In Year 5, we have been learning that there is much debate around the relationship between the Christian account of creation in Genesis and contemporary scientific accounts. We looked at the Genesis account in the Bible and learned that not all Christians interpret it in the same way. For example, some may take it literally, whilst others consider it to be poetical, explaining why the world was created and by whom, but not necessarily how.
We then learned about core scientific theories such as The Big Bang Theory and Evolution and asked whether Christians could believe in both Science and their religion. Many of us were interested in the views of the NASA astrophysicist, Dr Jennifer Wiseman, who believes in both Christianity and Science and holds a complementary view.
Having reflected on the evidence, we considered our own opinions too. We produced some explanations of creation based on what we learned during this topic.