Subject Ambassador: Mrs. D. Cross
Link Academy Councillor: Ms. S. Ingwersen
Statement of Intent 2021 -2022:
At Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary school, our Christian Vision is embedded in KFC (Kindness, Fellowship & Confidence) and our values are underpinned in everything that we do across the whole curriculum.
Religious Education plays a significant role in the development of children’s spiritual, social, moral and cultural development. We intend to develop respect and open-mindedness towards others with different beliefs and none and to encourage children to develop a sense of their own identify and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.
We intend to develop our children’s religious literacy, their ability to think deeply about religious and cultural issues and to develop and explain their own thoughts and opinions.
We aim to engage our children in enquiry-based lessons which are of a high quality and allow them to explore and understand biblical text, to understand the impact on Christians and to make connections to their own lives today.
We promote strong links with both St Thomas’ Church and the Stanhope Methodist Church. Our children regularly visit our local places of worship for religious festivals and celebrations and also use them as a learning environment such as for maths and literacy lessons. Children are given time to reflect and engage in Collective Worship, which supports the children’s understanding of the Christian religion and the strong values it promotes. Music plays a key role in our times of collective worship and allows the children to engage and enjoy songs.
At Stanhope we provide a wide curriculum which allows our children to embrace the diverse global community in which they live. RE teaches children to have respect for themselves, show empathy, generosity and compassion towards others.
Opal Learning Zone
Amethyst Learning Zone
Sapphire Learning Zone
God’s Creation – The children have been looking at God’s Creation. We have investigated the natural phenomenon’s God has created by exploring the school grounds looking for natural items and then creating artwork to reflect our findings. We have understood the importance of giving thanks and we were able to visit our local Chapel to take part in a Harvest festival, to give thank for the Harvest. This made us think about what we can do to help those less fortunate than ourselves and what we might be thankful for in our lives.
Reverend Claire came in to deliver a hands-on Godly Play workshop for the Year 1 children, based upon our theme of The Creation. The children again had chance to reflect upon the story and what it meant to them.
Ruby Learning Zone
God as Creator – Children learned about how Christians view God as creator. They thought about Him as an artist and looked for the colours he used to create the world around us. They went on to learn about his creation of humans and how Adam and Eve gave into temptation. The children themselves were tempted by a mysterious button on the board, which allowed them to understand how Adam and Eve felt.
Emerald Learning Zone
Diamond Learning Zone
What doe it mean if God is holy and loving? – This half term we have been looking into the enquiry of, ‘What does it mean if God is holy and loving?’. The children have explored passages taken from the Bible to reflect on the things that God disagrees with and reasons why we should forgive others. We have researched the Community of the Cross of Nails (CCN) to gather information about the Coventry Blitz. The children found out how they helped spread the message of love and forgiveness.
You can view our archived RE & PHSCE information on our website.