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Butterwick Pinchbeck's Endowed Church of England Primary School

Butterwick Pinchbeck's Endowed Church of England Primary School

Spirituality

At this church school, we aim for all members of our inclusive school community to work together, where individuals feel valued and are encouraged to fulfil their hopes and aspirations, this includes their spiritual development.

Spirituality means different things to different people. 

As a school we focus on the idea of 4 concepts of spirituality: self, others, world and beauty and beyond. We plan a series of encounters/ learning experiences (Think it) that open up the possibility of reflection (Feel it). Finally, the children are given an opportunity to put into action what they believe and value (Live it). There are also ad-hoc moments of teaching to grasp the ‘Wows’ (things that are amazing) and ‘Ows’ (things that come up short).

We think it, we feel it, we live it!

At Butterwick CE Primary School we believe that it is very important to provide all children with a range of opportunities to help them develop spiritually. We believe that spiritual development may not be synonymous with Religious Education and Collective Worship and can be explored through many different curriculum areas (for more information on spirituality and the curriculum - go to the curriculum area of the website).

When planning for spiritual development we focus on 3 areas: What we think, What we feel and How we live.

   What we think: Encounter - The Learning about life.

We give children the opportunities to become aware of the world in new ways/ knowledge/ experiences, to wonder about life's 'Wows' (things that are amazing) and 'Ows' (things that bring us up short).

 What we feel: Reflection - The learning from life.

We provide children with time for REFLECTION. We give children opportunities to reflect on their experiences, to look inward & consider the big questions of life. In this they are learning from life by exploring their own insights and perspectives and those of others. Give emotional, physical and auditory space.

   How we live: Respond - The learning to live by putting into action what they believe.

We give children opportunities to respond to all of this; to do something creative as a means of expressing, applying and further developing their thoughts and convictions. In this they are learning to live by putting into action what they are coming to believe and value.