At Pickering Infant School, we believe that Religious Education (RE) contributes to the personal development of children, inviting them to mature into reflective, sensitive people in a world community enriched by difference and diversity. RE has an important part to play in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, physical and intellectual development of our children and in helping them to gain a greater understanding of themselves and to be sensitive to the needs, views, beliefs and feelings of others. We feel that RE must be a relevant part of learning for all children, enabling them to relate religious beliefs, values and practices to their own experience. It must also contribute to preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
We use the North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2019-2024 as a basis for our curriculum for Religious Education in school, alongside the EYFS framework specific area of Understanding the World particularly within the ‘People, Culture and Communities’ section. This agreed syllabus requires that all children learn from Christianity in both the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. In addition, children will learn from the principal religions represented in the UK. In Nursery and Reception, children will encounter Christianity and a range of other faiths, as part of their growing sense of self, their community and their place within it. In Key Stage One, children learn from Christians and Muslims.
Information about our curriculum can be found by clicking the links below. Equally, further details in our Religious Education Curriculum Implementation Document are available on request from the school office.
Our School Religious Education Policy can be found on the ‘Policies’ page in the ‘Our School’ section.