Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Our RE Curriculum
The main teaching resource for Religious Education is, The Truth, The Way and The Life. The scheme is a starting point as teachers are encouraged to adapt the scheme ensuring all pupil’s needs are met and lessons are linked to their lives and the lives of the faith community. Teachers also ensure that when they teach Religious Education, they provide opportunities for the pupils to discuss, reflect and question what they have heard. Tasks in Religious Education will vary by class and by topic but can include writing tasks, construction, drama, art, music and discussions. Other areas of Religious Education are taught through Cafod topics so that pupils have an understanding of God’s Creation and their place in the world. Recently, we have further enhanced our curriculum by using resources created by Dr Margaret Carswell, these resources punctuate our curriculum at key liturgical points in the Church’s calendar, Advent to Christmas, Lent to Easter and Easter to Pentecost.
Religious Education is also taught through our community links where we welcome visitors, our priest and sister. Our clergy visit the school and take part in discussions with pupils, teach lessons, prepare reconciliation services and school masses.
We believe that pupil attainment is not the only outcome from Religious Education. We want the children to develop spiritually and morally with strong values which will enable them to grow as responsible, generous and loving members of the Global family united by Christ. ‘The outcome of excellent Religious Education is religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to reflect spiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life’ (Religious Education Curriculum Directory).
First Holy Communion
On Saturday the 13th May some of our Year 3 children made the next step in their journeys of faith when they made their First Holy Communion. They have worked very hard preparing for this moment and we are very proud of them. Congratulations to all the children!
As we prepare to celebrate the Easter Triduum, our KS2 children have created some powerful and moving pieces of writing. Please take a look at a selection of pieces from Year 4, 5 and 6.
Season of Creation
The theme of the Season of Creation 2022 is ‘Listen to the Voice of Creation’. The whole school have been engaged in learning about God’s creation. We have completed work in class and created displays in the hall.