At Our Lady & St Patrick's, we aim to guide the children to become religiously literate young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills to think spiritually and theologically and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday lives.
Religious Education is a core subject in our school and is taught for at least 10% of the weekly timetable.
Our Religious Education curriculum is based on the delivery of the Curriculum Directory, supported by the 'Come & See' Catholic Primary Religious Education Programme, which guides the teaching and learning of Religious Education throughout the school. Our RE curriculum enables the children to explore key questions of life from the Christian tradition and how to put what they have learned into context.
As an integral part of our RE curriculum, we also work closely with our local Parish to prepare liturgies and we value the partnership between home, school and parish and the wider community.
If you need any further information on Curriculum RE, please contact our RE Lead, Miss Naomi Foster, who will be happy to help.
Purpose and Aims of our RE Curriculum
The primary purpose of Catholic Education is the step by step study of the mystery of Christ, the teaching of the Church and its application in daily life, therefore the principal aims of the school in terms of the Religious Education which it provides are:
There are many opportunities for all children to explore their faith and deepen their relationship with Christ. This includes daily acts of worship, weekly assemblies, regular classroom/parish based liturgies and celebration of Mass. Our Parish Priest, Father Paul Dadson, works in full partnership with the school in supporting and enhancing the education and formation of our children.
To help the children develop their knowledge of their faith, we use the 'Come and See' Scheme of Work, which is taught on a year group basis and links closely to the liturgical year.
The content of this scheme offers an engaging programme of study, which comprehensively covers all the strands and requirements of the Curriculum Directory. Each topic plan ensures progression and depth of provision through EXPLORE, REVEAL & RESPOND activities.