Our RE Curriculum
As Catholic schools, we hold RE as the 'core of the core' subject. By this we mean that RE is embedded throughout our entire curriculum in all subject areas.
For our RE currriculum, we follow the 'Come and See' scheme of work as recommended by Liverpool Archdiocese.
Come and See is an invitation to exploration and promise of life for everyone. It offers the opportunity to search, to explore, to discover, and to respond; this is part of what it is to be human.
Come and See aims to raise questions and provide materials for children to reflect on their own experience. For all children the programme raises questions of meaning and purpose and enables children to think critically, providing materials for reflecting on their own experience.
The proramme helps children to explore the beliefs and values and the way of life of the Catholic traditions, and of other faith traditions, developing good attitudes and dispositions so that children are instilled with a 'love of learning' and a desire to go on learning.
Children are offered a sense of self-worth through experience of belonging to the caring community of St Mary's.
Each term children study topics to develop their understanding of the following themes:
- Christian Living.
Each topic lasts for four weeks and follows this sequence:
- Explore: pupil are introduced to the topic through their own experience.
- Reveal: The children learn about the Catholic faith through Scripture.
- Respond: Pupils reflect on and celebrate their learning which ends with a Prayer and liturgy.
For more information regarding RE in each year group, please see documents below.
As part of our Come and See programme, we have 'Faith Weeks' where the children will learn about other faiths, traditions, beliefs and special buildings.
We promote our pupils' learning of other faiths through class visits, guest speakers and through our involvement in the wider community.