Religious Education

So Jesus said, “Well, then, pay to the Emperor what belongs to the Emperor, and pay to God what belongs to God.” And they were amazed at Jesus. Mark 12:17

Here at Holy Family & St Michael’s, we deliver our RE lessons with the support of the Diocesan recommended scheme, The Way, The Truth and The Life. This scheme teaches and supports the children with the principles of the Catholic faith. It offers some interactive activities to support the learning in school, which we encourage you to view with your child.


  • At the heart of Catholic education lies the Christian vision of the human person. This vision is expressed and explored in religious education. Therefore, we believe that religious education is never simply one subject among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process.
  • We believe Religious Education is, then, the core subject in a Catholic school.
  • Religious education contributes to evangelisation and catechesis but its specific contribution to the Catholic Life of the school is primarily educational and so Religious Education will be planned, taught, assessed and monitored with the same rigour as other curriculum subjects.
  • We understand Religious Education to be the systematic study of the mystery of God and of Jesus Christ, of the Church, and of the central beliefs which Catholics hold.


The children across school will learn about differing aspects of our Faith and other peoples beliefs, linked to the following areas of learning:

Foundation Stage

Autumn Topics: God’s World and God’s Family

Spring Topics: Getting to Know Jesus and Sorrow & Joy

Summer Topics: New Life and Church

Summer Topics: The Kingdom of God and Faith in Action

Key Stage One

Year One

Autumn Topics:  God’s Great Plan and Mary, Mother of God

Spring Topics: Families & Celebrations and Following Jesus

Summer Topics: Resurrection and Miracles

Year Two

Autumn Topics: Chosen People and Mysteries

Spring Topics: The Good News and The Mass

Summer Topics: Eastertide and Birth of the Church

Lower Key Stage Two

Year Three

Autumn Topics: The Christian Family and Mary, Our Mother

Spring Topics: Called to Change and Jesus, the Teacher

Summer Topics: Celebrating Easter & Pentecost and Being a Christian

Year Four

Autumn Topics: The Bible and Trust in God

Spring Topics: Celebrating the Mass and Jesus, the Saviour

Summer Topics: The Mission of the Church and Belonging to the Church

Upper Key Stage Two

Year Five

Autumn Topics: Creation and God’s Covenants

Spring Topics: Inspirational People and Reconciliation

Summer Topics: Life in the Risen Jesus and The Transforming Spirit

Year Six

Autumn Topics: Called to Serve and Justice

Spring Topics: Jesus, the Bread of Life and Jesus, Son of God

Summer Topics: The Kingdom of God and Faith in Action.