Religious Education

As a Catholic School, Religious Education is a core subject which takes up two and a half hours (10%) of our weekly timetable. As a school, we follow the Birmingham Diocesan strategy:  ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’.  Through the teaching of Religious Education, the children will have the opportunity to gain a good knowledge of the Catholic faith and to ask questions to deepen their understanding.

Each year the children will cover the following four areas of study.

  • The Liturgical Seasons of the Church’s Year: The children find out about the significance of each season, its particular signs and symbols and the different liturgies celebrated in each season.
  • Scripture: The children study both Old Testament and New Testament Scripture in order to give them familiarity and knowledge of Scripture as well as enabling them to explore and understand how Catholic beliefs are rooted in what Scripture reveals to us.
  • The Sacraments: There is a strong Sacramental focus in each year group. The Year 3 and Year 6 books fully prepare the children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in Year 3 and Confirmation in Year 6.
  • Living as Christians including Prayer: The children learn about what it is to live as Christians today, how the Church is organised from global to parish level and also the opportunities which exist for them to participate in the life of the Church.

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