Highburton C.E. First Academy

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Religious Education

Highburton First School is a Church of England School. We follow the Kirklees agreed syllabus for RE.  All the children have one hour of R.E each week as suggested by the statement of entitlement.  At some point during their time at school they will have the opportunity to visit a mosque, a methodist church, a synagogue and the Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) as well as our local church All Hallows in Kirkburton. 

The R.E (Religious Education), PSHE (Personal, social, health, economic) and SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural) displays around school reflect the curriculum work done in the classrooms. This can be in the form of artwork, photographs, activity based or simply information.  These displays are changed on a regular basis.

Collective Worship Team

The Year 5 collective worship team are involved in the day-to-day routines of worship. They set up the hall ready for us to gather together, devise call and response, read bible passages and prayers. 

We have daily collective worship in the hall or in our classrooms. 

Monday - Whole school worship - Values based / PSHE awareness days.  

Tuesday - Whole school worship - Singing Praise / Values based. 

Wednesday - Whole school worship - Picture News. 

Thursday - In class worship and reflection. 

Friday - Whole school worship - Celebration. 

Our Vision and Values 

At Highburton C.E First Academy, our vision is to cultivate a vibrant learning community where every child is valued and empowered to flourish. We envision a school where kindness, helpfulness, honesty, and gratitude are woven into the fabric of daily life. Our commitment is to nurture independent thinkers who celebrate their uniqueness and embrace the power of collaboration.


 "Every child is a rainbow waiting to shine."

Theological Underpinning 

"Having wisdom and understanding is better than having silver and gold." 

Proverbs 16:16

Easter Garden Competition 

Our friends from All Hallows Church came in to talk to the children about The Easter Story. 

They shared an example of an Easter Garden. The children were given the opportunity to take part in a

competition. Could they make an Easter Garden of their own? 

The ladies from Church selected a winner from each class and they were presented with a book from Church

and a yummy chocolate treat. 

World Religion Week 

The whole school took part in World Religion Week and the children had the opportunity to move round to other classes and learn about other religions. The children learnt about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism. They all created some beautiful work for display. 

R.E. Area Displays

  • Christian Symbols - What are the Christian Symbols and what do they mean?
  • PSHE - Have you filled a bucket today? How can you make someone else feel good? 
  • All Hallows Church Visits - Year 3 and Year 4 Church visits 
  • Christian Values - What are the Christian Values and what do they mean?
  • The First Christmas - How do we celebrate the birth of Jesus?  
  • The Creation Story - Created by Year 5
  • The Kindness Elves - Watching out for Kindness acts displayed by the children!
  • Throw Kindness around like Confetti - A board to demonstrate acts of Kindness
  • Baptism - celebrations of birth - Created by Year 2 
  • New Years Resolutions - What would you like to achieve next year? 
  • Judaism - a topic covered by Year 3 during the spring term
  • Harvest - What do we see at Harvest time? 
  • Christian Values Tree - What are the Christian Values? 
  • Thankfulness - What are you Thankful for?