At Fir Tree Junior School, we follow the Oxford Diocese Board of Education Scheme of Work, which is based largely on the Pan-Berkshire agreed Syllabus.
Learning about Christianity forms the main part of the RE syllabus, in accordance with National Guidelines. In addition, other world faiths including Judaism, Hinduism and Islam are also taught. Through celebrations in assemblies and embedding school values, festivals from other cultures such as Chinese New Year and Holi are also covered.
Each unit that is taught has a 'big question' in which the children are encouraged to 'Engage, Enquire, Evaluate and Reflect'. The lessons may not necessarily be taught in a linear fashion and that in order for teaching to ensure depth and progression, 'the DFE recognises that progress in RE is not likely to be linear'. In accordance with guidelines, we at Fir Tree ensure that the curriculum offers opportunities to re-visit and deepen understanding of core concepts.
Please find the RE Policy that outlines our aims for teaching RE and other useful documents that gives further information on the teaching and learning of Religious Education.
Due to Covid restrictions, celebrating Harvest is a little different this year.
The children were extremely lucky to have Harvest assembly streamed by a recording from Reverend David Rice.
He kindly sent a clip he had created specially for Fir Tree Junior School so that all staff and children could benefit from his teaching about the understanding, meaning and values of Harvest.