At Whitefield Infant School the RE curriculum ensures children develop understanding, respect tolerance for other religious beliefs. We believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn about different religions, so that they can understand the world around them.
Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of faiths around the world, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. Our Religious Education curriculum is enhanced further with visits to places of worship in our local area and beyond.
Religious Education is provided for all children as part of the curriculum and is taught in accordance with the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
R.E lessons offer a chance for children to explore beliefs and practices of 5 major world faiths. Visits to places of worship, handling artefacts and visits from practising members of different faiths enhance children’s understanding of our society, while developing their understanding, tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others.
R.E. is a large part of SMSC and it is through RE that we examine spiritual beliefs from around the world including those of the children and their families.
We hope to give the children more understanding through displays, visits, lessons and discussions.
We believe by encouraging the children to ask questions about what they see and hear that this enables them to be active independent learners.
What is a Harvest Festival?
Harvest festival is a celebration of the food that is grown on the land. In Britain, harvest festivals are often celebrated in churches and schools. Often food is collected to share with others who are less fortunate.
In Britain, harvest festivals are held around the time of the harvest moon. This is usually in September, although sometimes it is in October.
We celebrated Harvest festival in our school. We gave thanks for the crops, which have been safely harvested. We thought about how much food we have compared with other children in the world.
Time for reflection
We closed our eyes and thought about a time when we were hungry and thought about the children in the world who often feel like that.
The food that the children and staff have brought in will be donated to our local food bank, to help those people who are less fortunate than us.