What makes a good Religious Education student at Sacred Heart?
Religious Education makes a distinctive contribution to the Sacred Heart Curriculum. It is the school’s vision to develop pupil’s knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. Our curriculum enables pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life.
The ‘Come and See’ Religious Education Program (which has been written by the Archdiocese) promotes children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepares all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the present and the future. As well as this, promoting the Gospel Values of the Church also underpins everything we do and the ethos of the school.
About Religious Education
Catholic Primary Religious Education Programme
Outcome of Religious Education
The outcome of excellent religious education is religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to reflectspiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religiouscommitment in everyday life.’
Religious Education Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools 2012
The following strategies and aims underpin the effective delivery of Religious Education at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Nursery.
- Religious education will be taught discretely and developmentally. It will include the deepening of knowledge, and understanding of key theological ideas and their application to life.
- Ample opportunities will be offered for children to apply and use their knowledge and skills in cross-curricular studies to deepen their understanding of religious truths and think creatively.
- Engagement with their own and others’ beliefs and values will help to develop good attitudes and dispositions so that children are instilled with a love of learning and a desire to go on learning.
- Engagement with difficult questions of meaning and purpose which everyone has to face will enable them to think critically about their own questions of meaning and purpose.
- Offer the children a sense of self-worth through their experience of belonging to a caring community and an awareness of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.
Our RE lead is Miss Kayayan.