Religious Education - The Curriculum
To fulfil our aims and objectives for the school, we use the Come and See programme of Religious Education as recommended by the Archdiocese of Liverpool. This forms the basis of RE within our school.
The aim of this programme is to explore the religious dimensions of questions about life within the Catholic tradition. Links are made with pupils own experiences and with universal experiences. Other world faith traditions are also explored and reflected upon twice yearly.
Central to the Come and See programme are 3 basic human questions and 3 Christian beliefs that are the Church's response in faith.
Autumn - Where do I come from? LIFE ⇔ CREATION
Spring - Who am I? DIGNITY ⇔ INCARNATION
Summer - Why am I here? PURPOSE ⇔ REDEMPTION
Come and See is developed through three themes based on the documents of the Second Vatican Council, which are gradually explored each term in greater depth.
Community of Faith – Church Themes:
Autumn: Family – Domestic Church
Spring: Community – Local Church
Summer:World – Universal Church
Celebration in Ritual – Sacrament:
Autumn: Belonging – Baptism / Confirmation
Spring: Relating – Eucharist
Summer: Inter-Relating – Reconciliation.
Ways of Life – Christian Living Themes:
Autumn: Loving – Advent / Christmas
Spring: Giving – Lent / Easter
Summer: Service – Pentecost.
Topics overview – Despite the theme and focus within it being consistent throughout the school, each class will explore the theme through a different named unit.