urriculum as laid down in the Catholic Education Services Curriulum Directory by following the 'Come and See' Religious Education programme.
10% of curriculum time across the school is dedicated to the teaching of RE which we teach from the guidance of the RE Curriculum Directory. We approach the Catholic Primary Religious Curriculum using 'Come and See' scheme which is supplemented by other sources recommended by the Diocese to ensure full coverage of the RE Curriculum Directory.
We are committed to providing the children with the rich and varied learning opportunities that will help them to be able to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith.
As part of the ‘Come and See’ R.E. programme all children study a different world faith for two weeks of the year, Judaism and Sikhism wil be studied during the academic year 2023-2024 (CYcle B) which will be followed by Judaism and Islam in 2024 - 2-25 (Cycle A).
Guests from these religions are invited to share their experiences and artefacts of their faith with the whole school to help our pupils gain a thorough understanding of other religions.This enables the children to have an understanding of what life is like for a child of another faith by the time they leave us.
In partnership with Come and See, we incorporate ‘Big Questions’ into our units of learning throughout the year.
These questions such as ‘What makes a house a home?’ allow children more opportunities to reflect on the meaning of RE teaching in their lives. It also provides scope for discussion and further exploration of key concepts, which link directly to the themes of Come and See.
Why do we ask Big Questions?
To encourage children to think beyond the obvious.
To encourage children to think of as many possibilities as they can, before deciding upon the best or most appropriate answer.
To increase their understanding of a topic
To encourage children to articulate their thoughts?
Please see attached an overview of our 'Big Questions' below.
|Big Questions Overview