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

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1A World Views Day - P4C
1A World Views Day - P4C
12th Dec 2022
Today we spent our time thinking about different world views.  We had a talk about Buddhism which was very interesting - especially the part about the symbol of the lotus flower which grows out of the muddy waters.  He explained that even when the waters are muddy (maybe we feel sad or angry) the lotus flower will grow (there can be happiness).  We talked about this a lot today and it...
 
6C World View Day
6C World View Day
12th Dec 2022
Today 6C enjoyed a variety of activities. We had a presentation about Buddhism and a lively discussion afterwards, analysed the different opinions people have about God and looked at pieces of art about "Spiritual Pathways." Then the children could create their own piece of art. Some were very unique while others took a lot of inspiration from our example or were influenced by Christmas, which is just...
 
Year 5......Spirituality Walks, Circles and Words
Year 5......Spirituality Walks, Circles and Words
12th Dec 2022
We thought about how to best express spirituality for ourselves using words and colour as our inspiration.
 
World Views Day 2022
World Views Day 2022
12th Dec 2022
The children have had a great time today, thinking about the big question:  Do All world views lead the same direction?  The children enjoyed a lovely talk introducing them to Buddhism. They have all completed a P4C activity, enjoyed a story in the story tent and completed some lovely art works, in order for them to gain a deeper understanding of the big question. 
 
Year 4 visit to St John's Church
Year 4 visit to St John's Church
8th Dec 2022
St John's church kindly invited year 4 to visit them this morning, to learn about the Nativity. We met a wise person who told us the story of Christmas and how it all started with Mary. We met a young girl called Mary and her new baby, Jesus. Then we talked to a shepherd who was surprised to be the first person to visit the new born king. We also encountered the Horrible King Herod and told us his...
 
4L philosophy day
4L philosophy day
22nd Nov 2022
What does philosophy mean to us?
 
5C World Philosophy Day
5C World Philosophy Day
17th Nov 2022
The children answered the question What does Philosophy mean to Them?
 
World Philosophy Day
World Philosophy Day
17th Nov 2022
What does Philosophy mean to 3B?
 
Year 4 RE Story Tent
Year 4 RE Story Tent
4th Nov 2022
Year 4 enjoying the story tent.
 
Year 5's visit to our local catholic church - Our Lady Help of Christians
Year 5's visit to our local catholic church - Our Lady Help of Christians
21st Oct 2022
The children enjoyed a peaceful time at Our Lady Help of Christians. They were welcomed warmly by the parish priest and had the opportunity to ask deep philosophical questions:  If God loves us, why is there still suffering in the world? What does it mean to you to be a catholic? Which symbol is the most important symbol to you? Where in the church is the most special place?  
 
 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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12th Dec 2022
Today we spent our time thinking about different world views.  We had a talk...
 
 
 
 
12th Dec 2022
Today 6C enjoyed a variety of activities. We had a presentation about Buddhism and...
 
 
 
 
12th Dec 2022
The children have had a great time today, thinking about the big question:  Do...