The spiritual development of pupils is shown by their:
- Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values.
- Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.
- Use of imagination and creativity in their learning.
- Willingness to reflect on their experiences.
Where is this in Kings Furlong Junior School?
- RE lessons – the children explore concepts, contextualise the concept through religious beliefs and evaluate, reflect what they have learnt. What would a Christian, Hindu, Muslim or Humanist feel about that concept? The children are given opportunities to explore religious beliefs and understand how this impacts people’s daily lives.
- Both behaviour and learning rewards encourage achievement for all.
- The ethos of the school is based on our Learning Behaviours.
- Project based learning provides opportunities for children to share their end of project outcomes with their family and the rest of the school.
- Diploma Days allow children to choose and explore a new skill.
- Art, Design Technology, PE, Music and English, to name but a few, are taught so the children can explore and appreciate the wonders of our world and ask questions of themselves and others. The children reflect on their own lives and others’ through drama activities, artwork, and design products. Music concerts and plays are performed to audiences. Sports events are attended so children can develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
- Circle time enables the children to develop their understanding of themselves and explore new thinking, e.g. why…? Awe and wonder. Each child is given the chance to comment therefore, developing their sense of self-worth.