During their time at Buryfields Infant School, children learn about Christianity and one other world faith, Hinduism. They explore and respond to a range of stories, artefacts and other religious material relevant to both these religions. Throughout the school children learn that beliefs are expressed in different ways by different people. We aim at all times to encourage children to be sensitive to other people and to the world around them. Children get the chance to talk about what is important to them and others, valuing themselves, reflecting on their own feelings and experiences and developing a sense of belonging.

We follow "Living Difference III", which is the agreed syllabus for Hampshire Schools. The units ensure continuity and progression throughout the school. Should you wish your child not to participate in this area of the curriculum please discuss this with the Headteacher.

Children are encouraged to start from their own experiences and apply them to a range of concepts. The key skills developed in this approach are

  • Enquiry
  • Communication
  • Contextualisation
  • Application
  • Evaluation

In each year group the RE curriculum is delivered in half termly blocked units rather than in weekly lessons.

Concepts covered

Year R

  • Celebrating birthdays
  • Learning from stories
  • Celebrating (Easter)
  • Celebrating birth
  • Special Clothes

Key Stage 1 - Cycle 1

  • Special Books
  • Journey's End
  • Creation
  • Change
  • Remembering
  • Ideas about God

Key Stage 1 - Cycle 2

  • Celebration (Harvest)
  • Light as a symbol
  • Special Places
  • Welcoming
  • Precious
  • Persuasion