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Christ Church, CEP Academy, Brockman Road, Folkestone, Kent

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How can we live a life of service? 
How can we live a life of service? 
23rd May 2022
    We can help people.  Give money and food to the poor.  Start your own charity.  Cook for other people.  Build schools to educate other children.  Spending time thinking about others.  Fighting for what is right. 
 
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1K- RE
11th May 2022
The children have been learning about Judaism and the celebration of Shabbat. We made a 3D mind map and asked questions related to Judaism. We then re-enacted a Shabbat meal where children tasted Challah bread. 
 
Turtles RE
Turtles RE
10th May 2022
We read Jonah and the Whale which is a special story for both Christians and Jews. Then we shared what we are sorry for. 
 
3L Pentecost
3L Pentecost
5th May 2022
We are learning about Pentecost and when discussing the description of Pentecost Acts 2 1-13 the children answered some questions and discussed their views. 
 
1K RE
1K RE
5th May 2022
Children were learning about Judaism and the Jewish tradition of the 'Shabbat.' The children were able to taste grape juice and Matzo to discover their connection to the Jewish faith. 
 
1A - RE: Judaism
1A - RE: Judaism
4th May 2022
In RE we have been learning about a Jewish special day called Shabbat.  This is celebrated every Saturday when Jewish people don't do any work at all.  They also don't watch any TV or use any electronic devices.  Some of us thought this would be really tricky but we also realised that these days can be very special family days.  Part of the celebration includes saying a special...
 
Turtles - RE
Turtles - RE
3rd May 2022
This week we were looking at David and Goliath and acted out the story.
 
P4C - Generating questions in RE
P4C - Generating questions in RE
28th Apr 2022
In year 2 we are learning about the Muslim faith.  The children met Amira and they had a P4C discussion about what they noticed and what questions they would like to ask her. These are some of the questions the children generated: Why is she wearing a cloth on her head? Why is she wearing special clothes? Why do you pray on mats? Why do you have a symbol of the moon and the stars? Why doesn’t...
 
4L RE: Hinduism week 1
4L RE: Hinduism week 1
22nd Apr 2022
This week 4L we’re introduced to the Hindu a religion with a ‘silent discussion’.
 
3L  Pentecost
3L Pentecost
20th Apr 2022
The children in 3L talked about what was on the Big Frieze picture which showed the Kingdom of Good and we annotated the picture.   We also discussed who was a "good ruler" and "bad ruler" using a concept line.  We used our P4C skills to help us have a great discussion.
 
 

P4C Gold Award

 

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P4C - Philosophy for children

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Christ Church has scooped a Gold Award from national education charity SAPERE P4C to mark its outstanding commitment to and progress in Philosophy for Children (P4C). We are very proud to be the first school  in Kent to achieve this award.

P4C is an approach to teaching and learning which, research has shown, enhances children’s thinking and communication skills and boosts their self-esteem.

The SAPERE P4C Gold Award is the charity’s highest award and is only given to those schools which have fully embedded P4C in their ethos, strategy, teaching and learning and which have met the strict criteria for the award. The award celebrates the hard work of students and staff at Christ Church to develop and sustain critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking across their school.

What do we do in P4C?

In P4C sessions, teachers use a stimulus, such as a picture book, video clip, or photograph, to help children to explore big philosophical concepts such as fairness, bravery, friendship, conflict and respect. Children are supported to create philosophical questions about the concepts, questions such as:

  • Is it ever OK to lie?
  • Do we have to respect everyone?
  • Can good people do bad things?

The children then choose the question they would most like to explore. Teachers encourage students to think about the ideas and concepts behind the questions, and to discuss and challenge ideas as a group – a community of enquiry. As the questions grow more philosophical and imaginative, children learn to recognise and explore different perspectives.

Amelia Foster, CEO of SAPERE P4C, said:  “The young people of Christ Church CEP Academy really impressed us, not only with their ability to think deeply and to share their thoughts with eloquence and passion, but also with their willingness to really listen to and build on the ideas of others. Both teachers and students have worked hard over the past few years – and especially during the pandemic – to really embed P4C across the school, and we are delighted that the school is the first in Kent to receive our Gold Award.”

SAPERE’s three award levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold – celebrate a school's progress in establishing high-quality, sustainable P4C across the school. Each application undergoes rigorous scrutiny and only those which meet the criteria will receive an Award.

For more information contact please contact our school or Clare Woodcock, Communications Manager at SAPERE P4C on clarewoodcock@sapere.org.uk, tel 01865 408333/07591 181386.

 

 

 

 

News

23rd May 2022
    We can help people.  Give money and food to the poor.  Start...
 
 
 
28th Apr 2022
In year 2 we are learning about the Muslim faith.  The children met Amira and...
 
 
 
20th Apr 2022
The children in 3L talked about what was on the Big Frieze picture which showed the...