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

'The Vine and The Branches' Religious Education Programme

What is 'The Vine and The Branches'?


The Vine and The Branches is a new resource from the Teachers’ Enterprise in Religious Education. It helps teachers deliver the requirements of the 2023 edition of the Religious Education Directory. It is written in pupil friendly language with clear indications for the teacher to show where the Knowledge Lens content and Ways of Knowing are being covered. Each pupil book has many lively illustrations and stimulating activities. Power point presentations are included within each Pupil’s and Teacher’s Book to extend and clarify understanding.


We are following The Vine and The Branches scheme for Religion in Year 1. 


The Programme is divided into Six Branches:

1: Creation and Covenant                      2: Prophecy and Promise

3: Galilee to Jerusalem                           4: Desert to Garden

5: Ends of the Earth                                6: Dialogue and Encounter


For each of the six branches there are five or six units. Each unit begins with Scripture and the whole scheme is based around listening to and becoming familiar with the Word of God.