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World Faith- Islam
World Faith- Islam
24th Jun 2022
Year 5 & year 2 enjoyed a lovely discussion surrounding the Muslim faith of Islam. Both year groups have been studying, the Islamic faith over the past two terms.  A huge thank you to Mrs Chowdury for coming in to talk about her faith and what is means to her. The children listened attentively as she explained her faith journey as a Muslim and the importance of some of their practices within...
 
1K-RE
1K-RE
17th Jun 2022
Children have been learning about Judaism and Hanukkah. Children were questioning why it is important to Jewish people and then placing the order of the story of Hanukkah on a menorah candle. 
 
1A - P4C
1A - P4C
14th Jun 2022
Today, in writing, we used our 'philosophy for children' caring skills to think about the question   Do you think Goldilocks and the bears could be friends? First thoughts: Aphra: if they meet more times they could get friendly. Maryam: when the bears went upstairs they could say ‘hi, you can sleep in our bed’ they wouldn’t eat Goldilocks, they wouldn’t be angry. Jaxon:...
 
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. 
 
1K- RE
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.
 
 

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P4C Gold Award Feedback

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

24th Jun 2022
Year 5 & year 2 enjoyed a lovely discussion surrounding the Muslim faith of Islam....
 
 
 
14th Jun 2022
Today, in writing, we used our 'philosophy for children' caring skills to think about...
 
 
 
23rd May 2022
    We can help people.  Give money and food to the poor.  Start...