SPRING 2021 DATES ADDED!
Lower Key Stage 2: Rocks and Fossils- How do billions of years and the days of Creation coincide? Monday 18th January or Monday 22nd February, both 11am
In Lower KS2, pupils should be encouraged to ask their own questions and be curious about what they observe. What happens when they start exploring different kinds of rocks and researching how living things become trapped in rock and form fossils over billions of years? How can they reconcile this information with the Creation story they learn about in RE? Teachers can expect to be equipped with knowledge and practical approaches to prevent pupils making a false-choice between science and faith at the earliest opportunity.
Upper Key Stage 2: Evolution and Genesis- Sources of Knowledge for Creation Monday 18th January or Monday 22nd February, both 4pm
In Upper KS2, pupils should be encouraged to talk about their ideas, ask their own questions and recognise that science changes over time. Learning about adaptation, variation and evolution and the value of the fossil record may lead some pupils to question the Creation stories of Genesis. Teachers can expect to be equipped with the tools to lead pupils through an exploration of the Genesis texts and scientific evidence as sources of knowledge for understanding Creation
Upper Key Stage 2: Planets and Purpose- What is there to learn about God from the Solar System? Monday 25th January or Monday 2nd March, both 4pm
In Upper KS2, pupils should be encouraged to talk about their ideas, ask their own questions and recognise that science changes over time. Learning about other planets and about how ideas on the solar system have developed over time can spark questions on the enormity of Creator God and the purpose of humanity. Teachers can expect to be equipped with knowledge and resources to explore awe and wonder at the power and majesty of the Universe as well as the unique relationship humans share with God.
Senior Leadership: Headteachers as Christian leaders in the area of science and faith, Tuesday 19th January or Tuesday 3rd March, both 4pm
Does science make it difficult to believe in God? Can science support faith in God? Informed by data collected from across the country, this course will teach Headteachers the key concepts to ensure that a false-choice between science and faith is not being made by pupils. In light of the updated SIAMS inspection framework, this session will provide ideas on how to give pupils the opportunity for awe and wonder and to create a question-rich environment within school communities.
To register interest for any of these courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org