At Miriam Lord we deliver a programme of RE lessons, where opportunities are explored to understand the different beliefs and values of others. This programme provides opportunities to visit different places of worship from a range of religions/faiths. As well as this, we have established a strong link with our local church (St Paul’s Manningham) to develop a common understanding of how faith and religion contribute to heritage. This is supported by a programme of assemblies led by faith leaders from across the district.
Children have the opportunity to engage in a series of residential trips delivered i.e. Buckden House, Spain that allow opportunities to work alongside children from different backgrounds and develop an understanding of different places and cultures. This is supported by partnership with contrasting schools as part of the School Linking Network (SLN) to provide an understanding of belief and views of children from different communities and their perspectives on life.
We use our broad and balanced curriculum to develop imagination and creativity in learning. Alongside this, our whole-school approach on Building Learning Power encourages children to stretch their 'imagination'and 'reflection' muscles throughout all lessons and activities.
In school, we have created areas such as ‘The Hive’ (Outdoor Area), ‘The Lab’ (Continuous Provision area for KS1), ‘The Blurb’ (Library) ‘The Den’ (School Garden) and ‘The Hub’ (Media Centre) as reflective learning spaces for all children in school. Have a look at the photos below to see how these spaces provide an opportunity to reflect appropriately: