Why do we teach this? Why do we teach it in the way we do?
As a Church of England School, the Christian faith is the foundations of everything that we do at Trinity Church of England Primary Academy. In all learning and life experiences, we aim to fulfil our school vision (as above)
We promote an environment where all children feel known, accepted, and valued as individuals, within a caring community, where our Christian faith affects not only what we teach, but also how we teach.
We believe that it is fundamental for the children to belong to a safe and nurturing community, founded on strong Christian values where children will develop an array of skills that will enable them to make their own positive contribution to our global society.
What do we teach? What does this look like?
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, their skills and talents that they will shine like stars lighting up the sky.
The statement of entitlements lays out the entitlement of all children to receive a high quality Religious Education which supports them in all aspects of their learning. We ensure that we fully meet the requirement of the statement of entitlement for Church schools.
Our RE teaching is informed by two different teaching schemes;
Wolverhampton Agreed Syllabus
By using these schemes alongside each other, we are ensuring children are given the opportunity to become religiously literate.
Understanding Christianity is based upon seven core Christian concepts. Children will explore the different concepts in a range of inspiring activities as they move through the school, starting in Foundation Stage and developing a great depth of understanding by the time they reach Year 6
Wolverhampton Agreed Syllabus ensures that the Curriculum for Religious Education is broad and balanced.
Christianity is taught in each Key Stage.
Key Stage 1: Taught Christianity and one other principal religion with a significant local presence
Key Stage 2: Taught Christianity and two other principal religions with a significant local presence
What will this look like?
By the time children leave our school they will:
Ask and offer possible answers to challenging questions about the meaning of life, beliefs, nature of reality and morality.
Have a secure understanding and knowledge of the religions studied and be confident to answer ultimate questions.
Have the ability to ask significant and reflective questions about religion and demonstrate a good understanding of issues relating to the nature, truth and value of religion.
Have a sense of self, identity and belonging to flourish within the community and be responsible citizens. Show respect, tolerance and understanding of all religions and beliefs.
Have a strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion come together.
The ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose.
The ability to exemplify the School’s Christian values in all aspects of life that are rooted in the teachings of the Bible.