As a church school, we place great value on Religious Education. Through our RE lessons in school, our pupils gain a greater understanding of not only the Christian faith but also other world faiths. This is really important as we prepare our pupils for life in a multi-faith world.
Following a request from a parent, the governors in 2018 agreed to adopt Liverpool Diocese syllabus for Religious Education supplementing it as necessary with additional units to ensure the school is compliant with the requirements of the local agreed syllabus regarding the teaching of other world faiths.
At Trinity we promote teaching in Religious Education that stresses open enquiry and first hand experiences wherever possible for pupils and staff. The syllabus in school is implemented by a highly sensory approach, where children look at and handle religious artefacts, listen to music and visit places of worship or taste food from different religious traditions. We value the strong links that we have with St Paul’s and Trinity churches and fully make use of these links when delivering units of the RE syllabus.
Class teachers are responsible for their own class organisation and teaching style in relation to Religious Education, while at the same time ensuring that these complement and reflect the overall aims and philosophy of the school. The children in any one class are given the opportunity to work as a class, as individuals or as part of a group. The choice of class organisation will be determined by the learning task or activity and the resources being used.
For details of the RE units studied in each class, the expectations of what we expect pupils to know and be able to do at the end of each Key Stage of learning and for the RE policy, please click below.
As part of the unit on 'Ascension and Pentecost', Year 2 pupils have been learning about the symbols of the Holy Spirit and like salt in water and the wind, you can't see it but can feel its power.
Year 6 have been illustrating through their artwork, St.Paul's teaching on the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23.