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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Religious Education

St Peter’s Curriculum Intent

Throughout the school, our work is based on values which are shared by all staff. It is our belief that our curriculum should:

  • Ensure that children have the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their best, both now and in the future.
  • Give children the opportunity to learn about the wider world and their place within it, developing care for others and an understanding of social justice
  • Develop and value the whole child and will enable them to flourish as individuals.

To read more about out aims and curriculum intent, please visit our curriculum page.

Religious Education: Aims and Purpose of Study

The basis of our Religious Education curriculum is ‘Come and See’, a Catholic Primary Education Programme for Foundation, Key Stages 1 and 2 published in July 2012. Written by a group of experienced diocesan advisors, it follows on from successful trialling in schools in England and Wales and is based on the theological foundations of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Catechism and the revised RE Curriculum Directory.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the search for meaning in life. God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us and our response of faith.’ (cf. CCC26) This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic opened up through: Explore, Reveal and Respond.

Religious Education at St Peter’s

All year groups use the ‘Come and See’ program. The programme follows the liturgical year of the Church, where the central theme is the Christian belief in Jesus Christ as the word and Revelation of God.

Each term basic themes are explored within the Catholic faith tradition. The different themes are studied by the whole school over a short period which provides continuity and progression.

These programmes provide opportunities for celebration, prayer and reflection through assemblies, Masses and prayer services.

As part of ‘Come and See’ each year children will also study two other world religions from Judaism and Islam. Visits to places of worship from other world faiths are arranged to widen the children’s understanding of the rich and diverse world they live in.

Below, you will find a link to an overview of the progression in concepts in Religious Education - the ‘Theological Stepping Stones’ as covered through the Come and See programme.

Spirituality and Spiritual Journaling

Coming soon

Resources for parents

Below are some resources that can help you support your child’s learning in Religious Education. If you would like any further advice on how to help your child, please speak to your child’s teacher who will be pleased to help you.

Come and See Newsletters

Information about this term’s programme, to help you to support your child’s religious education at home, may be accessed here.

Prayer Booklet - coming soon