Every maintained school in England must provide a basic curriculum. This includes provision for RE for all registered pupils at the school except for those withdrawn by their parents in accordance with Schedule 19 to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
At Chiseldon Primary we believe that RE plays an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It helps children and young people become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. It gives them the knowledge, skills and understanding to discern and value truth and goodness, strengthening their capacity for making moral judgements and for evaluating different types of commitment to make positive and healthy choices.
At Chiseldon Primary School we use an enquiry-based approach to teaching and learning throughout the school. Through this approach children learn not only knowledge but also develop an understanding of the world of religion and how beliefs impact on daily lives. Christianity as the main religion of the indigenous population so is taught in every year group whilst Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are also covered.
The Last Supper Role Play
Year 3 learning about the pratice of Holy Communion.
Key Stage 1 and EYFS Nativity Play
Richard Irwin joined our Harvest Festival and helped us learn about where the food we eat comes from. We thought about all the different people involved in the process of growing and harvesting and the importance of being thankful for all that God has provided. We sang a Harvest Hymn and two of our year six children shared prayers during our service. Richard explained that our donations of food will be given to the Swindon Food Bank to support families within our community who are in need at this time. Thank you for your generosity.