In RE we aim to raise the children’s awareness of the nature of religious beliefs and practices and how these influence the lives of believers.
They will be encouraged to develop an open, inquiring and reflective approach to Christianity and other world faiths as well as the mystery surrounding the existence of life.
We encourage attitudes and values that promote respect and tolerance for others and the world around them.
RE is taught both implicitly as part of the school ethos and more explicitly as part of our Scheme of Work. As a Voluntary Aided School, our themes are based on the Cumbria Syllabus and we use units of work from Carlisle Diocese. We also use some of the units of work from Understanding Christianity.
In Key Stage One, children study Christianity and Judaism.
In Key Stage Two, Buddhism is also taught. Other faiths are explored throughout the year.
Easter Poem by Benjamin Year 5
Easter is a time to think,
Not forgetting the bread and drink,
But that is only the start,
Let's go through the Christian part.
He had a last supper and went to Golgotha to pray,
Then got arrested at the break of day,
He confessed and the crowd shouted CRUCIFY,
Then got hung on a cross left to die.
Easter is a holiday treat,
Where a bunny leaves some sweets,
But he has hidden them away,
For you to find on Easter Day.
Even though they are both true,
Which belief is for you?
Did you want a bunny to call?
Or a hero that SAVED us all?
‘Teach children how they should live and they will remember it all of their lives.’ Proverbs 22:6
Our vision is to provide a secure, happy learning community based upon Christian Values in which each child is encouraged to reach their full potential.
We aim to support the children's developing skills as learners by:
- Providing a secure foundation upon which individuals can grow into independent, challenged learners.
- Stimulating active learning experiences,that develop children's awareness of themselves as learners.
- Valuing every child irrespectve of gender, disability,age, race or culture and ensure that they have an active voice in school and know that their opinions matter.
- Supporting children in succeeding in their learning and finding opportunities to celebrate their success.
- Developing skills of independence, co-operation and self- motivation.
- Contributing to the wider community, both locally and globally.