Religious Education and Christian Values

Our School Ethos Statement
Recognizing its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England/Church in Wales and in partnership with the Churches at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.'
 
Overview 
At Warkworth C of E Primary school we have a values based curriculum and so each half term we focus on one of the Christian values .We also have three main Christian values that form part of our Christian ethos, ' Learning together through love, forgiveness and friendship.' All of these values are displayed at the bottom of the page.  This year we have also included Home School Values, which are attached at the bottom of the page. One value will be sent out each half term and pupils can complete the activities with their parents. 

 

Christian Values

As a Church of England School we have fifteen Christian Values which are derived from the teachings of Jesus and taught by Christians throughout the history of religion. Through our Religious Education curriculum and worships we will explore all of these values, however we have chosen to ' delve deeper into our distinctive character' (Christian Values 2017) and have focussed on six core Christian values this year which are : love, friendship, forgiveness, respect, community and perseverance. 

Love

'Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. '  Mark 12:31

Friendship

'A friend loves at all times'. Proverbs 17:17

Forgiveness 

'Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.' Ephesians 4: 31-32

Respect

'So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.' Matthew 7:12 

Community

'Live in harmony with each other.' Romans 12:18 

Perseverance

'Never tire of doing what is good.' Thessalonians 3:13

 

Please follow the link to find out more:

Christian Values for Schools

 

Worship

Our worship takes place every afternoon and follows the Diocese of Leicester themes and festivals plan. On a weekly basis, we have a prayer and praise, Christian values/ Prayer Spaces session, a celebration worship and two sessions which follow the Leicester themes. Over the term we also have a number of visitors and parents that come in and participate in our worships. 

Please follow the link to find out more:

Diocese of Leicester

 

Religious Education Curriculum 

At Warkworth C of E Primary we use a combination of the syllabus from Diocese of Newcastle and Durham which is from Blackburn Diocese Board of Education and from September 2017 we are also using Understanding Christianity and units of world faith. 

 

Aims of Understanding Christianity 

  • To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living world faith, by exploring core theological concepts
  • To enable pupils to develop knowledge and skills in making sense of biblical texts and understanding their impact in the lives of Christians
  • To develop pupils' abilities to connect, critically reflect upon, evaluate and apply their learning to their own growing understanding of religion and belief (particularly Christianity), of themselves, the world and human experience.

 

Please follow the links below to find out more about our RE curriculum:

Understanding Christianity

RE Curriculum

 

 Please find a copy of our planning on our 'Curriculum page'.