role play was good. We imagined what it might be like during prayer time in a synagogue.” (Y5 at the Synagogue)
“I liked how links were made to Islam and I now understand the importance of the Torah to Jews.” (Y5 at the Synagogue)
“We liked it when we thought about the qualities of a leader with Bea (it helped when we thought of Mother Teresa.)” (Y3 Faith Centre visitors to school)
“We enjoyed dressing up as different characters from the nativity story.” (Reception at the Church)
“We thought about when we were tempted to do the wrong thing.” (Y2 at the Faith Centre)
In Spring 2, the RE Ambassadors spent the day with Hapton Primary School at Burnley Youth Theatre, where we participated in a school linking workshop.During the day, the children took part in a variety of activities aimed to bring them together and explore themes of identity, diversity, equality and community through dramatic techniques. Finishing the day with a showcase on the theme of friendship.