Religious Education is taught and studied across the school, building on prior learning as children move up through the school. We work on a rolling two-year programme here at Trinity Road. Below are details of the RE learning that will take place over the course of this academic year.
|Years 1 and 2||Autumn Term In the first part of this term, the children learn about special ways of living through Christianity and Buddhism. They look at special ceremonies and celebrations in these two religions. In the second part of the term, the children learn about special people within the Christian and Buddhist religions. They find out why these people are important to the religions and relate it to their own lives. Spring Term In the first half term, the children learn about special words and stories within Christianity and Hinduism. They find out what these special stories mean in each religion and why the words are special. In the second half of the term, the children concentrate on special things in nature based on Christianity and Judaism. They look at the relationship to spring and new birth. Summer Term In this term, the children look at special places in the home and in religious buildings relating to Christianity and Islam. Often visiting a church and speaking to religious leaders in these religions. The second half of the term involves learning about special objects and symbols in Christianity and Sikhism. The children learn about why different objects and symbols are important and how they relate to and are used in the Christian and Sikh religions.|
|Years 3 and 4||Autumn Term During the first half of this term, the children look at the Anglican church in Christianity. They concentrate on the importance of the church and different parts of the church and why they are important to the Anglican church. During the second half of the term, the children find out about Judaism and concentrate on Moses and the festival of Pesach (Passover – celebrating the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt and their freedom). Spring Term During this term the children focus on Hinduism. They find out about festivals, stories and Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The children learn about how their lives can relate to different festivals and stories. They learn why the Gods and Goddesses are important in the Hindu faith. Summer Term During the first part of the term, the children learn about Islam. They focus on Muhammed and the Quran. The children learn why Muhammed is an important prophet to Islamic believers and how the Quran helps them to live their lives. In the second part of the term, the children concentrate on Christianity. Living as a Christian, the Bible and prayer. They learn what Christians believe, how they follow the stories in the Bible and how prayer is used in a Christian life.|
|Years 5 and 6||Autumn Term In the first part of the term, the learning is about Buddhism. How to live as a Buddhist, what devotional practices they follow and the Middle Way (a guide of how to live their lives). During the second half of the term, the children learn about the Creation Story in Christianity, focusing on Genesis. They learn about what the Bible says about how the world and humans were created. Spring Term During the first part of the term, the children learn about Brahman, the Trimurti & Creation stories in the Hindu faith. They look at how these stories and beliefs can be related to their lives. In the second half of the term, the focus in RE is about the Five Pillars of Islam. What each pillar means and what Islamic people believe. Summer Term During this term, the children learn about the Jewish home and the customs Jewish people follow. They also concentrate on Humanism. They look at a more secular world view through the Humanist beliefs.|
Photo gallery Here are some photographs of learning taking place within RE across the school.