At Pinewood Infant School we want the children to engage in a concept based RE curriculum that leads to knowledge through enquiry and through this develop an understanding of other religions and cultures through the teaching of RE, allowing the children to become more inclusive, accepting and tolerant of others. We want children to develop a cultured world view that encourages them to self-reflect and develop empathy for others regardless of race or religion. Through their understanding of the concepts and their religious links we want the children to become further skilled in thinking critically, reasoning and justifying their own ideas about spiritual, cultural and moral concepts as well as being able to challenge the ideas of others in a respectful manner. The skills and knowledge gained through the RE curriculum underpin core British values. Our goal is not to teach children to be religious but how to better understand religion in the wider world. At Pinewood we aim to introduce children to different concepts (such as special places and light as a symbol) and how these concepts relate to their own lives, individual experiences and starting points.
At Pinewood Infant School we: