In Religious Education we offer our children:
• An outstanding level of religious understanding and knowledge.
• A thorough engagement with a range of ultimate questions about the meaning and significance of existence.
• The ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and
value of religion.
• A strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together.
• Exceptional independence; the ability to think for themselves and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations, evaluating ideas
and working constructively with others.
• Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity, which are shown in their responses to their learning in RE.
• The ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose.
• A wide knowledge and deep understanding across a wide range of religions and beliefs.
Celebrating Religious Festivals Across Middleton
As a school, we are very proud of the diversity in our community. As a result, we have decided to celebrate a religious festival each term. Within these celebrations, children will be learning all about the key traditions and values of each religion as well as understanding why each festival is so important to that religion.
The school will be holding religious festival days on the following dates:
- October 21st - Diwali Day
- December 16th - Christmas Fun Day
- February 28th - Shrove Tuesday
- March 31st - Easter
- April 18th - Passover Picnic
- June 29th - Eid al Fitr
To celebrate Diwali, each year group created a fun and informative activity in order for the children to fully understand and appreciate The Festival of Light and its significance to Hinduism and Sikhism.
As a whole school, we created an incredible rangoli pattern on the playground. This is usually a tradition carried out by Hindus in order to welcome guests to their homes or particularly at Diwali, to encourage the goddess of luck, Lakshmi, into their homes.