Beliefs and Values
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Beliefs and Values Teaching at Barrow CEVC Primary School
We are judged as an Outstanding Church School by SIAMS and R.E. – which we call ‘Beliefs and Values’ is one of the richest and most enjoyed areas of learning in the school.
We follow the Agreed Suffolk Syllabus for R.E.
Pupils are given the opportunity to explore the practices and beliefs of those from the Jewish faith, Islam, Sikhism as well as various expressions of Christianity.
- We use the Suffolk Emmanuel Scheme, which asks deep conceptual questions to help the children really understand the meaning and significance of different faiths as well as compare and contrast them.
- Our R.E. leader was a writer on the scheme, so we have had the advantage of being in our 3rd year of using them consistently across the school.
- All children in Y1-Y4 have a B&V book in which they record their learning, as well as class scrapbooks.
- Y4 have taken part in a research project looking at the use of creative journaling in the B&V lessons which has shown even greater understanding and engagement in the subject.
Trips and visits are prioritised, and in the last 2 years, children have been to a Hindu temple in Ipswich, the Mosque and Salvation Army in Cambridge as well as have a Jewish visitor in school.