RE Curriculum

Religious Education

Religious education is a fundamental part of life at St Gabriel’s. As well as the classroom based sessions our children are also exposed to a number of religious events and activities across the whole school such as whole school masses, liturgies, assemblies and charity events. We feel it is important to express that religious education is not a discrete subject- it happens all the time, it is at the centre of all we do. 

We follow the Shrewsbury Diocese scheme of work ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life.’ from Reception up to Year 6. The children are exposed to creative and stimulating lessons in which their ideas, thoughts and questions are welcomed.  

http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/education

We aim to support, extend and clarify our children’s faith by:

  • Developing spiritual, social and moral behaviour based on firm Christian ideals.
  • Providing the experience of living in a community within the framework of home, school and parish.
  • Preparing our children for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
  • Enabling children to develop an understanding of our faith and love of liturgy, sacraments and prayer through a variety of celebration and worship.
  • Enabling children to acquire the foundations of faith through the teaching of doctrine in the context of their own life experiences and stage of development.
  • Sharing gospel values, and bringing the children to a deeper understanding and love of God.
  • We strive to foster a living faith, which will touch every aspect of their lives.

 

Formal RE is delivered through the scheme The Way the Truth and the Life, which is followed according to the Shrewsbury Diocesan guidelines.

The Way the Truth and the Life scheme is implemented from Early years through to year 6. Each year is split into 6 topics, one per half term and is organised to coincide with major events in the liturgical year. Each year group studies a different topic.

 

Foundation & Key Stage 1

The Way, the Truth & the Life syllabus:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Reception

F1 God's WorldF2 God's familyF3 Getting to know JesusF4 Sorrow and JoyF5 New LifeF6 Church

Year 1

KS 1.1 God's great planKS 1.2 Mary Mother of GodKS 1.3 Families & CelebrationsKS 1.4 Following JesusKS 1.5 ResurrectionKS 1.6 Miracles

Year 2

KS 2.1 Chosen peopleKS 2.2 MysteriesKS 2.3 The Good NewsKS 2.4 The MassKS 2.5 EastertideKS 2.6 Birth of the Church

 

Key Stage2

The Way, the Truth & the Life syllabus.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 Year 3

3.1 The Christian Church3.2 Mary our Mother3.3 Called to change3.4 Eucharist3.5 Celebrating3.6 Being a Christian

Year 4

4.1 The Bible4.2 Trust in God4.3 Jesus the teacher4.4 Jesus the Saviour4.5 The mission of the Church4.6 Belonging to the Church

Year 5

5.1 Gifts from God5.2 The Command- ments5.3 Inspirational people5.4 Reconciliation5.5 Life in the risen Jesus5.6 People of other faiths

Year 6

6.1 The Kingdom of God6.2 Justice6.3 Jesus the Bread of Life6.4 Jesus the Son of God6.5 The work of the Apostles6.6 Called to serve

 

St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School, Well Lane, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2PG