Religious Education (RE)
Children enjoy learning RE because they
- gain a deeper understanding about all members of our school community;
- love to learn about religious festivals and how they are celebrated;
- compare and contrast different beliefs;
- learn how to respect one another.
This is how RE is organised at Oldfield:
Both Key Stages follow the Ealing SACRE agreed syllabus ‘Sowing the Seeds of the Future.’
- KS1 children learn about special days, food and places in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism. They also learn about the importance of water in our world and the religious links to water as well as how to care for our world.
- KS2 children learn about beliefs and practices in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism. They learn about special leaders in different religions and how different religions have different beliefs about death; use different signs and symbols; and have different initiation ceremonies. In Years 5 and 6, the children also learn about the history of belief in the UK and about moral dilemmas.
Teachers plan topics sensitively to ensure that all those who follow or do not follow a religion in our community feel valued. By tapping into the hands-on resources available in school as well as trips to local places of worship, children are drawn into enjoying learning RE and understanding how all people are different and yet in our community we are all ‘woven together’.