RE – School website
“For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments and equally imperfects” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. RE plays an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It helps children and young people become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. It gives them the knowledge, skills and understanding to discern and value truth and goodness, strengthening their capacity for making moral judgements and for evaluating different types of commitment to make positive and healthy choices.” – National Curriculum
What does Religious Education at Fieldhead Carr look like?
At Fieldhead Carr we aim to expose children to beliefs and ideas from cultures of others and their own. We provide an inclusive curriculum, ensuring it to be designed for children to seek opportunities for further discussions and to ask questions, whilst listening to the opinions of beliefs around them. Ensuring children feel safe and included in the environment surrounding them, this curriculum is designed to listen to pupil’s voice and make them feel seen and heard about their differences. Not only is this covered on a one off weekly basis, but it is also implemented during crew sessions, the different festive celebrations during the year and is explicitly taught accordingly from FS1 to year 6. We are proud to be representatives of a community which involves diverse individuality with a growing neighbourhood.
“Leaders offer a rich curriculum that engages pupils’ interests and inspires them to learn. Pupils enjoy coming to school and feel safe. As a result, their attendance is good.” – OFSTED
Multi-faith refers to the coexistence of different religions in a community or society. So, at Fieldhead Carr it’s all about respecting and acknowledging the diversity of beliefs and practices, ensuring that the recognition for importance of teaching children about different faiths and cultures is spread across the school. We include multi-faith education in the curriculum to promote understanding, tolerance, and respect. It helps children appreciate diversity and foster a more inclusive learning environment.
Places and Journeys
When it comes to religion, we acquire the importance of allowing children to experience the environment inside of different faith centres. Trips related to religion can be incredibly enriching and provide a deeper understanding of different faiths. Visiting religious sites, such as temples, churches, or mosques, allows children to experience the culture, rituals, and history associated with that religion. It’s a great way to broaden their perspective and appreciate the diversity of beliefs around the world, as to why, Fieldhead Carr provides this remarkable opportunity. We believe our children deserve to seek this opportunity as it encourages curiosity and open-mindedness
Values are important at Fieldhead Carr as they shape how we think, act, and interact with others. Teaching values to children helps them develop a strong moral compass, empathy, and respect for themselves and others. It lays the foundation for them to become responsible and compassionate individuals who contribute positively to society, creating a more harmonious and inclusive environment.