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"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts". CS Lewis 

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no-one is watching".  CS Lewis

"The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing". Albert Einstein

Intent

  • Through study of the Chester Diocese RE curriculum children will gain a good understanding of Christianity

  • Children will gain understanding of other world religions

  • Children will become confident in discussion and debate of concepts and ideas through the development of the following key skills: enquiry, investigation, interpretation and reflection

  • Children will confidently explore their own beliefs and values whilst understanding and respecting those of others

 

Implement

  • Through the Chester Diocese RE curriculum supplemented by the Church of England Understanding Christianity resource

  • Use of a four year rolling programme of study ensures all concepts are covered in depth

  • The programme of study builds progressively from Reception to Year Six to develop children's thinking skills and knowledge of theological concepts

  • As a Church of England school our Christian ethos is woven through all aspects of school life

  • Strong links with the local churches, especially St Mary's Bowdon and Chester Diocese are intrinsic to the life of the school and our development as a loving Christian community

 

Impact

  • Children are inspired to fight against social injustice and environmental damage

  • Our children are confident and articulate, able to explore and express their beliefs in a safe non-judgemental environment

  • Through the study of beliefs and ideas our children learn to respect and value opinions that differ from their own

  • A variety of assessment techniques are used to measure impact including records of class discussions as well as individual work

 

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