At Hartburn Primary School, pupils are taught about a range of religions in a safe, nurturing environment. We aim for every child to leave our school with a deep knowledge and understanding of the six main world religions, where children are able to grow morally, culturally and socially. We actively promote the British Values and our high expectations are key to this. We encourage children to respect and ask questions about different religions, traditions and cultures around the world. We support our pupils to feel able to discuss, reflect and challenge any misunderstanding, stereotyping and division within religious groups in a safe place.
Children will develop their understanding and respect for religious traditions, beliefs and values by exploring issues within faiths, building on our pupils’ prior knowledge and making meaningful links across the religions. Links are made to Global Goals and the UNICEF Rights of the Child where relevant. We believe at Hartburn Primary School that pupils learn best when lessons are purposeful and meaningful. Therefore we strive to provide our pupils with high quality first hand learning experiences that capture their imaginations and encourage curiosity from an early age. Pupils are exposed to a range of resources and artefacts and they are encouraged to record their findings in a variety of ways building on skills they have learnt in other subjects across the curriculum. We invite visiting experts into school, (some of which are parents of the children) to promote a sense of heritage and belonging. We arrange trips to places of worship to provide our children with a deeper understanding and first hand experiences. We also aim to promote local and global responsibility and have made links with local charities (Stockton and Billingham Food bank) to teach pupils about those less fortunate than themselves and how they can make a difference and have an impact on those lives.
We aim for our pupils at Hartburn Primary School to be resilient, empathetic and understanding individuals. In a rapidly changing world we hope that our pupils use the knowledge they have gained to be able to stand side by side respectfully and peacefully regardless of culture and beliefs.
Mrs Butterworth and Mrs Patel