Motcombe Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School, and Religious Education is an important part of the curriculum.
Religious teaching follows the Dorset Agreed Syllabus and through this we aim to foster important moral and social attitudes such as caring, sharing, tolerance and respect for other people, a sense of concern for the environment, as well as providing a good, sound knowledge and awareness of the Christian faith.
Children are encouraged to reflect on their own lives, the lives of others and to explore their own thoughts and actions. Although the emphasis is on Christian teaching, the children also begin to develop an understanding of other world faiths. Visits to places of worship are encouraged and visitors, who can share with the children the practicality of living out their faith and what it means to them, are invited into the classroom. Each year the children are encouraged to raise funds for different charities.
We are pleased to announce that we will be following the new Understanding Christianity scheme from September 2017. This allows for deeper and more rigorous teaching and learning about the Christian faith. This will compliment lessons about various Christian festivals (such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter) as well as learning about other faiths and their importance.
Year 3 worked with the wonderful Mrs Lewis to think about the importance of Pentecost. They created beautiful pastel artwork, origami doves and put together an interesting whole-school assembly to share their learning with us.
The Christmas story!