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Religious Education

Come and See Curriculum

 

The Come and See 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 current educational principles. It is designed to support teachers in their delivery of religious education. It integrates the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Levels of Attainment and the new Religious Education Curriculum Directory.

 

At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and Tradition.

 

Come and See offers the opportunity to search, to explore, to discover, and to respond; this is part of what it is to be human.

 

Children Come and See the wonder of all that is within them and beyond them. God offers the invitation to Come and See. Teachers facilitate the opportunity for children to Come and See.

 

At St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, we teach our Catholic faith through the “Come and See” Catholic Religious Education Programme.

At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ.  “Come and See’” gives the pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and our Religious Tradition.

Central to the programme are these three questions:

  • Where do I come from? Life – Creation
  • Who am I? Dignity – Incarnation
  • Why am I here? Purpose – Redemption

“Come and See” helps our pupils to explore the beliefs, values and way of life that our Catholic faith asks of us.

It supports the faith experience of all children because it starts with their real life experience and leads them to reflect upon the meaning of church, sacraments and the person Jesus in their lives.

Pupils are encouraged to develop their faith by regular prayer in class, Liturgies, Reflection, celebration of Masses and other religious and liturgical celebrations throughout the year. They are also encouraged to reflect upon social and moral issues, which affect our immediate and global communities.

We believe that the aim of religious education is to contribute to the development of the children as individuals and valued members of society. Our principal task is to help children to know, understand and appreciate the spiritual and religious dimension of life as expressed in the Catholic faith tradition and important aspects of other traditions.

We endeavour to do this by giving pupils opportunities to develop spiritually, morally, intellectually, emotionally and physically, towards their full and unique potential, in the sight of God.

This can be identified in all our work in school but most of all in the relationships which exist within the school. We value others for themselves, not only for what they have or what they can do for us. We value relationships as fundamental to the development and fulfilment of ourselves and others and to the good of the community. This can be seen in policies such as Behaviour, equal opportunities, SEN and inclusion. It can also be seen in the work done in R.E, health education and assemblies.

As a Community, we believe our faith and catholic values, which we hold dear, should have an effect on all aspects of school life, not just curriculum, but also personal relationships, manners, social development etc. It should also affect the conduct of wider school activities: celebrations, anniversaries, festivals, problems and complaints. In this way, we wish to promote an awareness of the spiritual significance of all aspects of daily life including the gifts, talents and personalities of both children and staff.

Come and See yearly programme of study

Come and See topics 

 

Domestic Church Family

Baptism/Confirmation/Belonging

Advent/Christmas/Loving

Local Church Community

Eucharist Relating

Lent/Easter/Giving

Pentecost/Serving

Reconciliation/Inter-relating

Universal Church World

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