RE Curriculum Overview
Religious Education is taught using the ‘Come and See’ programme. We cover 9 topics throughout the year, and whilst the theme behind the topic is the same for all the children, the topics are different for each year group – allowing the children to explore new aspects of the same theme. Each year we also study other faiths including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism.
Come and See’ is an invitation to exploration and a promise of life for everyone.
Come and See offers the opportunities for children to explore, reveal and respond to church teachings and Scripture at an age-appropriate level. Lessons are practical and engaging.
Come and See aims to raise questions and provide materials for children to reflect on their own experience. For all children the programme will raise questions of meaning and purpose and enable children to think critically, providing materials for reflecting on their own experience.
It will help them to explore the beliefs and values and the way of life of the Catholic traditions, and of other faith traditions, developing good attitudes and dispositions so that children are instilled with a ‘love of learning’ and a desire to go on learning.
Children will be offered a sense of self-worth through experience of belonging to the family community of St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School.
Children come and see the wonder of all that is within them and beyond them.
Explore – 1 week – This is the introduction to the topic where the children’s life experience is explored, the question(s) it raises are wondered at, shared, investigated and their significance reflected upon.
Reveal – 2 weeks – This is the heart of the programme where knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith is revealed through the Word, in Scripture, Tradition, doctrine, prayers, rites and Christian living.
Respond – 1 week – This is where the learning is assimilated, celebrated and responded to in daily life.