Religious Education at Haughmond Federation
Our schools aim is ‘To build religious tolerance through the mutual understanding of other religions.’ The children will learn about a range of religious beliefs explore a variety of important questions that help them to consider their own thoughts and ideas about the world they are growing into.
Religious Education – Curriculum
Throughout the federation we use key questions from the Shropshire Agreed Syllabus to develop our learning journey. At HJS this is also delivered in conjunction with Discovery RE. All children explore different religions through a range of approaches and experiences to develop their understanding of them. They then build on their knowledge to consider deeper questions as they move through their learning journey. We focus on the six principal religions in the world Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
Our RE curriculum, compliments and enhances the ‘Values Based Education’ provided at the schools. The religious beliefs and our values runs through everything we do, and opens up the opportunity for deep discussion. Through working in books, discussion forums, handling artefacts, visits and experiences, we see a continued understanding and deepening of learning. We strive to continue to develop teachers’ understanding of this ever changing subject.
Haughmond Federation’s Link to the wider community
Through the children’s time within the federation we aim to build and create links within the local and wider community. This provides them with a rich and varied experience and a chance to give back and be an active part of their community.
We are proud to be supported in the Harlescott Diocese by The Church of the Holy Spirit. Where special gatherings are held to celebrate harvest, remembrance, Easter and Christmas.
Harvest and the Barnabas Community Projects
Each year at Harvest time both Sundorne Infant School and Harlescott Junior School come together to collect food that is donated to the Barnabas Community Projects Food Bank. The generosity of the families in our local community is overwhelming and shows how we support others.
Lichfield Cathedral – Light of Hope
To celebrate All Souls Day and All Saints Day, the federation took part in a Diocese celebration ‘Light of Hope’. This allowed schools to come together through the pandemic to share in the hope for the future and a chance to reflect. Whilst creating pieces of artwork that was shared through social media in a time of social distancing.