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Religious Education

Diocesan Inspection Report says:

Pupils’ very good behaviour, informed by their desire to act like Jesus taught us, is a strength of the school. Teachers work hard to make Religious Education lessons interesting and enjoyable.


Our Mission

The Catholic Life of the school is given the highest priority where the development of an authentic Catholic ethos is actively sought by all. Children are empowered to have a thorough understanding of the Church’s liturgical year, its seasons, rites and symbols.  Within the school community, prayer has a profound and visible effect on the development of all pupils and staff irrespective of ability or faith background. As a school, we promote a love of faith; engaging and inspiring our children to take responsibility for promoting the Catholic ethos of our community whilst seeking to lead and develop this further. Developing a greater understanding of vocation is fundamental in giving our children a meaningful reason to live out their faith. Teachers ensure that children are provided with opportunities to develop their thinking and respond to questions of faith. Our school celebrates, develops and enhances the Catholic Life of our children and ensures our Catholic ethos underpins all that we do and strive to achieve.

RE Curriculum 

As a Catholic school, Religious Education is a core subject and is at the forefront of our curriculum. We follow the Birmingham Diocese strategy, 'Learning and Growing as the People of God'. This scheme of work enables all of our children to learn about the five strands of our faith:

  • The Liturgical Year
  • Celebrating the Sacraments
  • Scriptural Knowledge
  • Living as Christians including Prayer

Children are taught the strategy from the Nursery class up to Year 6. Each unit builds upon children's prior learning from the previous year and enables progression of knowledge, understanding and skills to develop children's understanding of our Catholic faith. Children are given opportunities to learn in a wide variety of ways, including learning through studying Bible stories, guided mediations, reflections, collective worship, art, drama, etc. There is a 4-yearly cycle of assessment, to enable staff and leaders to monitor and moderate Religious Education. The assessment focus for this year is Living as Christians.

Long Term Plan

Examples of our RE work

We are extremely proud of the work that our children produce as part of the Learning and Growing as People of God scheme of work. Children are encouraged to make links between Catholic beliefs and teachings, scripture, Catholic Social Teaching and their own lives. A key focus in RE lessons is facilitating children to see that their learning helps them live out the Gospel messages in their lives today.

As part of their Holy Week unit, Year One have acted out various elements of the week...