Religious Education is at the heart of our curriculum and is a core subject in our school. We aim to develop pupils' religious literacy, knowledge and understanding of their faith y teaching the urriculum as laid down in the Catholic Education Services Curriulum Directory by following the 'Come and See' Religious Education programme.
‘Come and See’ is the response Jesus gave the disciples when they asked, "Where do you live?" (John 1:39). So the programme is based on the truth revealed by God about ourselves, our life together and our ultimate destiny with God. Pupils are invited to develop in faith through study and prayer and to ‘Come and See’ the wonder of all that is within them and beyond them
Throughout a range of topics, children are exposed to the mystery of God, the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Church, lives of Saints, the Sacraments and the relationship between faith and life. These are explicitly taught in RE, though we develop and encourage them through our the Catholic Life and Collective Worship.
Our RE curriculum follows three themes - Church, Sacrament and Christian Living. These are explored at different stages throughout the year:.
Church: These themes take place each term and each theme gradually builds on the pupils' prior learning from the previous topic. Children will explore 'Family', 'Local Community' and 'Universal Church' within this topic.
Sacrament: We explore a Sacramental topic once per term. Children will learn about all seven Sacraments throughout their primary journey (Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders and the Sacrament of the Sick). We understand these as meeting points, where God Himself is present, waits for you, blesses you and leads you deeper into the community of the Church.
Christian Living: Children will learn about Advent (celebrating life), Lent and Easter (the cost of life) and Pentecost (feasts to celebrate).