When learning about the beliefs of others, we at Healdswood Infant and Nursery School, recognise that our children have limited experience of other cultures, religions and rituals. As part of our teaching we use engaging stories that allow the children to make links between their own lives and those of people from different faiths. We focus on Christianity and Judaism as the core of our curriculum teaching but also use whole school experiences to highlight key festivals and cultural days that are visible in the media to ensure pupils have an understanding, tolerance and acceptance of differing life views. Through interactive and engaging use of stories, artifacts, experiences and visits children are encouraged and challenged to curiously question, discuss and compare faiths, beliefs and cultures to give them a wider understanding of those around us and create positive global citizens with the ability to recognise the similarities among the differences that make us one world.
develop a growing sense of the child’s awareness of self, their own community and their place within this. Children will encounter Christianity and other faiths found in their own classroom, simply, through stories, artifacts, and cultural experiences held as part of the school calendar.