Here at Hillborough Infant and Nursery School, the teaching of Religious Education is based mainly on Christian beliefs, although other world religions are studied, enabling children to develop a greater understanding of other cultures. Next term through the topic 'On Our Doorstep,' pupils will explore our town and locate places of worship. We also hope to visit the local church.
A yearly programme of themes is planned following the Religious Education Agreed Syllabus for Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton which encourages children to respect the religious, spiritual and moral values of others and to consider thoughtfully their own values and beliefs. All children share a collective worship time each day.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from the teaching of Religious Education and are asked if they are considering this to contact the Headteacher.
This term we hosted our first Celebration Day. Children learnt about the Islamic Festival of Eid al-Fitr. We invited Mr Ahmed, a visitor from Bury Park Mosque into school host an assembly and children completed activities based on this festival for the entire day. This was a fun and engaging experience for all of our children.
Year 2 are currently learning about the Jewish faith and have learnt about the Torah, the sacred text of Judaism. We have explored the features of a synagogue and studied The Shabbat, the Jewish day of Sabbath.
Year 1 have been learning about places of worship and within our community. We created drawings of special buildings in art and labelled the features of them in a PE team activity. Soon we will learning The Creation Story and creating a wheel depicting this.