As a Catholic School we are required to dedicate 10% of our timetable to RE. As part of the Nottingham Diocese, we follow the Come and See religious education programme. . ‘Come and See’ invites pupils to explore the religious aspects of life, dignity and purpose within the Catholic tradition. Pupils reflect on personal experiences and links are made with the Catholic faith as well as other faith traditions. A variety of teaching methods and resources are used, including stories from the Bible, songs and hymns, role play, liturgical dance, creative activities, videos and discussion.
The pupils study three themes each term, the themes are:
- Advent term: Our church – Family, Baptism and Confirmation – Belonging, Advent and Christmas – Loving.
- Lent term: Local church – Community, Eucharist – Relating, Lent and Easter – Giving.
- Pentecost term: Pentecost – Serving, Reconciliation – Inter-relating, Universal church – World.
At the heart of our RE curriculum are our ‘Big Questions’, which ultimately drive the learning of the topic. These questions remain open ended and challenging, providing children with opportunities to engage with the deepest questions of life, encouraging pupil collaboration, discussion and reflection. Children are exposed to the mystery of God, the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Church, lives of Saints and the relationship between faith and life: