From Year 4 through to 6, we explore personhood and what it means to be truly happy. Explaining how to build solid friendships and valuable relationships, inspired by the truth of respect for individual dignity. Understanding how best to respect differences between beliefs and persons is a fundamental strand of the approach within Key Stage 2.
Happiness, conscience and exploring our emotions. We look at the difference between joy and pleasure and how God relates to how we feel. We are all made in God’s image and together we learn how to keep this image in mind and to act accordingly.
What is the difference between joy and pleasure?
Children will learn about the difference and be able to explain it, as well as how using your conscience makes for a more reliable choice than using emotions alone. We explore what drives us to make decisions and whether or not they are being made for the correct reasons.
What makes you a person? What makes you a rounded person? These are big questions to tackle but we break them down to explore personhood and development of moral and intellectual compasses. Humans relate in a deeper way than other living beings, this is a key theme which we explore.
We are all persons and everything is relational. But, the time spent with another human feels different to time spent with other living things. Why is this? As persons, we rely on human interaction and relationship building in order to find a sense of fulfilment. There are many relationships in nature and so we look at how they interact and what matters most to us in life.
Faith and science correlate more than you may realise. We explore the two together and how we can learn from both teachings as a whole.
Faith explains WHY things are made and science explains HOW things are made. As a result of this, the two interlink perfectly. You don’t have to choose between faith and science, so we teach Genesis and the Big Bang simultaneously.
Below you will find an excerpt from our Key Stage 2 curriculum, scroll through to see the lessons for Module 4c, Module 5a and Module 6h.