In line with our fellow Diocesan schools, we are using a scheme called ‘Come and See’ which forms the basis of our Religious Education provision. It is based on the theological foundations of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Catechism and the revised RE Curriculum Directory. ‘Come and See’ is an invitation to all to explore the promise of life. In response to the question; ‘where do you live?’ which was asked by the disciples, Jesus invited them to; ‘Come and See.’ (John 1:39), and scripture is very much at the heart of this resource. The children explore the major aspects of the Catholic faith but also learn about other world faiths.
During the Autumn term the children will focus on three key themes; those of Domestic Church (Family), Baptism and Confirmation (Belonging) and Advent and Christmas (Loving). Each year group will approach the themes through different topics and at an age appropriate level. The children will also spend one week studying Judaism. As we move into the Spring term we will be studying the three themes of Local Church (Community), Eucharist (Relating) and Lent/Easter (Giving). Within the Summer term each unit reflects upon the role the Holy Spirit plays in our lives. We will be studying the three themes of Pentecost (Serving), Reconciliation (Inter-relating) and Universal Church (World). The children will also spend one week studying Islam.
Each topic focus runs for four weeks. During that time the children begin by exploring how the topic relates to their daily lives for example what images or actions show unconditional love to others. We then move to looking at scripture passages where we respond to their messages, teachings and advice. At the end of the topic we celebrate what we have learnt during this topic and reflect on how we can put this new knowledge into action.
Link to Whole School RE topic plan