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Our RE Intent:

 

At Our Lady’s, we are committed to the Catholic Faith and recognising the value of every individual as a special and unique person - created in the image and likeness of God. We see RE as the core of the curriculum through which we promote each child’s innate capacity for awe, wonder, reverence and spirituality.

 

Our Religious Education curriculum begins by sowing seeds of faith and respect from the moment pupils enter our school and this is carefully nurtured and strengthened as they progress through school. We firmly believe that our RE curriculum will lead our children to aspire not to have more, but to be more. Through Religious Education, our children learn about their unique place within the home, school and the wider parish community.

 

Our Religious Education intent is to equip children with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore beliefs, values and traditions in the Catholic and other faiths. Our Religious Education is coherently planned and delivered using the Diocesan ‘Come and See’ programme. Children are taught about God’s love; they learn about their Christian responsibilities and are provided experiences of Church, Catholic traditions, as well as being taught to be respectful and understanding of people and traditions from other faith backgrounds. Our Religious Education intent fulfils and falls in line with our school’s mission: On our road to success; Jesus is beside us.

 

Come and See - RE Curriculum

Come and See is a Catholic Primary Religious Education programme for Foundation and Key stages 1 and 2. The programme of study, written by a group of experienced diocesan advisors was introduced across the Federation in September 2012 and has been warmly received by staff and pupils. The child friendly material provided within Come and See allows children to explore the teachings of the Catholic church through the use of age appropriate resources and activities.

 

Each year group from Foundation 1 to year 6 have their own list of focus topics to consider throughout the academic year. The topic will coincide with the church calendar however, the depth in which the topic is explored is dependent upon the respective age of the child. For example, during Lent, whilst all children will learn about the plight of Christ, our Early Years children will consider the importance of growing and new life; Key Stage 1 children explore the effect of change and opportunities, with Key Stage 2 children considering the importance of self-discipline, sacrifice, death and new life.

 

At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and Tradition.

 

Our RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) Curriculum

'I have come that you might have life and have it to the full’ (John 10:10)

Loving for life

Relationship and Sex Education provides a basis for children within which they can grow in confidence as people and become informed, thoughtful, responsible, healthy and safe members of society.

 

It encompasses PSHE and citizenship as well as relationship and sex education and develops knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and developing thinking skills. 

It seeks to educate the whole person:  spiritually, intellectually, morally, emotionally, socially, psychologically, and physically towards Christian maturity.

 

Children learn about relationships in the context of the Catholic faith. Every area of school life contributes to the education in personal relationships and helps young people learn to respect themselves and others, making safe, healthy and informed choices as they grow up and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.

 

Other Faith Curriculum

At Our Lady's we enrich our children in their journey of faith - rooted and grounded in Catholic beliefs and traditions. We also explore the beliefs and values of other faiths: Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. This enables children to grow in a deep understanding and respect of other faiths and traditions. The children spend two weeks over the course of the year learning about other religions – one week each on Judaism and another one on one of the other faiths: Hinduism, Islam or Sikhism. 

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