Religious Education is the core of our curriculum and we use the Come and See Scheme of Work, which we supplement as appropriate to ensure coverage of current events, and liturgical celebrations.
Come and See is developed through three topics, three distinctive starting points which are based on the Second Vatican Council.
This means that a theme can be explored through a different topic. The content is structured so that there is cohesion and progression in what children do and learn. For each topic, there are clearly stated learning outcomes, achievable learning objectives and a variety of experiences and activities for each of the learning objectives. In addition to this, each lesson is linked into the Curriculum Directory and it is delivered through a process recognised in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
- Explore: by exploring their life experience to discover value and significance
- Reveal: by hearing, understanding and reflecting on the Christian message
- Respond: by bringing it to mind, by celebrating and by applying it
Click here to see the Religious Education Curriculum Directory
Click here to see the Religious Eduction Yearly Overview 2020-21.
Click here to see the Religious Education Progression Map
Our aims in teaching Religious Education are to enable children:
To build a loving relationship with God Our Father, through prayer, worship and the life, words and actions of Jesus Christ as recorded in the scriptures.
To nurture, guide and spiritually enrich our children on their Faith Journey.
To encourage the children to develop self-respect, respect for others and God’s creation.
To develop the children’s awareness of their responsibility in the local and wider community.
To imbue the children with a sense of responsibility for their actions and enable them to develop a spiritually informed conscience and sound moral judgements.
To foster a living commitment to the Faith.
To ensure that Religious Education continues to have a central place in the curriculum, permeating every aspect of school life.
To celebrate other faiths to enrich children’s understanding of the world around them.
Our Religious Education curriculum includes the teaching of least two other religions per year. Learning about the religion and cultures of those who do not share the Catholic faith is one of the ways in which Catholic schools embody the call to love one’s neighbour. As the Church says, “The love for all men and women is necessarily also a love for their culture. Catholic schools are, by their very vocation, intercultural.” (Congregation for Catholic Education p61).