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Religious Education

The Religious Education Curriculum Intention

Through the RE Curriculum we: search for EXCELLENCE, nurture the UNIQUENESS of the individual, strive for the education of the WHOLE person, value education for ALL, develop MORAL principles, encourage our children to be WITNESSES of the world

 

  • At St Joseph’s we follow the Diocesan programme of study, over a two-year rolling cycle called ‘Come and See’
  • RE is taught as 10% of our curriculum (2.45 at KS2 and .2.15 at KS1)
  • We make links to RE through our Smile Curriculum where ‘global learning’ is developed
  • We study Judaism and one other faith (on a rolling cycle) every year
  • RE is taught through themes which follow the rhythm of the Liturgical Year and develop a progressive understanding of the Sacraments, every theme follows the sequences of: Explore, Reveal, Respond
  • A ‘Big Question’ is asked at the beginning of every topic and refereed to ongoing as a challenging learning tool
  • RE at St Joseph’s contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society
  • We make strong links with our local Church ‘Our Lady Queen of Heaven’ and Christian Charities (CAFOD()
  • RE at St Joseph’s  offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, within a broad-based curriculum, is essential to achieving these aims.

RE Yearly Overview

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Our Current Themes

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Local church - Community

6th January – 24th January

Class 1            Celebrating - People celebrate in Church

Class 2           Books - The books used in Church

Class 3           Community - Life in the local Christian community and ministries in the parish

Class 4           Sources - the Bible, the special book for the Church

 

 

Suggestions for home activities

 

Explore the Diocesan website, looking at the number of churches, and finding out about our Bishop.

Read Bible stories together or encourage older children to read a child’s Bible.

 

IMPORTANT DATES THIS TERM

 

Mary, the Holy Mother of God

1 January

 

The Epiphany of the lord

5 January

 

The Baptism of the lord

12 January

 

The Presentation of the Lord

2 February

 

Ash Wednesday

26 February

 

St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

19 March

 

The annunciation of the Lord

25 March

 

PALM SUNDAY of the Passion of the Lord

5 April

 

Maundy Thursday

9 April

 

Good Friday

10 April

 

Easter Sunday

12 April

 

Advent Enrichment Day- RE through Computing, Art, Dance and Poetry

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Knowledge and Skills Progression in RE


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