Hello from me, Mrs Bonsall.
In addition to teaching in Upper Phase and being a Level 3 qualified Forest School leader, I lead the planning, teaching and assessment of Religious Education.
At Rose Hill, children follow the Emmanuel Project, which is a scheme of work following the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus for R.E. Children learn about a different key question each half term. Sometimes this takes the form of weekly lessons and sometimes this takes the form of an R.E day. Here are some examples of the questions the children might explore during these lessons:
- What makes every single person unique and precious? (EYFS)
- Why is learning to do good deeds so important to Jewish people? (KS1)
- Why do Muslims call Muhammad the “seal of the prophets”? (LKS2)
- What is the great significance of the Eucharist to Christians? (UKS2)
As well as being colourful, fun and interesting, I believe that exploring different religious beliefs and practices can help us to better understand the spiritual, moral and cultural lives of people in our diverse society; it can promote tolerance and respect for all. Additionally, the children are encouraged to recognise their own uniqueness and value, as well as asking questions and making sense of what they themselves think and believe.