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Intent

  • Children will learn to love life and to love God and Jesus

  • Children will learn to reflect on the existence of a spiritual world

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

  • 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

 

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

 

"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

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