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To think this is not a geography or science lesson?

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SweetElizaRose Wed 08-Jun-16 15:51:57

Ds - year 2 - attends a c of e school. Although we are not religious I appreciate the school is c of e and so they attend church half termly / have collective worship.

However ds came home today and said they had been learning about geography and science. Apparently they had to put a range of objects into two categories: man made and God made.
How is God made a category?! How can this be taught in science? Surely even in a c of e school the category should be 'natural'?

Aibu to be quite unhappy about this or is it just to be expected in a c of e school?

LunaLoveg00d Wed 08-Jun-16 15:54:35

I would be unhappy about that too. I thought the C of E were well on board with evolution and that it was only the loony fringe in the States which took the "heaven and earth created in 7 days" thing as fact.

SweetElizaRose Wed 08-Jun-16 15:55:18

It's not right is it? I'm really unhappy that this has been presented as fact in a science lesson.

thecitydoc Wed 08-Jun-16 15:55:33

you send your child to a faith school and then moan about faith based lessons? If you don't like faith based lessons taken them out of the school

SweetElizaRose Wed 08-Jun-16 15:57:11

But it is not RE is it? I went to a c of e school and we were never told this sort of thing.

LunaLoveg00d Wed 08-Jun-16 16:00:13

But the OP's point is that this "faith" isn't what the C of E says or in accordance with C of E teaching.

pigsDOfly Wed 08-Jun-16 16:01:50

No, that's most definitely not science. That would be faith, which has no basis in science whatsoever.

I went to a C of E school many centuries ago and god was only ever mentioned in RE lessons.

Balletgirlmum Wed 08-Jun-16 16:04:00

That's not on

Locally our only two available secondaries if you don't count the oversubscribed out of catchment school, are faith schools so many parents don't have a choice - the city

Stillunexpected Wed 08-Jun-16 16:04:04

I would double check with the teacher. Six/seven year olds are not the most reliable recounters of facts!

LittleMissBossyBoots Wed 08-Jun-16 16:04:50

YANBU and I say that as a practising Christian.

BarbaraofSeville Wed 08-Jun-16 16:04:53

Well, when their 'God made' category is empty, it'll nicely illustrate that science is about facts and evidence and religion fiction and story telling.

MrsJayy Wed 08-Jun-16 16:06:28

Oh thats a bit odd i know as you said its a faith school but thats difficult does your son believe in god ?

t1mum Wed 08-Jun-16 16:08:24

In some areas there isn't that much choice about whether you attend a faith school or not. OP YANBU.

SweetElizaRose Wed 08-Jun-16 16:10:04

Ds is usually reliable but I will check before I say anything.

SpaceDinosaur Wed 08-Jun-16 16:15:02

Categories are science and maths regardless.

Man mad and "God made"
What were they sorting, naturally occurring and unnaturally occurring items?
It stones/sand= nature = God
Plastics / metals = man made.

I would not be impressed with the lesson of it was as it sounds in your posts and as such I would definitely clarify with the school.

You can be REALLY objective with the school
Well God made man and man made the metal so that's God made too isn't it?
So on and so forth.

God made is not a scientific category but may be a precursor to practice for the next area of sorting for "solids, liquids and gases" for example

BertrandRussell Wed 08-Jun-16 16:22:19

No. Not to be expected at all. Make sure of your facts and if your ds is right, go in like a ton of bricks. Man made bricks. Or are they God made because he made the clay............?

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