At Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy, Religious Education underpins the entire curriculum.
Our aim in Religious Education is to lead the children to a living faith through prayer, the Mass, the RE Programme, Statements to Live By, school assemblies and the liturgical life of the Church.
In our school we teach RE using the ‘Come and See’ programme which is supported by our Diocese. The programme has been developed to respond to the needs of children today in their faith journey, to enable them to grow in their religious literacy and understanding in a way that is coherent with educational principles. It is designed to support teachers in their delivery of Religious Education. It integrates with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Levels of Attainment and the new Religious Education Curriculum Directory. The programme is approved by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
‘Come and See’ is an invitation to exploration and a promise of life for everyone. In response to the question; ‘where do you live?’ which was asked by the disciples, Jesus invited them to, ‘Come and See’. (John 1:39) The disciples went with Jesus and ‘spent the rest of that day with him’.
Central to the programme are three basic human questions and the three Christian beliefs that are the Church’s response in faith.
The children learn about other World Faiths in a rolling programme: Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism (2 faiths are studied per year).
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