At St Patrick’s we follow the Liverpool Diocese scheme of work which is called Come and See.
We aim to develop within our children, a trusting, loving and personal relationship with God by introducing them to the mystery of Christ, through His teachings in the Gospel. This, in turn, should enable the children to have a positive attitude towards themselves and their relationship with others.
The aim of R.E. in St. Patrick’s is to provide for the religious and educational needs of all our children. This includes:
- Children from supportive Catholic homes.
- Children for whom the school may be their first and perhaps only experience of the Church.
- Children from other Christian traditions.
- Children from other faith backgrounds.
We aim to ensure that:
- Children develop in their knowledge and understanding of the mystery of God, Jesus Christ and the Church, and of the central beliefs which Catholics hold.
- Children develop an awareness of the Catholic faith and an understanding of its impact on personal and social behaviour.
- Children are brought to an understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to develop the traditions of our Catholic faith.
- Positive attitudes towards people of other faiths are encouraged.
- A sense of awe and wonder is nurtured in the children, so as to give a spiritual dimension to their lives.
- There is a deepening knowledge and love of Christ within the Sacraments of the Church.
- Children are given an opportunity to reflect and evaluate on their own attitudes to life and their relationships with others.
- The liturgical year is reflected in the life and activities of the school.
St. Patrick’s school accepts fully the aims and objectives of R.E. as taken from the Religious Education Curriculum Directory (R.E.C.D)
The objectives of curriculum religious education in St Patrick’s School are:
- to develop knowledge and understanding of the mystery of God and of Jesus Christ, of the Church, and of the central beliefs which Catholics hold;
- to develop awareness and appreciation of Catholic belief, understanding of its impact on personal and social behaviour and of the vital relationship between faith and life, life and faith;
- to encourage study, analysis, investigation and reflection by the pupils;
- to develop appropriate skills: for example, ability to listen; to think critically, spiritually, ethically and theologically; to acquire knowledge and organise it effectively; to make informed judgements;
- to foster appropriate attitudes: for example, respect for truth; respect for the views of others; awareness of the spiritual, of moral responsibility, of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life and especially the challenge of living in a multicultural, multi-faith society.
- 10% of the length of the taught week for each Key Stage of education to be given to RE teaching and learning.
- Marked progression through the different stages of education.
The themes and topics that are covered are outlined here – Come and See themes and topics
We have lots of different assemblies at St. Patrick’s and parents and carers are invited to attend every assembly. RE assemblies are usually held at the end of each topic. These are often mentioned on our school blogs.