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Spiritual Development at the heart of the Curriculum – Kingsland CE Primary School

Aspects of Spirituality

School opportunities
Geography, Science, Number – links to real life Literacy – Poetry RE All curriculum subjects Sex Education Unanswerable questions Staff ‘journeying’ with pupils School Council Homework PE Self evaluation re. learning Group work Meeting targets Play Eco- group Behaviour choices in and out of classroom Opportunities to choose creative responses to work School Council Young SportsLeaders VLE Philosophy (P4C) Everywhere Discovery Church visits Use of all senses Wonder zone Awareness of world ICT Dimension (www etc) Visitors to school Worship times International Dimension Visits eg Caswell Bay Wow ! Conversations Stilling Small group work Imagination I wonder …. Reflection Not always an answer Stories Worship times Relationships In Church Prayer Symbols Art work P4C

School Development
Sacred spaces

A sense of the mystery of life:

A sense of the human capacity for choice, decision making and personal responsibility:

Assessment for Learning Developing role of School Council Creative curriculum Homework VLE

ICT developments

A sense of awe and wonder:

A sense of transcendence and an awareness of there being something more to life than meets the eye:
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Developing school environment – art work, symbolism – Values Pottery

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Spiritual Development at the heart of the Curriculum – Kingsland CE Primary School

Aspects of Spirituality

School opportunities
Play area / conservation area / field Off-site visits / walks / residentials Wildlife Wonder Zone Circle time Eco –issues Displays/ flowers Pattern in animals and nature Gardening Photographs / pictures Walk-to-school Art / sketch work Geography Creativity / creation stories Pet Day AT ALL TIMES – INSIDE / OUTSIDE – VALUE ALL THINGS Animals and the natural world – life cycles Music ICT Language Routine Maths and Science P.E. / Dance Organised and well managed classrooms Making connections within the curriculum Extra curricular Christian Year Philosophy for Children (P4C) Circle time / speaking and listening / show and tell Higher order questioning Encourage time to ask questions Targets Self-evaluation / assessment ICT Appreciating other peoples points of view Celebration assemblies / Show and tell / News Recognising and appreciating special moments Celebrating birthdays / special occasions – whole school community Inspirational speakers eg Olympics Fun and laughter / smiles ALL THE TIME/ High standards = genuine achievement

School Development
Use of WWZ (Wildlife Wonder Zone) Gardening Club Use of Millennium Green for Forest Fires etc. Kingsland Methodist Church outdoor learning opportunity (curriculum planning) Sacred spaces

A reflective attitude to the natural world:

A sense of pattern, sequence and order:

Timetabling – structured and flexible!

A spirit of enquiry and open mindedness:

Encouraging children to ask more questions

A sense of life’s joys and achievements:
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Pupils leading celebration assemblies Worship Team leading Worship every term

Spiritual Development at the heart of the Curriculum – Kingsland CE Primary School

Aspects of Spirituality

Opportunities
Eg. family death or illness, Mrs Davies, Mr Jones; pets dying or ill; flowers, leaves; Jesus; Disasters – earthquakes, tsunami, bombings, floods, accidents, fire, famine, drought Assembly Stories Circle time R.E. Science … Geography History Challenge Global School Partnership Current affairs eg First News Supporting charities Newsbites Also high expectations in all things and a positive attitude to ‘failure’ ; we learn at the point at which we fail. Relationships with others – playtime, all times throughout day Resolving conflicts as they happen Sharing, giving in, taking turns, respecting, working in pairs, groups Inclusion Respect for each other – unique and special P4C Allowing time to think / feel Listening skills Caring for each others feelings Discussions Circle Time Worship Time Values education Friendship seat Staff work / life balance Mixed-age groupings International Dimension School Council Encouraging children to imagine how it would feel to be hurt, suffering Drama (Club etc) Look at pictures of suffering, etc Inclusion Use opportunities as they arise Time / place to talk Story / Literacy – characters Accessibility / SEN How would you feel if …. ? Drama / Role play Challenge for able pupils Supporting charities Good sportsmanship International Dimension Emotional intelligence SEN provision and care All areas of curriculum – any time Worship times/songs

School Development
VLE links – current affairs Class news boards

An awareness of disappointment and failure, suffering and pain, decay and loss:

A sense of others as feeling, thinking persons:

An increasing ability to empathise with others:

International Dimension Curriculum Project ‘Opening Doors between our Worlds’and ‘Fair Play' Learning buddies

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Spiritual Development at the heart of the Curriculum – Kingsland CE Primary School

Aspects of Spirituality

School opportunities
Ideally everywhere and anywhere Pose questions Work / life balance PPA time Leave space + provide space Music Assessment for learning Worship time Listening Lesson planning Quiet working environments P4C Teaching skills that allow time to think / respond / evaluate A calm / colourful / stimulating school environment GIVING CHILDREN TIME, teachers too Staff room WWZ Display celebrating all effort and achievement. High academic standards Circle time / PSHE – especially and specifically BUT all the time Safeguarding children All unique and special Year 6 Leavers’ awards SEN/ Gifted and talented provision Health andSafety procedures Teamwork NB Sport Admissions Policy Family/ mixed-age groupings International Dimension Teaching about Jesus Admissions policies Learning styles How we do assessment (feedback) – praise, understanding, individuals NB. Challenge of materialism Discussions / P4C Child / Class-led assemblies Listening skills Health and Safety Circle time Interactive play Creative expression – dance, art, drama, music (concerts) Not being afraid/embarrassed/unqualified for teachers and pupils to talk about difficult things Taking part Extending good EY practice Extended schools Experience Healthy school issues A relaxing / inspirational staff room Active schools / PE partnership

School Development

A sense of the quality of silence and reflection:

Worship Times Work / life balance Staff room environment School building improvements Sacred space

A sense of self–worth and the worth of others:

Themed weeks/ days with mixed-age groups Learning buddies

A growing self-confidence in expressing inner thoughts (spiritual communication):

A sense of the joy in life, all achievements and play:
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Sports / Sports partnership VLE – joke spot Celebration Worship Times Laughter and fun Spotlight/Drama/ Dance clubs Appreciation PTA/ Social events