Our faith is at the heart of all we learn and achieve. It is a vital thread through our whole school mission, ethos and curriculum intent. Our RE curriculum builds upon our Catholic Life and is shared by the Diocese. This Lent our classes have worked so hard to help everybody both at home and school to focus on our Faith, preparing our hearts for Jesus:
Our school is part of an alliance of schools that gather with the Diocese to ensure our collective RE curriculum is purposeful and supports our learners. The curriculum we follow is The Way, The Truth and The Life which can be found on class pages within planning or by visiting the Leeds Diocese website here:
Alongside our Catholic RE curriculum, each class has a focus world faith. These have been shared out to ensure children have a progressive knowledge build up from an understanding of a celebrations and associated vocabulary to the more the complexes differences in our faith networks. We learn about these faiths by giving our learners rich experiences such as visiting holy buildings to experience worship and hearing from members of these communities and spiritual guides.
Reception and Year One – Religious Festivals and Celebrations
Year Two and Year Three – Judaism
Year Four – Sikhism
Year Five – Islam
Year Six – Hinduism
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
“Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.” DfE Statutory Guidance on SRE and Health Education 2019
In school, we use a diocese approved RSE scheme of learning, A Journey in Love. This is taught in all classes during the final half term of the year.
Each class has five units that covers every aspect of growth; physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual. These are then tailored to meet the needs and ages of the learners.
Reception: God loves each of us in our uniqueness
Year One: We meet God’s love in our family
Year Two: We meet God’s love in our community
Year Three: How we live in love
Year Four: God loves us in our differences
Year Five: God loves me in my changing and development
Year Six: The wonder of God’s love in creating new life
R.E S48 Inspection:
This year we are developing the Diocese’s Virtues Project in our school and we are thoroughly enjoying it! Through the use of nominations are children are really building their understanding of what each of those virtues looks like, lived out in our lives. We will focus on one virtue every four weeks and one member of staff and one child from each class will be nominated at the end of each half term.