St. John's Catholic Primary School

Oldfield Lane, Bath, Avon, BA2 3NR

01225 303990

office@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk

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Religious Education

Aims:

  • To create a non-judgemental environment where children can explore and develop the concept of, and their relationship with, God.
  • To form and develop an independent mind in relation to moral and social issues.
  • To encourage self-reliance, self –discipline and self-respect.
  • To have respect of ways of life, opinions and ideas different from one’s own, including other cultures and religions.
  • To relate all the above to the Catholic ethos of the school, home and parish community.

 

Religious Education Curriculum:

It is the policy of Bishop Declan of the Diocese of Clifton that the whole curriculum is designed to enable pupils to grow in every way to Christian maturity. We use a combination of Diocesan planning for mixed aged groups and the God Matters scheme. 

 The overall aim of our work is to lead each child to form a strong relationship with God through the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. We meet together as a whole school once a week, with Class Assemblies, Key Stage Assemblies and Hymn Practices being held on the other days. For more detail on this, see our policy here

 

Relationships and Sex Education:

The program we use for Relationship and Sex Education Programme  is a scheme approved by the Diocese called Journey in Love.

You can read our RSE Policy on the policy here.

 

Curriculum Coverage:

As with all subjects, we work on a two year rolling programme, which ensures children cover all areas of the RE Curriculum across each phase. This is informed by the Diocese's advice and planning for mixed year groups, which sees teaching come fro altered Learning Objectives from alternative year groups to fit each year group in a phase. 

Our RE Curriculum incorporates Other Faith teaching on a termly basis, as well as Diocesan initiatives each year (or as they are rolled out).

In 2019-2020, we are looking at: The Year of Communion, Mission Day of Many Colours and 'The God Who Speaks'.

This is detailed in the following document:

RE Coverage

 

Subject leader: Miss Rosie Harding

Link governor: Mrs Sara Sampson

 

Camino Partnership:

We work closely with the Camino Partnership in all areas of RE and Catholic Life.

Find out more about it here

What's happening in RE?

Here is just a snapshot of some of the things that we have been doing over the past few years, including:
Pilgrimage to Glastonbury Tor, School Masses, Day of Many Colours, Harvest Festival and our Year of Communion display.

 

In July 2018, Pope Francis read our letters! Please click on the link below to see more!!

CAFOD's Monica Conmee presented the letters from schoolchildren to Pope Francis

 https://cafod.org.uk/News/UK-news/Schoolchildren-letters-to-Pope

 We are very proud of our children and the work that they sent to Pope Francis!