RE in Action
In EYFS, RE is explored through six units across the year. The children begin by thinking about and discussing where they belong, before going on to consider places, stories, times and people that are special to them, as well as what is special about the world. They begin to see similarities and differences between their lives and beliefs and those of others.
In KS1, the children continue to explore key questions such as 'What does it mean to belong to a faith community?', 'How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?' and 'What makes some places sacred?' This allows the children to explore the views and beliefs of a variety of faiths over the course of the unit and helps them to understand how different religions might answer the question, rather than each religion being taught about separately. The children are also encouraged to reflect upon and discuss their own ideas and beliefs.
Westmeads also celebrate different religious festivals and events during the year through assemblies, visitors, workshops and themed days/activities.