At Springfield Junior School our personal, social and health education (PSHE) program aims to develop children's personal and social skills as well as their health and wellbeing. We provide students with the skills required in order to be active, healthy, confident members of society. We encourage students to share their ideas, opinions and beliefs on current world events through our Picture News scheme, as well as exploring a range of other objects through specialised activity afternoons. At Springfield Juniors, PSHE is engaging, interesting, hands on and fun!
The staff at Springfield Junior School feel that ‘RE opens the children’s eyes to the world around them and the people and cultures too’. At Springfield, we teach Religious Education through specially planned RE days that follow the Suffolk SACRE’s Agreed Syllabus. Throughout their time with us, the children are given the opportunity to learn about the six main religions in the UK: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism. Through a mixture of fun, interactive and research based lessons, children learn about different beliefs and teachings, practices and ways of life and how religions express themselves in different ways. They learn to reflect on and consider important questions that arise in each area. Wherever possible, visitors are welcomed into school to share their experiences and stories with the children. Visits to places of worship are organized to help enhance the children’s learning and to help put their learning into context. At Springfield, pupils are encouraged to share their religious beliefs and customs to celebrate the school’s cultural diversity. A group called Faith in Action (FIA) meet regularly with the RE leader and share their own beliefs and practices with each other. Throughout the year, the group help to plan and share details of important religious events with the rest of the school via special assemblies that they lead.