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
"We’ve been learning about Christians. They don’t just think about themselves they think about other people, when people don’t have food. " - Year 1 child
"Candles tell them to respect God's love." Year 1 child
"Different communities. It’s a group of people. Judaism celebrate sukkot, Christians celebrate Easter and Muslims celebrate Eid." Year 2 child
"Sukkot is a Jewish festival. Sukkah is what they build, they eat in it, they live in it for the whole of sukkot, they pray in it." Year 2 child