Holy Trinity CofE Primary School

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Religious Education

As a Church of England school Religious Education plays an important role in the daily lives of the children and staff.  Through learning about different religions and their teachings it helps to promote an understanding of different beliefs and respect among children of other faiths but also their own sense of faith.
The curriculum for Religious Education aims to ensure that all pupils: 
  • Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews,
  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews,
  • To gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.
These aims are met through the use of attainment targets which we plan into all lessons.
Attainment Target 1 - To learn about religions and beliefs
Attainment Target 2 - To learn from religions and beliefs (met through discussion and shown through actions)
At Holy Trinity we aim to achieve our curriculum intent by quality teaching of the RE curriculum, daily worship and school ethos.
We follow a curriculum set by Southwark Diocese Board of Education. This gives us a broad view of the main 5 world religions. that are taught across the year groups. It also looks at different aspects of Christianity and key celebrations in the Christian calendar. Each lesson looks at meeting both Attainment targets 1 and 2. 
Daily worship plays a large role in our day to day life. We start each morning with worship which involves singing songs and praying to God. We also say a class prayer or sing a hymn before lunch and at the end of the day. 
Staff and children at Holy Trinity work together to foster our strong Christian ethos as we promote our aim of Growing together as children of God.
The impact of our Religious Education curriculum can be seen within our SIAMS Inspection Report (February 2018) where we got outstanding.
Our RE Curriculum Map:
Knowledge organisers for the world religions:
Holy Trinity's Progression of Skills in RE: