The aim at Hamstead Infant School is to provide children with an ambitious, coherent curriculum allowing children to develop their confidence and independence regardless of their independent needs. We provide a broad and engaging curriculum based on the EYFS Development Matters and National Curriculum allowing children to extend their knowledge and understanding of different religions and worldviews. We aim to provide children with the skills to become independent and responsible members of a society who show awareness and tolerance of living in a multi-cultural society and being mutually respectful towards the beliefs of others.
Our Curriculum Drivers are used to personalise the curriculum to meet the needs of the children within the school with the aim to provide challenge for all:
Language- Children to be able to use a rich, varied and extensive range of vocabulary, linked to Religious Education. Children are encouraged to be curious and to ask increasingly challenging questions and religion, beliefs and values and participate in discussions about these topics. The children will be able to respond respectfully when encountering people from different faiths and beliefs.
Independence- Children will take part in informative and engaging RE lessons, where they can share their ideas and views with others. Through the SACRE RE curriculum children will learn about religions and faiths in the local area and will develop the skills to be respectful and understanding.
Outdoor- Children will be given the opportunity to experience their learning through outdoor opportunities and to use what is around them in the immediate and local area to enhance their learning. They will be able to experience difference places of worship through visits to the Church, Mosque and Gurdwara.
RE is taught through the implementation of ‘The Sandwell Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2018 – 2023’
It is taught for 36 hours per year in KS1 which is made up from external visits, individual lessons and sequences of RE days.
Children engage with daily assemblies and celebrations of worship.
Continuous provision provides opportunities for children to reinforce and retrieve information and skills. It provides children with the independence to become active learners and explore whilst challenging their learning.
Outdoor learning is encouraged and pupils are given opportunities to learn outside the classroom with the use of continuous provision, Forest School and educational visits to the Church, Mosque and Gurdwara.
Children’s skills are developed and built upon throughout their school journey to allow them to gain a deeper knowledge and confidently use skills. Misconceptions are explored and used to adapt children’s learning.
The RE subject leader will share their subject knowledge with staff and provide support.
Teachers and children will use a varied range of vocabulary linked to Religious Education.
The teaching of RE across the school meets the needs of all individual learners and provides a safe and inclusive environment for all as children will respond respectfully.
Children are encouraged to be active, talk, experiment and use their imagination at every opportunity through a range of guided and independent activities.
Children who leave Hamstead Infant School will have achieved their personal best, be confident, independent learners who are ready for the next stage of their education.
Children are able to develop and use the skills and language learnt related to Religious Education and apply these independently.
Children will have a depth of knowledge about religions in the local area.
Our ambitious and engaging curriculum provides children with a love of learning so they ‘Know more, Remember more’.