Fiona Pullinger
R.E. Leader
Pearl Wheeler
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At Petersfield Infant school Religious Education is taught to all children except for those withdrawn at the wish of their parents.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.

Religious Education Long Term Plan

Our Religious Education long term plan is set out in the table below. It shows the concepts and topics that our children learn about in each term.

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.