As a Catholic school, Religious Education is a central part of our curriculum. The purpose of Religious Education at St. Vincent’s is to nurture the development of the Catholic faith and its teachings for our pupils. Through the Religious Education curriculum and our school ethos, we aspire to encourage all children to develop a better relationship with God and others around them.
For more information, please click here for our Religious Education Policy .
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 RE Topics Yearly Overview 2023-24
Click here to see the Religious Education Progression Map
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).
Please click here to see our most recent Religious Education news posts, celebrating all the Religious Education learning that is taking place in the school.