King William Street CE Primary School use Discovery RE and Understanding Christianity as the scheme of learning throughout the school which adopts an enquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Through this approach children learn not only knowledge but also develop an understanding of the world of religion and how beliefs impact on daily lives. Christianity is taught in every year group whilst Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are also covered.
At King William Street CE Primary school, RE forges important links within our local community. Local clergy from the Old Town community of churches lead our assembly every Thursday. We value the opportunity of bringing learning to life by visiting local places of worship. We also have strong links to Christ Church where the whole school celebrates the Christian festivals of Harvest, Christmas and Easter. Children have also benefited from visiting places of worship from other faith such as a Sikh temple and a mosque.
As a Church of England Primary School, we follow a set of jointly held Christian based values that help us to grow and develop. Although we see these values as Christian values, we strongly feel that they are values all children need to learn about and develop in order to become productive, successful and caring members of society.
The values for the year 2019-20 were Respect, Truth and Compassion.
The values for this year 2020-21 are Friendship, Trust and Courage.