Visions and Values
Jesus said “I tell you Peter, you are a rock and on this rock foundation I will build my church.” (Matthew 16:18)
At Walsh Church of England Junior School we strive to be like Saint Peter, answering God’s call to us, challenging ourselves and showing resilience, even if learning gets difficult. We aim to follow the example set by Jesus as Peter did, to live our lives in peace, in fellowship with others and the world around us.
RE at Walsh Junior School
At Walsh CE Junior School we teach RE so children learn to:
appreciate the distinctive nature of religion and the contribution of religious and spiritual insights and values to the individual’s search for meaning in life
learn about Christianity God, Jesus Christ, the Church, the Bible, Christian ways of life
learn about other faiths represented in the classroom and wider world and show respect for all.
develop interest in and enthusiasm for RE to enhance their understanding of themselves, others and the natural world to help form their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural education and personal values and beliefs
develop the ability to make reasoned, reflective, informed and creative responses to religious and moral issues
recognise religions’ influence on their culture and community life
reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are mainly Christian, but to take account of other religions represented and to celebrate diversity.
start laying sound foundations for future development of religious understanding, spiritual insight and moral conviction
understand ourselves and our place in the world
At Walsh C of E Junior School RE is taught accordance with the Surrey Agreed Syllabus 2017-2022 to all pupils, recognising the school’s special character as a Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) School. It is taught alongside the school’s aims and ethos, developing the strong links between Religious Education and the Relationship and Sex Education, in ways which are appropriate for pupils aged 7-11. To help pupils to develop a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own. Our children are taught RE in units of work, in whole Pause Days, through collective worship and regularly during other curriculum areas.
Through our teaching of Religious Education and the School’s ethos, we want our children to be able to make links to their lives and that of others, understand and respect different religions so everyone can live and work alongside one another with no prejudice and make good decisions within their lives using the skills and information they have learnt about. We also hope for the children to carry our school values through their lives of Peace, Fellowship and Resilience to underpin their moral, spiritual and social decisions