Religious Education (RE)
Our Values at Marldon:
Our Mission Statement at Marldon:
We aim to enable all of our children to become self-motivated, responsible citizens who are prepared for a healthy and fulfilling life. Through providing a happy and nurturing environment alongside a broad and inspiring curriculum, children are challenged to become independent and enquiring learners allowing them to flourish and reach their full potential. By acquiring knowledge and understanding of our shared Christian values children learn to work and play together respectfully.
We DREAM – We BELIEVE – We ACHIEVE
We have a daily act of worship and parents do have the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship or Religious Education. Should you wish to do so, please discuss this with your child’s teacher or the Head of School.
Religious Education is not only based on Christian teaching and attitudes; it is concerned with the children’s learning about life, about their environment and their relationships with others. It is implemented by teachers in class groups, in School Worship and in the general life of the school, where value is placed on the quality of relationships. An early awareness of the child’s place and role in his/her family and the community is encouraged.
Click on the link below to read the latest church inspection report (Oct 2012).
Marldon Cof E (VA) Primary School teaches RE using the locally agreed syllabus alongside a supporting resource called ‘Understanding Christianity’.
Click on the ‘Understanding Christianity’ logo to visit the website.
Understanding Christianity’s approach to teaching about Christianity builds up pupils’ encounters with core concepts through biblical texts. Each unit addresses a concept, through some key questions, exploring core Bible texts, their impact for Christians, and possible implications for pupils. Each unit incorporates the three elements below:
- Making sense of the text: developing pupils’ skills of reading and interpretation; understanding how Christians interpret, handle and use biblical texts; making sense of the meanings of texts for Christians.
- Understanding the impact: examining ways in which Christians respond to biblical texts and teachings, and how they put their beliefs into action in diverse ways within the Christian community and in the world.
- Making connections: evaluating, reflecting on and connecting the texts and concepts studied, and discerning possible connections between these and pupils’ own lives and ways of understanding the world.
The school has 5 Christian Values that underpin the daily life of the school. These are taught across all subjects across the year and are shared with the rest of the schools across the USF.
The USF Christian Values are: Friendship, Perseverance, Compassion, Justice and Courage.
See the ‘Christian Values‘ page to find links to Bible stories for each of the values. Each story includes an activity sheet.
Our School Prayer
This is our school.
Let peace dwell here.
Let the rooms be full of contentment.
Let love abide here.
Love of one another, love of God and love of life itself.
Let us remember that as many hands build a house,
Many hearts make a school.