Welcome to our school - full of happy, hard-working children and teachers. We want every child to participate fully, respect other people, be independent and determined in achieving excellence.
Religious Education is a compulsory subject and forms part of the National Curriculum to which every pupil should have access. It can provide the foundation for many people’s lives and promote acceptance and understanding of other beliefs. Through the teaching of RE we aim to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of all pupils. The RE syllabus that we are currently following at Little Eaton Primary school is the ‘Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020’. At Little Eaton Primary School, we enable children to develop a sound knowledge for the following major religions; Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, as well as Humanists who follow no religion. Both religious and non-religious world views are studied. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help children learn from religions as well as about religions.
Our students will learn about the variety of religions in the world we live in to increase their awareness and understanding of different cultures and faiths. We teach RE through the use of stories and puppets as this allows the topics to be more relatable.
Mr Hussain, a teacher from a school in Derby City, came to speak to the Year 1 children about his religion of Islam. He discussed the rituals of prayer, the purpose of Ramadan and the main features of the religion. The children were extremely interested and were able to touch the artefacts which were brought in. These included prayer mats, one of which had an inbuilt compass enabling Mecca to be found easily. There was also a small-world Mosque as well as some Prayer beads and a replica of Qubba.