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.
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 built up from an understanding of a celebration and associated vocabulary to the more the complex 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 scheme called TenTen to teach our RSE curriculum. Below you can see an overview of the units for each Key Stage. Please view each class long term plan on their class page to see which units they are covering in the Summer Term.
Protected characteristics and Life to The Full:
Life to the Full and Protected Characteristics: CURRENTLY
In Life to the Full, we take a holistic approach to the teaching of all RSHE subject matters including teaching on the Protected Characteristics. We provide spiral teaching from primary schools to secondary schools, with one programme feeding into the other. This means that there is a continuous, age-appropriate approach to the teaching of the subject from 4 to 18.
- In KS1, we look at family structures (particularly KS1, Module 2, Unit 2: Special People) and provide guidance for schools on talking about different family structures.
- In Lower KS2, we explore similarities and differences (LKS2 Module 1, Unit 2: We Don’t Have To Be The Same) and deepen children’s exploration of family and others in LKS2 Mod2 Unit 2: Family, Friend and Others.
- In Upper KS2, we explore difference once again through the Paradise Street series, including discussion around ‘two mums and two dads’ etc.
Virtues to Live By:
“Virtues to Live By” enables us to explore each virtue over a three week period (two per half term) to improve the our school community’s virtue literacy and to deepen understanding and appreciation of the essential role the virtues play in the education of the whole person towards human flourishing. The virtues chosen are common across cultures and faiths, but are sourced from the Christian tradition. They are linked directly to work in the Diocese of Leeds on the virtues and character education (see companion documents here dioceseofleeds.org.uk/education/re-catholic-life/character-education).
“Virtues to Live By” is a resource created by the Diocese of Leeds with the creative and financial support of the Leeds Diocesan Association of Primary Headteachers.
Academic Year 2023 2024 – Virtues Cycle
R.E S48 Inspection:
Long Term Plan: RE Long Term Plan WTL-KS2-Unit-Overview