Our RE Curriculum
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.
|Monday||Whole school assembly|
(led by Mrs O’Connor)
|Tuesday||Key Stage 2 Assembly|
|Thursday||EYFS & KS1 assembly|
|Friday||Class 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.
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].
|Domestic Church – Family||Myself||Families||Beginnings||Homes||People||Ourselves||Loving|
|World Religions Week – Judaism|
|Baptism /Confirmation – Belonging||Welcome||Belonging||Sign & Symbols||Promises||Called||Choices||Vocation and Commitment|
|Advent / Christmas – loving||Birthday||Waiting||Preparing||Visitors||Gifts||Hope||Expectations|
|Spring Term||CAFOD WEEK|
Local Church Community
|World Religions – Hinduism|
|Eucharist Relating||Gathering||Meals||Thanksgiving||Listening and Sharing||Giving and Receiving||Memorial Sacrifice||Unity|
|Lent / Easter Giving||Growing||Change||Opportunities||Giving All||Self-Discipline||Sacrifice||Death and New Life|
|Pentecost – serving||Good News||Holidays and Holy Days||Spread the Word||Energy||New Life||Transformation||Witnesses|
|Reconciliation – inter-relating||Friends||Being Sorry||Rules||Choices||Building Bridges||Freedom and Responsibility||Healing|
|World Religions Week – Islam|
|Universal Church – World||Our World||Neighbours||Treasures||Special Places||God’s people||Stewardship||Common Good|
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.