‘Trusting in God; Growing in Wisdom’

Becoming Theologians

 

Start children off on the way they should go,

and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22: 6

 

At Whitegate CE Primary School, we aim to inspire in pupils a restless curiosity to explore the diverse world around them. We aim to instil in children a strong respect for all beliefs and prepare the children for life in all its fullness.

 

At Whitegate Primary School, we are passionate about supporting each one of the children in our care in their personal and spiritual development. Through an authentic, hands-on and practical experience, we accompany the children on a journey into the heart of the Christian faith which is at the centre of all we do. Through engaging stories and personal experience, we strive to show how the Christian faith is a living and vibrant faith.

Our schools dynamic and active relationship with St Mary’s Parish Church, here in Whitegate allows all the children the regular opportunity to visit a Christian place of worship and meet those to whom the faith is so important.

Whilst we focus on the Christian faith, we also explore the world faiths of Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism. Once again, we do this in a practical and experiential approach allowing the children to learn from the beliefs and practices of those from other faiths.

 

The aims of teaching Religious Education in our school are:

  • to enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage.
  • to enable pupils to know and understand about other major world religions and world views, their impact on society, culture and the wider world, enabling pupils to express ideas and insights.
  • to contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.
  • give a theologically informed and thoughtful account of Christianity as a living and diverse faith.
  • show an informed and respectful attitude to religions and world views in their search for God and meaning.
  • engage in meaningful and informed dialogue with those of other faiths and none.
  • reflect critically and responsibly on their own spiritual, philosophical and ethical convictions.

 

Websites we recommend to explore:

 

enlightenedBBC Bitezise KS1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxnygk7

enlightenedBBC Bitesize KS2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7hs34j

enlightenedRE Online: https://www.reonline.org.uk/

enlightenedREQuest: http://request.org.uk/

enlightenedDiscover Islam: https://www.discoverislam.co.uk/

enlightenedThe Inter Faith Network: https://www.interfaith.org.uk/activity/overview

 

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

Acorns

(EYFS)

I am Special

Christmas (Diwali and Hanukkah)

Special People

Easter

Special places and Special Times

Prayer

Maple

(Y1)

Harvest (Sukkot)

 

Christmas

Why is Baptism special? / How do people from other faiths welcome new babies?

Easter.

Why is Joseph important to Jewish people?

My world Jesus world

Elm

(Y2)

The Bible (and other holy texts)

Christmas

Jesus, friend to everyone

Easter

Special places for world faiths

Ascension and Pentecost?

Beech

(Y3)

Harvest

Christmas

Jesus, the man who changed lives

Easter

What do Muslims say God is like?

Which rules should we follow?

Cedar

(Y4)

What is prayer?

Christmas:

God, David and the Psalms

Easter

How do Hindus describe God?

Jesus – Son of God

Willow / Oak

(Y5/6)

Jesus as the teacher

How do Christians prepare for Christmas?

Loss, death and Christian Hope

Easter

Buddhism

Ideas about God

 

For more information, do contact the subject lead.

If you have any questions about our Religious Education curriculum, please contact Mr Heathcote (subject lead) on mail mheathcote@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk mail
Thank you

 

 

Please click on the following link to find out further information about collective worship.

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