We follow the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus for RE and use the Understanding Christianity resource to support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it. This encourages the children to become deep thinkers who are well equipped to tackle the big questions of life. We visit places of worship of other faiths e.g. Piety Mosque in Plymouth or Plymouth Synagogue and invite speakers of different faiths. Please find our two year rolling programme attached below.
Duloe is a Church of England, Voluntary Aided School and has close relations with the Parish Church. Each term children take part in services at St Cuby’s Church. Generally there are at least two services a term and parents and parishioners are welcome to all such services. Assemblies are held involving the whole school each day. Parents wishing to withdraw their child from Religious Education or the devotional part of the assembly are invited to discuss the matter with the Head Teacher, following which suitable arrangements will be made for the supervision of such children whose parent continues to favour withdrawal. On a number of days during the year parents are invited to attend assembly, or services, when children from each age group will show work that they have completed. It is an opportunity for parents to observe the school at work.
As a Church of England School, our Christian Values underpin all that we do. Each half term we focus on a particular value - this term it is creativity. We then display this value in all of our classrooms using images and quotes, from the Bible and elsewhere, to help the children fully understand what they mean and how they link to their own lives.
A Christian perspective on creation and creativity: Seen from a Christian perspective all of life is a gift. With this gift comes a mutual responsibility to ensure the creation is not spoiled, but rather sustained and shared by all.
Creativity can be found wherever you look both inside and out. In order to really appreciate creation and be creative ourselves, we rely upon our senses.
The children in Year 6 prepare the school hall for collective worship everyday. They set up the collective worship table with the appropriate coloured cloth, candle and resources. They select a hymn to sing liasing with whoever is taking collective worship. Certificates are presented to a child in each class at the First Friday Assembly, this is chosen by the year 6 children, it is linked to the Christian value of the half term.
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
Our Leavers Assembly is in St Cuby's Church on Wednesday 24th July at 1.30pm. Everyone welcome.
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