RE

‘..shine as lights in the world’  Philippians 2 .15

Intent

Trinity is a school with a family ethos in which every child is valued as an individual.  We want our children to be the very best they can be and to ‘shine as lights in the world’.  Central to this vision are our Christian Values of Courage, Respect and Friendship underpinned by Love and Kindness.  With these qualities, we want our children to be:

  • Ambitious Learners
  • Confident Individuals
  • Responsible Citizens

Through our RE teaching, we want our children to understand and respect different religious beliefs and reflect upon their own values and beliefs.

Collective Worship is also an important part of our school day and is a time when we come together as a school community.  As a Church of England school, our services reflect the Christian ethos through stories, hymns and prayers.  Services are regularly led by Reverend Thomson.  Throughout the year, we also attend services at our local church, St. Mary’s for Remembrance, Christmas and Easter.

Implementation

In RE, children explore questions arising from the study of Christianity and other major world beliefs.  A variety of creative approaches, such as poetry and art are used to encourage reflection.  RE is taught on a four year rolling programme (see below), using ‘Understanding Christianity’, the South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire syllabuses.

Collective worship takes place daily and each term focuses on a different Christian Value.  These are:

Year

Term

2021-22

 

2022-23 2023-24

1

2

3

4

5

6

Respect

Compassion

Truthfulness

Service

Wisdom

Creativity

 

Courage

Perseverance

Responsibility

Hope

Justice

Humility

Respect

Compassion

Truthfulness

Service

Wisdom

Creativity

 Impact

  • Children who show an understanding of and respect different religious beliefs.
  • Children who show Christian Values in their interactions with others.
  • Children who are reflective in developing their own values and beliefs.

Click here to view our RE Long Term Plan