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Religious Education

At St Mary’s, we provide a Catholic, Christian education based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Children are given the opportunity to fulfil their full potential through a curriculum that develops spiritual, academic, creative, social and emotional growth.

Religious Education is a core subject at St Mary’s. It is timetabled weekly with 10% of teaching time dedicated to the subject (in line with the Bishops’ Conference recommendations). As a Catholic school, Christianity forms the major focus in RE lessons. Other faiths are also taught and celebrated throughout the year. RE lessons provide children with a deep understanding of their own faith as well as an awareness of the faith and tradition of other religious communities.

We follow the Come and See scheme for RE, however, faith and spirituality is explored throughout the curriculum with Gospel values underpinning all aspects of school life. The Come and See scheme follows the pattern of: the human search for meaning, God’s initiative in Revelation and the response in faith.

The following broad areas of study relate to Catholic doctrine, faith and practices and are taught at an appropriate level for our children:

  • The personal messages and deeds of Jesus.
  • The historical facts of His life, death and resurrection.
  • Basic ideas of Sacred Scripture – Gospels, Revelation, Tradition.
  • The value of the human person.
  • The value of the Sacraments as they accompany us on our journey through life.

In addition to delivering the Come and See scheme, teachers explore and cover a range of other areas of religion and spirituality such as; the Church’s Liturgical year, feast days, saints, Bible stories, prayer, meditation and provide children with knowledge and understanding of our own Parish and community.

Below you can download an overview of the Come and See topics.

Click on the icon below to visit the Come and See website.