Religious Education Curriculum

Our Catholic faith is at the heart of all we do


We are extremely proud to be a Catholic school in which both children and adults are supported and encouraged to develop their own faith and spirituality. 

We recognise that our children come from a range of backgrounds and abilities. As such, we are sensitive to each child's life experiences and value their individual contribution to school life. 

We believe that every child in our care is made in the image and likeness of God.  Therefore, our aim in the teaching of Religious Education is to bring our children to a deep, living, active and personal faith related to their own lives and experiences. 

We strive to ensure that our whole curriculum, our moral values and our relationships stem from the Gospel values and that our children are continually reminded of God's loving presence in all that we do.

 

Come and See
 
 As recommended by the Diocesan guidelines, the time given to the teaching of Religious Education at Our Lady of the Angels is 10% of the timetable.

Religious education is respected as a core subject and as such must be of a quality to engage and stimulate pupils' intellect, heart and imagination.  To ensure these areas are addressed, we follow the 'Come and See' scheme of work, which meets the requirements of the RE Curriculum Directory for Catholic Education (2012). This strategy aims to provide a curriculum that will be enjoyable to study, and that aims to secure the link between what the church teaches and the classroom.  It supports teachers' planning, delivery and assessment opportunities. 

The Come and See scheme is used throughout our school and is split up into nine different themes.   

  • Domestic Church - family: myself
  • Baptism/Confirmation - belonging: welcome
  • Advent/Christmas - loving: birthday
  • Local Church - community: celebrating
  • Eucharist - relating: gathering
  • Lent/Easter - giving: growing
  • Pentecost - serving: good news
  • Reconciliation - inter-relating: friends
  • Universal Church - world: our world
Pupils will also learn about the following other faiths: 
  • Judaism 
  • Hindusim
  • Muslim
  • Sikhism
 
 
We assess attainment and progress in RE using outcomes based on three Attainment Targets:
AT1 Knowledge and Understanding ('Learning about')
AT2 Engagement and Response ('Learning from')
AT3 Analysis and Evaluation