At St Patrick’s, we follow the Come and See RE Curriculum. All children have two RE lessons per week as well as regular collective worship. Links are made with the children’s own experiences and the curriculum is adapted to make it real and meaningful to our children. Come and See offers the opportunity for children to search, to explore, to discover and to respond; this is part of what it is to be human.
It is important to us that our children see themselves as part of a wider community. Over the course of year, children will learn about other faiths such as Hinduism,Islam and Judaism.
Come and See is developed through three themes based on the documents of the Second Vatican Council, which are explored in each year group, each time at a greater depth. They are ‘Church’, ‘Sacrament’, and ‘Christian Living’.
Each term there are basic questions and beliefs that are explored through three kinds of themes:
- Community of Faith – Church
- Celebration in ritual – Sacraments
- Way of Life – Christian Living.
We believe that RE contributes to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of all children, and that this makes a significant contribution to helping “pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain,” through practising the skills of tolerance and mutual respect as seen in Fundamental British Values. RE provides us with opportunities to develop pupils learning and understanding of people they will meet, work and live alongside.
Please click here for an overview of the units.
St Patrick’s RE Progression
RE Curriculum Statement- 2019/20
As a catholic school, the RE curriculum is central to the whole school curriculum and underpins all teaching. We strive to enable all pupils to acquire the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values needed to enable them to thrive by living out school motto “May Christ be Seen in Us.”
We aim that the children receive an enriching experience which reflects our school motto. We follow the “Come and See” scheme of work together with collective worship and attendance at mass.
- We also visit other places of worship.
- Invite members of other faiths to visit the children.
- Perform Nativity plays.
- More than Dance performances.
- Fundraising for a variety of charities as chosen by the children.
‘May Christ Be Seen in Us’ is our well established school motto, which is at the heart of everything we do at St. Patrick’s. We see this being lived out in our children’s school life through their responses to charitable work, their contributions to liturgy in school and in the reflective work recorded in their R E books.
The children know they have a responsibility towards one another and demonstrate respectful behaviour to all. They have a positive attitude to people of any religion and an understanding of cultural beliefs different to their own.
As they grow in faith, morality and spirituality they develop the skills needed to take a constructive place in the modern world.