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Across our school, we value and respect all who are with or without faith.

We respect that we may believe different things.


At Holy Trinity, pupils have the opportunity to learn about many different faiths, as well as focusing on Christianity. This allows pupils to develop a stronger awareness of the people we share our world with and enables them to find connections between the beliefs of others and their own lives. 


RE in our school is a subject that creates a safe space for pupils to critically reflect on their own religious, spiritual or philosophical views.


Our Approach to Teaching RE


Our aim is to support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it. We use the resource materials from Understanding Christianity to help us with this.


By addressing key questions, Understanding Christianity encourages pupils to explore core Bible texts, examine the impact for Christians and consider possible implications. Each unit incorporates three elements:


Making sense of the text – Developing skills of reading and interpretation; understanding how Christians interpret, handle and use biblical texts; making sense of the meanings of texts for Christians.


Understanding the impact – Examining ways in which Christians respond to biblical texts and teachings, and how they put their beliefs into action in diverse ways within the Christian community and in the world.


Making connections – Evaluating, reflecting on and connecting the texts and concepts studied, and discerning possible connections between these and pupils’ own lives and ways of understanding the world.


Each lesson will be made up of one or more of the above elements.

This model shows that the Understanding Christianity approach is not just getting pupils to learn what Christians think. Instead, it is about developing skills to help them ‘think theologically’ alongside learning lots of knowledge about the Bible, Christian belief and practice. It also shows that these three elements do not represent rigid, distinct steps, but that pupils can ‘make connections’ whilst ‘making sense of the text’, for example.


R.E. Subject Coverage and Progression of Skills 2023-24


To give you a greater idea of the units taught in each year group, as well as the knowledge building blocks, you can find below our progression documents for each year group. 

The RE Ambassadors 2023-2024


Our RE Ambassadors are:


Asriel, Sarah, Shekinah, Hillary, Arshpreet, Blessing, Sophia, Gaby, Crystal, Ruth, Jedaiah, Chiamaka, Ini, Taylor, Tatiana, Stanley, Damilola, Nason 


These pupils are from Year 4 up to Year 6.


Part of their role, is to support with worship by sharing the readings, reciting their own prayers or explaining to the school how they have engaged, how they can respond and how they will send out the messages of the worship to others.


RE Ambassadors also lead their own pupil led worships as part of the prestigious RE Ambassador role.


Another part of being an RE Ambassador, is to support fellow pupils in their RE lessons, therefore each Ambassador is linked to a particular class in the school and will visit this class once a term to support with the RE learning. 


Butterflies - Stanley/Taylor

Ladybirds - Inioluwa

Barn Owls - Shekinah/Chiamaka

Red Squirrels - Crystal/Hillary

Hedgehogs - Ruth

Puffins - Asriel

Rabbits - Arshpreet

Woodpeckers - Blessing

Badgers - Sarah

Robins - Gaby

Kingfishers - Sophia

Otters - Nason/Jedaiah

Foxes - Tatiana

Swans - Damilola


Our RE Ambassadors feature on our Collective Worship rota.

In their prestigious role, they get to plan and lead their very own Collective Worships each term where they get to demonstrate their leadership skills, as well as imparting their in-depth knowledge with the rest of the school.

Take a look at them in action!

Prayer Stations


Around our school, you will find Prayer Stations in every classroom and communal area.

Our Prayer Stations are very important spaces where pupils and adults can go to share their own prayers.


Christian Values


In our school, our Christian Values underpin our ethos, our behaviours and how we treat each other.

Every classroom and many communal areas will have these displayed to keep them at the forefront of our minds.

Although each of the Christian Values are woven through our everyday life here at Holy Trinity, we also focus on one Christian Value each term.

Throughout each term, staff and pupils keep an eye out for people demonstrating that Christian Value, this is highlighted, recognised and celebrated.

Each classroom has a ballot box and towards the end of each term, pupils from every class vote for who they think deserves the Christian Value badge.

Receivers of Termly Value Award


At the end of the term, you will be able to click on the tab for each Christian Value to find the names of the pupils who were awarded with their Christian Value badge.


Children are voted by their peers by noting down who they feel deserves the award and why. Each child places their slip in their class' ballot box, votes are totalled and winners are announced in the last Celebration Assembly of the term.