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Ruth Downer
R.E. Coordinator
Will Hughes
R.E. Governor

Religious Education

Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, and which:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils; and
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Religious Education at Petersfield Infant School

At Petersfield Infant school Religious Education is taught to all children except for those withdrawn at the wish of their parents. Our planning follows the HCC agreed syllabus  Living Difference lll. During their time at Petersfield Infant School, children explore Christianity and Judaism. They learn about different beliefs about God, and the world around them. They encounter and respond to a range of stories, artefacts and other religious material relevant to both these religions . Throughout school children learn that beliefs are expressed in different ways by different people. They get the chance to understand the importance and value of religious belief, especially for other children and their families. Children get the chance to talk about what is important to them and others, valuing themselves, reflecting on their own feelings and experiences and developing a sense of belonging.

R.E. Long Term Plan

Below lists the long term plan showing what children are learning in each term. Autumn, Spring, and Summer.

Year R

Jesus’ Birthday – Celebration
Jesus the Story Teller – Story Telling
New Life – Celebration
Special Clothes – Special
Shabbat – Celebration

Year 1

Harvest – Symbolism
Angels at Christmas – Angels
People Meet Jesus – Change
Passover – Celebration
Special Places – Special
Trees – Symbols

Year 2

Harvest – Thankfulness
Light – Symbolism
Special Books – Special
Easter – Sadness to Happiness
Creation – Creation
Key Events in Jesus Life – Authority

We have good links with St Peters Church and by both visiting and receiving visits in school from the Reverend we are able to enhance our R.E. learning.