At Frogmore Junior School we follow the Surrey Agreed Syllabus for RE which ensures a rich diet of different faiths and beliefs. In their time at Frogmore Junior School, children will engage with an appropriate balance of faiths – varying from the three Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) to Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism.
At Frogmore Juniors, we believe that it is important to enrich our pupils with a broad and balanced understanding of religions which will equip them to understand the world we live in. The aim of Religious Education in our school is to support children to develop knowledge and understanding of the many faiths represented in Great Britain. Religious Education is taught throughout the school to reflect our core values of being a Rights Respecting school. As article 14 suggests; (freedom of thought, belief and religion) Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up. This value teaches children to not only feel safe in their beliefs but to also respect those who may believe differently to them.
We use the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education developed by Surrey as the basis for our curriculum. At Frogmore Juniors, the following religions have been selected for study:
We value the religious/non-religious backgrounds of all pupils and staff which we hope will encourage pupils to share their views and discuss with each other in an open and free manner. This aligns with our Rights Respecting goals which the children can make confident links with.
Children at Frogmore Juniors show enthusiasm for learning about other religions and are able to discuss why people choose to or choose not to follow a faith. They are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to make links between their lives and those in the wider community.
What a ‘typical’ lesson looks like:
Over a set number of weeks one unit is covered. Children will focus on a segment each lesson and discover new learning. This will vary class to class, but all children will gain an understanding of the key elements. Work is evidenced through written work in books, group work, discussions etc.
Teaching & Learning
Non-negotiables (how often lessons are taught, use of resources, facilities available, year group subject overview)
RE is taught once a week throughout the course of the academic year.
To support vulnerable pupils, work is scaffolded to ensure targeted support enables all children to make progress.
Staff are mindful of children’s backgrounds and teach in an objective manner.
Each half term, homework is set requiring the children to complete a task/tasks related to the topics they have studied or will study. These tasks could include RE-based activities. This creates collaboration with adults and helps discussions take place.
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