R.E. at Parkhill Infants' School
Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.
The aim of teaching RE at Parkhill Infants' School is for the children to think about their personal values, and to understand how people of different backgrounds or beliefs may share similar values, whilst differing in other ways.
Questions are constantly being asked of children whilst allowing them to ask their own questions in order to develop their critical thinking, self-belief and self-confidence, and hence develop their own sense of identity and belonging, preparing them for life as citizens in a multicultural British society.
Our R.E. VISION
To promote the spiritual development of pupils by allowing them to reflect on their own beliefs, show respect for their peers’ faiths and beliefs and feel a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves and others.
At Parkhill Infant’s Infant School, we use the local authority-agreed syllabus as the basis of our Religious Education teaching. The syllabus reflects the diversity of the local area in which we live and plays an important part in supporting Redbridge's tradition of respect and understanding within and between its different communities.
Units of work for Religious Education in Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1)
Early Years Foundation Stage.
The children will have the opportunity to begin to know about and have a developing respect for their own cultures and beliefs and those of other people, through stories, role play and celebrations.
We teach about the Christian and Islamic faith but do not limit our children’s learning to these religions. The school community has a range of different cultures and faiths and we welcome opportunities to learn about these from the children.
We celebrate many festivals and special days from various faiths and cultures, including Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Chinese New Year, Easter and Holi.
Children are also able to explore real artefacts in lessons, and assemblies are also used to celebrate religious festivals and celebrations.
Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.
Governments must respect the rights of parents to give their children information about this right.
- Article 14, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Useful Online Resources for exploring faith in the UK - KS1