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Creation & Science – Are these ideas conflicting or complementary?


In our latest RE topic, we will be learning about the creation story and the big bang theory.


Children will be able to:

  • Outline the importance of Creation on the timeline of the ‘big story’ of the Bible.
  • Identify what type of text some Christians say Genesis 1 is, and its purpose.
  • Taking account of the context, suggest what Genesis 1 might mean, and compare their ideas with ways in which Christians interpret it, showing awareness of different interpretations.
  • Make clear connections between Genesis 1 and Christian belief about God as Creator.
  • Show understanding of why many Christians find science and faith go together.
  • Identify key ideas arising from their study of Genesis 1 and comment on how far these are helpful or inspiring, justifying their responses.
  • Weigh up how far the Genesis 1 creation narrative is in conflict, or is complementary, with a scientific account.