RE

Religious Education

Faith Primary School is a joint Church of England and Catholic school. We teach our Christian faith through an amended version of the Come and See Religious Education Programme.

At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives the pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and our Religious Tradition.

Central to the programme are these three questions:

  • Where do I come from? Life Creation
  • Who am I? Dignity Incarnation
  • Why am I here? Purpose Redemption

Come and See helps our pupils to explore the beliefs, values and way of life that our Christian faith asks of us.

It supports the faith experience of all children because it starts with their real life experience and leads them to reflect upon the meaning of church, sacraments and Jesus in their lives.

Pupils are encouraged to develop their faith by regular prayer in class and assemblies, Collective Worship, Reflection and religious and liturgical celebrations throughout the year. They are also encouraged to reflect upon social and moral issues, which affect our immediate and global communities.

We believe that the aim of religious education is to contribute to the development of the children as individuals and valued members of society. Our principal task is to help children to know, understand and appreciate the spiritual and religious dimension of life as expressed in the Christian faith

and important aspects of other traditions.

We endeavour to do this by giving pupils opportunities to develop spiritually, morally, intellectually, emotionally and physically, towards their full and unique potential, in the sight of God.

This can be identified in all our work in school but most of all in the relationships which exist within the school. We value others for themselves, not only for what they have or what they can do for us. We value relationships as fundamental to the development and fulfilment of ourselves and others and to the good of the community. This can be seen in policies such as Behaviour, equal opportunities, SEN and inclusion. It can also be seen in the work done in RE and across the curriculum.

As a Christian Community we hold that our faith and Christian values, which we hold dear, should have an affect on all aspects of school life, not just curriculum, but also personal relationships, manners, social development etc. It should also affect the conduct of wider school activities: celebrations, anniversaries, festivals, problems and complaints. In this way we wish to promote an awareness of the spiritual significance of all aspects of daily life including the gifts, talents and personalities of both children and staff.

Come and See Topics

Domestic Church Family

Baptism/Confirmation/Belonging

Advent/Christmas/Loving

Local Church Community

Eucharist Relating

Lent/Easter/Giving

Pentecost/Serving

Reconciliation/Inter-relating

Universal Church World

 

For more information on our RE curriculum, click the links below.

Come and See Overview

Scripture Grid cross Reference