All the teaching staff at Meon Infant School are working with Meon Junior and Moorings Way Infant School colleagues to identify how our curriculum will meet the needs of our children across the three schools.
We believe it is important to plan the learning journey of the children from Year R to Year 6. As an Infant school our education helps teach students the skills and knowledge they will need to continue to develop at our Junior school. This is vitally important. As three schools, we have worked together to produce a joint intention of what we want the children to learn.
By the time our children leave our school in Year 2, they will have learnt about different religions, cultures and celebrations. They will have an awareness of the importance of special books, locations and people. They will be able to reflect on religious concepts and start to apply them to find their place in the world.
By the time our children leave our school they will have a greater understanding of concepts that are unique to Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. RE will ensure that our children are both respectful and tolerant to people of a different background to themselves. They will develop the skills of evaluation, reflection and will start thinking about religion and its place in our modern world.
RE is taught from the Living Difference III Agreed Syllabus for religious education (RE) in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, and the Isle of Wight. It builds on the approach to religious education, enriched by philosophical and theological enquiry, as well as current research, which has been in use in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton since 2004. The skills of religious education in Living Difference III are the enquiry skills of Communicate, Apply, Enquire, Contextualise and Evaluate.
At Key Stage 2 children are required to study Christianity and two other religions. In Years 3 and 4 this will be Christianity and Hinduism and in Years 5 and 6 children are required to study Christianity and Islam.