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Over 650 Number of pupils who currently study at Newton Preparatory School 1991 The year that Newton Prep opened
Providing balance and breadth in all aspects of a child's education; intellectual, aesthetic, physical, moral and spiritual.
Newton Preparatory School Mission Statement
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Religious Education

Over 650 Number of pupils who currently study at Newton Preparatory School 1991 The year that Newton Prep opened
Providing balance and breadth in all aspects of a child's education; intellectual, aesthetic, physical, moral and spiritual.
Newton Preparatory School Mission Statement

Religious studies at Newton prep is a vibrant and stimulating subject, taught from Year 1 through to Year 8.

General aims 

The course provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.

We seek to develop pupils' knowledge and understanding about the major religions of the world by looking at key questions across religions rather than study each religion as a separate tradition. The exception to this is in Years 7 and 8 where we follow the ISEB syllabus which concentrates on an understanding and knowledge of key Old and New Testament stories. A key element in the ISEB course is the application of Biblical ideas and teachings to contemporary issues.

Timings

In the lower school 30 minutes a week is allocated to the teaching of RS and this increases to 40 minutes a week for Years 4 and 5. Years 5 - 8 enjoy up to 80 minutes a week of RS.

Homework

This is once a week for Year 5 upwards and is used by pupils to prepare their thoughts and ideas ready for discussion in the next lesson, or from Year 7 upwards, to undertake some independent research into one of the world's main religions.

Assessment

A form of continuous assessment is used throughout and pupils are encouraged to analyse and reflect on their work according to pre-agreed criteria. Pupils in Years 5 and 6 sit one annual exam in the summer and Years 7 and 8 have trial CE exams twice a year.

Ultimate goal

Our aim is for pupils to leave Newton with a developed sense of identity and belonging, with a developed respect and sensitivity towards others as well as a good knowledge of some of the key religious and cultural Biblical stories and themes.

Over 650 Number of pupils who currently study at Newton Preparatory School 1991 The year that Newton Prep opened
Providing balance and breadth in all aspects of a child's education; intellectual, aesthetic, physical, moral and spiritual.
Newton Preparatory School Mission Statement