At St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School, children enjoy their learning in R.E and participate fully, taking every opportunity to love, learn and grow throughout their journey from Nursery to Year 6.
As this is a Catholic School, Religious Education at St . Patrick's Catholic Primary School is provided in accordance with recommendations from the Archdiocese of Liverpool. We follow the programme 'Come and See' throughout the school.
The programme is developed through three themes - Church, Sacrament, Christian living.
There are three Church themes throughout the year and each theme gradually builds on the understanding of the previous theme.
In the Autumn term, we begin with looking at Domestic Church. The Church honours the family with the title ‘domestic church’ because parents ‘by their word and example are the first teachers of faith with regard to their children (Lumen Gentium 11/ CCC1656).
In the Spring term, we explore the theme of local Church. Here we look at the parish and the diocese.
In the Summer term, we focus on universal Church. Here we explore the worldwide community.
There are three Sacrament themes throughout the year and each theme gradually builds on the understanding of the previous theme.
In the Autumn term, we focus on ‘belonging’. At EY/KS1, the theme of Baptism explored. At KS2, the children learn about the Sacrament of Confirmation. Older KS2 children may also explore the Sacraments of Ordination and Marriage.
In the Spring term, we explore the Eucharist.
In the Summer term, we explore the sacrament of Reconciliation. At Upper KS2, children also learn about the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
There are three Christian living themes and each theme gradually builds on the understanding of the previous theme.
In the Autumn term, we explore Advent/Christmas.
In this spring term, Lent and Easter are explored.
In the Summer term, the study of the Ascension and Pentecost completes the Easter story.
Each theme is explored through a different topic in each year group.
During each academic year, children have opportunity to explore two other faiths.
In the Autumn term, children explore Judaism.
In the Spring or Summer term, children explore Hinduism.