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

Religious Education

Christ and His teachings are at the heart of all we do in school. We strive to offer children every opportunity to deepen their faith by learning and living the Catholic faith on their spiritual journey through our school.


Through our carefully planned RE curriculum, 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 our 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.


We strive to make our lessons and experiences in RE as memorable and enjoyable as possible for our pupils - the children tell us that they love their RE lessons, and this is evident in every classroom and around our school.


If you need any further information on Curriculum RE, please contact our RE Lead, Miss Naomi Foster, who will be happy to help.

The Sacrament of Baptism - Reception Class (November 2022)

πŸ’™ Reception had a very special visitor in class earlier this week, to help them to learn about the sacrament of baptism. 
πŸ’™ The Reception classroom was set out to look like a church, with rows of chairs on either side and an altar at the front. 
πŸ’™ Miss Foster’s nephew, baby Ezra, had Kaia and Coby for godparents; they were very sensible and promised to look after him and help him to grow to be good like Jesus. 
πŸ’™ Coby held the baptism candle and the children said a prayer to welcome Ezra into the family of the church. 
πŸ’™ Miss Foster and her sister were so impressed with how sensible and clever all the children were, and the children loved meeting the baby.
πŸ’™ Little Ezra was such a good baby - and such a lovely visitor!

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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:


  • to lead the children to a deepening knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith.
  • to provide opportunities for the children to develop a loving relationship with God and their neighbour.
  • to encourage children to respect and be fully aware of the needs of others as equal members of God’s creation.


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.

Our RE Curriculum in Action...