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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

'Come & See' Religious Education Programme

What is Come and See?


'Come and See' is a Catholic Primary Religious Education Programme for Primary Schools.


This easy to use teacher-friendly material has been written by a group of experienced diocesan advisors.


It follows on from successful trialling in schools in England and Wales and is based on the theological foundations of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Catechism and the revised RE Curriculum Directory and includes the Catholic Attainment Levels.


The Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the search for meaning in life. God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us and our response of faith. (cf. CCC26) This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic, opened up through; Explore, Reveal and Respond.


We follow the 'Come & See' teaching scheme for our Curriculum RE.


In years 2 - 6, we follow the Come and See scheme of work. Each topic is opened up through; Explore, Reveal and Respond.



The teacher helps the children to think about their own experiences.



Reveal is the heart of the process where the children and teachers discover the Christian understanding.



The children will remember and celebrate what they have learned.


The Come and See scheme is an invitation for everyone to “Come and See”

  • We are invited to invite others and children are especially welcome - “Let the children come to me”
  • The idea is that all classes throughout the school are studying the same fundamental topic with a differentiated theme, suited to their age.
  • The main themes are The Church, The Sacraments and Christian Living
  • Children come and see the wonder that is within them and beyond them
  • God Offers the invitation to come and see
  • Teachers Facilitate the opportunity for children to Come and See.


An overview of the themes covered in each year group is below.

Come & See: Year Group Coverage & Themes

Come & See: Suggested 'Big Questions'