Firs Farm was the first school in Enfield to be awarded the Religious Education (RE) Quality Mark at Gold level in July 2014.
The staff work very hard to provide engaging, creative and challenging RE with an enquiry based learning approach, where children have the opportunity to ask deep and meaningful questions in a safe environment.
At Firs Farm Primary School, RE is taught in accordance with the Enfield Agreed Syllabus, which sets out clearly, the statutory entitlement to RE for pupils in all non-denominational schools in Enfield. The religion specific programmes of study are innovative and show clear progression across the key stages. We teach from the ‘Enfield Scheme of Work’ to ensure coverage of the Enfield Syllabus.
The Syllabus makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the nature of religion and belief, to a better understanding of the communities that uphold them and contributes to the Every Child Matters agenda.
The Syllabus and scheme of work can be viewed and downloaded from the Enfield ‘Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education’ (SACRE) website below:
At Firs Farm, our children follow the UNICEF Rights and Respecting Charter. They enjoy helping children around the world and have collected over £1520 for UNICEF’s ‘Day for Change’ Campaign! Every Christmas, Firs Farm children enjoy packing shoeboxes as part of the Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ Campaign. They pack their boxes full of goodies including toys, sweets, soaps and toothbrushes each year, which get flown over to children in need. These types of projects contribute enormously to the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Have a look here at how to pack a shoebox correctly!
Faith Ambassadors Project
Our latest project linked with Winchmore School, saw their students from Year 8 visit year 1 and year 4 to talk about their faith from their perspective. Their students received training over the Autumn and Spring term and then prepared interactive child friendly presentations. Firs Farm was chosen to be the pilot primary school for this project, being the first school in the borough to receive the RE Quality Mark at Gold Level. Our children asked the Faith Ambassadors brilliant questions about the presentations on Hinduism and Islam and had the opportunity to handle artefacts and dress up!
Full details of this project can be found on the Westhill Trust website below.