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.
Advent/Christmas - Loving
25th November- End of Term
Class 1 Birthday - Looking forward to Jesus’ birthday
Class 2 Preparations - Advent: preparing to celebrate Christmas
Class 3 Gifts- God’s gift of love and friendship in Jesus
Class 4 Expectations - Jesus born to show God to the world
Suggestions for Home Activities
Discuss with the children how your family welcomes visitors to your home.
Find out about some Christian symbols for Advent e.g. Advent wreath, calendar, Jesse tree.
Use the CAFOD or Missio websites to get a religious Advent calendar.