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:
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
Autumn Topics: God’s Great Plan and Mary, Mother of God
Spring Topics: Families & Celebrations and Following Jesus
Summer Topics: Resurrection and Miracles
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
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
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
Autumn Topics: Creation and God’s Covenants
Spring Topics: Inspirational People and Reconciliation
Summer Topics: Life in the Risen Jesus and The Transforming Spirit
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.