At Holy Trinity Primary School, the aim of Religious Education is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principle religions represented in Great Britain. As a Church of England, Voluntary Aided School we follow the Manchester Diocesan Scheme of Work for R.E.
Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. Have a look at the ways we develop children using religion as a basis and see current examples of class displays on our Religious Character section of the website here.
The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community. We aim to foster an understanding that religious beliefs can shape our lives and our behavior and develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about both religious and moral issues through our teaching of RE. We want them to have confidence in themselves and their beliefs and identity, whilst being open to learn from and be sensitive to the feelings and ideas of others.
Across the curriculum and within the core of our teaching approaches and whole school worship, we aim to embed and promote our 7 Core Values.
Our School Values are:
Here is the current RE Curriculum Coverage of topics from the Manchester Diocesean scheme. for each class across school as well as some examples of work completed by our children:
Our Intent, Implementation and Impact statement, our Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social Skills overview grid, Mission Statement and School Prayer can all be found here:
Year 2 had a lovely visit on Tuesday 7th March and met with Father Ian to learn all about the features of the church. We loved learning about the history of our church and took time to reflect on how church is special to both us and our community.
The children in school have been working hard to understand the significance of our school emblem, we have learned and reflected upon what the term 'Faith and Labour' means to us and produced some wonderful art work to show our ideas!
SCHOOL RE WEEK NOVEMBER 2022
In November during the Autumn term, we held an RE week to help our children learn more about different religions and make comparisons between these religions and our faiths. Ks1 children worked hard to answer the question 'What is is like to be a Muslim?' whilst the other children in school explored a wider range of world religions. Within this week, we studied their Holy book and explored places or worship and created art work based on our focus religions. We had a special assembly where each class presented what they have learned during the week to the rest of the school. We made displays around school to demonstrate all the wonderful work we've worked so hard on! We absolutely loved learning about these different religions!
In 2017 we worked with 12 other Rochdale Church of England Primary Schools on a project called 'We are One.' The aim was to bring children together to show how we are united by common values. Also how these values unite different faiths, cultures and communities.