We believe that RE at Wheatfields is an opportunity for the children to gain knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of major religions both locally and globally, helping the children to understand worldwide views, beliefs and practices of others and how different religions, customs and ways of life are diverse.
The children begin to think about and form their own personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting others’ beliefs and views. They are encouraged to question, interpret and evaluate texts, sources of wisdom and also develop their vocabulary as well as their ability to ask questions about what they are learning.
RE is taught at Wheatfields with a mix of faith stories, role play and drama, art, design and technology and religious symbols which encourages the children to express their learning in a variety of ways. We understand the importance of real life experiences, improving the children’s cultural capital and we recognise the importance of meeting and talking to people from all faith communities as well as having the opportunity to visit places of worship.
Each class has an RE poster displayed
What the children say about RE in School:
"Angel flies." - Nursery child when thinking about the Nativity.
"We belong to Wheatfields." - Reception child
How can we care for someone? "We play with them and have fun with them" - Reception child
"Harvest is to give food to people who don’t have food. Christian celebrate Harvest. They give it to the people in the Church." - Year 1 child
"This is a Muslim. She believes in God." How many? "One. God wants Muslims to look after the world, because he wants the world to be safe." Year 1 child
"Diwali is a celebration that Hindu’s celebrate, because they believe in the story of Rama and Sita. In a way it’s similar to Christmas really, they both have decorations and you give cards and gifts." Year 2 child
"Christians, Jewish and Muslim believe that God made the world. He made the sun and the moon and the stars. I celebrate Christmas. " Year 2 child