At Cookridge Holy Trinity Primary School, Religious Education is taught in accordance with the new Leeds & York Diocesan Syllabus and reflects the distinctive and inclusive ethos of our Anglican foundation. Along with National Curriculum subjects, Religious Education forms part of our curriculum. A high quality Religious education enables us to support pupils in developing their understanding of Christianity and other principal religions, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.
Aims for Religious Education
At Cookridge Holy Trinity Primary School we value the importance of Religious Education teaching and learning. Within our distinctive context we emphasise:
- A Christian ethos which permeates the whole curriculum, but finds particular emphasis in this subject.
- A wide range of Christian resources.
- Close links with Cookridge Holy Trinity Parish Church and the wider Christian community.
- The faith commitment of governors and staff.
- The Christian foundation of the school.
We seek to explore the meanings of Christian values and their significance through weekly acts of worship delivered by our Head teacher, Deputy Head, Holy Trinity Church, Tinshill Free Church and class teachers. These Christian values are taught as part of our curriculum and embedded in our school life.
In consultation with our children, parents, Governors and staff we believe that the gifts of respect, service, perseverance, hope, compassion, truthfulness, thankfulness, friendship, trust, forgiveness, love and courage are the values we want our children to leave our school with. Whilst these gifts are inclusive of human values, we try to anchor them into the Christian faith by relating them to the Bible through stories and readings.
We teach our Christian Values in a two year rolling cycle.
Our Christian Values this year (Year A):
Term 1: Respect
Term 2: Service
Term 3: Perseverance
Term 4: Hope
Term 5: Compassion
Term 6: Truthfulness
Our Christian Values this year (Year B):
Term 1: Thankfulness
Term 2: Friendship
Term 3: Trust
Term 4: Forgiveness
Term 5: Peace
Term 6: Courage