It is an exciting time for the children and staff at Crossley Fields as we embark on a revised syllabus for the teaching and learning of RE this year. Like many other schools within the local authority, we follow the Kirklees Agreed Syllabus for RE which includes many interesting topics covering four of the main world religions:
Each of the topics, across both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, gives children the opportunity to ask questions about aspects of the religions and to learn about the related beliefs, practices and stories. Children then compare their findings with aspects of other known religions and to their own beliefs, before investigating how these can impact on how people live their lives. The children respond brilliantly to this approach to topics and it generates a fantastic amount of discussion!
All our RE teaching and learning at Crossley Fields aims to help children in their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development and links closely with the British Values. These thread through the whole of our school curriculum and are as follows:
- The Rule of Law
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- Individual Liberty
RE Celebrations at Crossley Fields
So far this year, children in both Key Stages have had a fantastic time celebrating Eid and Christmas with afternoons filled with exciting and meaningful activities to develop their understanding of religious festivals.
Year 6 trip to the Sikh Temple
In the week before half term, Year 6 visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Huddersfield, as part of our topic on what it means to be a Sikh. The children were shown around the Gurdwara and were amazed to find out that the temple langar (kitchen) serves free food every day of the year! The children also visited the prayer room to learn more about how Sikhs worship.
“It was really enjoyable when we were taken on a tour of the Gurdwara, looking at all the interesting symbols and learning about the five Ks. It was great to learn more about a different religion.”
Hamaad Khan, 6NB.