At Walmley Infant School we want each child to develop a love of learning and show care and respect for each other within the context of a happy, secure and challenging learning environment.
Walmley Infant and Nursery School is situated in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield. Children who attend the school largely come from families who consider themselves to follow a Christian tradition but increasingly we welcome children who are members of a variety of other religious faiths and traditions as well as those with no formal religious beliefs. The faith background of staff and children is respected at all times.
In our school we believe that RE both supports and strengthens our aims in every aspect of school life. Our caring ethos and the value which we place on the development of the whole child is reflected in the RE curriculum.
At Walmley Infant School, we aim to ensure that all RE lessons follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education (2022). We value all our pupils as the unique individuals they are and endeavour to celebrate them through RE experiences, including collective worship, assemblies and special, themed days. At Walmley Infant School we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths to enable children to develop a sound knowledge of Christianity as well as a variety of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions as well as about religions. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school and we feel it is essential that our children learn about the diversity of the world around them. We provide exciting and stimulating differentiated lessons that are inclusive and actively teach problem solving and discovery through a practical element. We use quality resources that are purposeful and relevant. It is important that we provide our pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to develop into well-rounded, tolerant and inclusive young people. We believe our RE curriculum promotes our core school values whilst preparing our children for their futures.