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Stanford Infant School

Religious Education

Our Statement of Intent

At Stanford Infant School, we aim to provide children with a rich and engaging experience of a variety of cultures, religions and worldviews. This is delivered through quality first teaching, exciting hands on experiences and a culture of sharing and celebrating the uniqueness of every child and family. Through a holistic and personalised teaching and learning experience, children will acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for their self-fulfilment and their development as active and responsible citizens. Children have the opportunity to learn about and experience religious practices, celebrations and significant stories, including visiting places of worship and meeting people from other cultures and religions who share and celebrate aspects of their religious life. Our whole school, year group and class assemblies reflect the religious and cultural diversity of our school, as well as encouraging children to explore and ask questions to enable them to think about and grow in their own social, moral, spiritual and cultural context.

Our SMSC curriculum underpins all teaching and learning at Stanford.

Understanding the World - Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS 2021

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them – from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters. In addition, listening to a broad selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems will foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world. As well as building important knowledge, this extends their familiarity with words that support understanding across domains. Enriching and widening children’s vocabulary will support later reading comprehension.

Purpose of Study – B&H Agreed Syllabus for RE 2018

The purpose of this syllabus is to: • establish the entitlement for all pupils and students in Brighton & Hove to a religious education independent of their faith or background which contributes to the development of the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for their self-fulfilment and their development as active and responsible citizens. • establish a high standard of RE in all schools • promote continuity and progression. It facilities the transition of pupils and students between schools and cross phases of education by setting out clear requirements. The syllabus also provides the foundation for further study and learning • promote public understanding of RE. The syllabus will promote public understanding of the work of schools throughout Brighton & Hove in RE and encourage others to participate in enriching the process of providing RE.