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RE Curriculum

Our Aims

 

Our aims for the teaching of Religious Education are to enrich the lives of our pupils in the:

  • Love of God for everyone and everything He created
  • Understanding of the ‘Good News’ of the Lord, to enable ourselves and others to respond to God's love
  • Teaching of the Catholic faith
  • Growth of faith by relating the Gospels to their lives and levels of understanding, linked to our Mission Statement and the Come and See programme
  • Development of prayer and worship
  • Awareness and respect of other faiths and cultures

Curriculum

 

Since its introduction to the Diocese of Nottingham in 2012, we have been following the Come and See RE programme.

Topics covered across the school are:

Themes

Year Groups

 

E. Y.  F1 & 2.

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

Domestic church

family

Myself

God knows and loves each one

Families

God’s love and care for every  family

Beginnings

 God at every beginning

Homes

God’s dream for every family

People

The family of God in Scripture

Ourselves

Created in the image & likeness of God

Loving

God who never stops loving

Baptism/

Confirmation

belonging

Welcome

Baptism; a welcome to God’s family

Belonging

Baptism an invitation to belong to God’s family

Signs & symbols

Sign & symbols in Baptism

Promises

Promises made at Baptism

 

Called

Confirmation a time to renew baptismal promises

Initiation

The call to a new way of life

Vocation  & commitment

Christian life

Marriage / ordination

Advent/

Christmas

loving

Birthday

Looking forward to Jesus’ birthday

Waiting

Advent a time to look forward to Christmas

Preparations

Advent; preparing to celebrate Christmas

Visitors

The coming of Jesus

Gift

God’s gift of love & friendship in Jesus

Hope

Advent; waiting in joyful hope for Jesus; the promised one

Expectations

Jesus born to show God to the world

Local Church

community

Celebrating

People celebrate in Church

Special people

People in the parish family

Books

The books used in Church

Journeys

Christian family’s journey with Jesus

 Community

 life in the local Christian community: ministries in  the parish

 Mission

Continuing Jesus’ mission in diocese. [ecumenism]

Sources

The Bible, the special book for the Church 

Eucharist

relating

Gathering

The parish family gathers to celebrate Eucharist

Meals

Mass; Jesus’ special meal

 Thanksgiving

Mass a special time for saying thank you to God for everything, especially Jesus.

Listening & Sharing

Jesus gives himself to us in a special way

Giving &receiving

Living in communion

Memories

The Eucharist the living memorial of Jesus

Unity

Eucharist enables people to live in communion.

Lent/ Easter

giving

Growing

Looking forward to Easter

Change

Lent  a time for change

Opportunities

Lent;  an opportunity to start anew in order to celebrate Jesus’ new life

Giving all

Lent a time to remember Jesus’ total giving

Self discipline

Celebrating growth to new life

Sacrifice

Lent a time of giving in order to celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus

Death & new life

Celebrating Jesus’ death & Resurrection

Pentecost

serving

Good News

Passing on  the Good news of Jesus

Holidays & holydays

Pentecost: the feast of the Holy Spirit

Spread the word

Pentecost a time to spread the Good News

Energy

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

New life

To hear & live the Easter message

Transformation

Celebration of the Spirit’s transforming power

Witnesses

The Holy Spirit enables people  to become witnesses

Reconciliation

Inter-relating

Friends

Friends of Jesus

Being sorry

God helps us to choose well  Sacrament of Reconciliation

Rules

Reasons for rules in the Christian family

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Choices

The importance of examination of conscience

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Building bridges

Admitting wrong, being reconciled with  God  and  each other

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Freedom & responsibility

Commandments enable Christians to be free & responsible

Healing

Sacrament of the Sick

Universal Church

world

Our world

God’s wonderful world

Neighbours

Neighbours share God’s world

Treasures

God’s treasure; the world

Special places

Holy  places for Jesus and the Christian community

Difference

Different saints show people what God is like.

Stewards

The Church is called to stewardship of Creation

Common good

Work of the worldwide Christian family

 

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