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At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

Curriculum

Our RE Curriculum

 

RE

 

Our Mission Statement

 

‘At St. Josephs, we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus.’

 

As a Catholic school we dedicate 10% of our Curriculum weekly to teaching RE . This is supported by daily prayers; Morning, before and after lunch as well as our end of day prayer. Each day is stated by a whole school assembly or a key stage assembly. If there is no assembly or Hymn practice we have in class reflection time and meditative moments.

 

MondayWhole school assembly

 

 (led by Mrs O’Connor)

TuesdayKey Stage 2 Assembly
WednesdayHymn practice
ThursdayEYFS & KS1 assembly
FridayClass assembly (as per rota ) or in class reflection.

 

Celebration assembly 2.45pm- led by Mrs Ramsay/Mrs Skelton/Mrs O’Connor

 

Every class has a reflection table; this is a focal point within the classroom and a place to reflect upon. These are changed regularly, either topically or thematically linked to the liturgical calendar or special feast days.

 

Our Scheme

 

We follow Come & See for our RE curriculum.This covers 9 topics per year , 3 per term.Every year group has a different topic but they do come under the theme each term according to the season and liturgical calendar.

 

Come and See is an invitation to exploration and a promise of life for everyone.

 

The invitation is open to all, in response to the question ‘where do you live?’, as asked by the disciples, Jesus invited them to come and see [John 1:39]. The disciples went with Jesus and spent the rest of the day with him. The invitation is to all, even if the question has not been spoken.

 

‘Whoever loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and my Father will come to him and live with him’ [John 14:23].

 

Our topics

 

 FoundationY1Y2Y3Y4Y5Y6
Autumn Term
Domestic Church – FamilyMyselfFamiliesBeginningsHomesPeopleOurselvesLoving
 World Religions Week – Judaism
Baptism /Confirmation – BelongingWelcomeBelongingSign & SymbolsPromisesCalledChoicesVocation and Commitment
Advent / Christmas – lovingBirthdayWaitingPreparingVisitorsGiftsHopeExpectations
Spring TermCAFOD WEEK
 

 

Local Church Community

CelebratingSpecial PeopleBooksJourneysCommunityMissionSources
World Religions – Hinduism
Eucharist RelatingGatheringMealsThanksgivingListening and SharingGiving and ReceivingMemorial SacrificeUnity
Lent / Easter GivingGrowingChangeOpportunitiesGiving AllSelf-DisciplineSacrificeDeath and New Life
Summer Term
Pentecost – servingGood NewsHolidays and Holy DaysSpread the WordEnergyNew LifeTransformationWitnesses
Reconciliation – inter-relatingFriendsBeing SorryRulesChoicesBuilding BridgesFreedom and ResponsibilityHealing
World Religions Week – Islam
Universal Church – WorldOur WorldNeighboursTreasuresSpecial PlacesGod’s peopleStewardshipCommon Good
              

 

World Religions

 

As part of RE and awareness , understanding ,respect and tolerance of other faiths we teach 3 world religions per year. Every Autumn we teach Judaism, the others (Islam,Sikhism,Hinduism and Buddhism) are taught over a two year cycle .These are taught in the Spring and summer term. During some assembly times where religions are higher profile or have a prominent feast then we will explore the religions at these times as they are again relevant to life at that time and children are inquisitive. Eg, at times like Diwali or Ramadan. These are taught for 1 week each so in one academic year we have two world religions weeks.

 

2019-20JudaismSikhismBuddhism
2020-21JudaismHinduismIslam
2021-22JudaismSikhismBuddhism