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R.E. - Religious Education

As a Catholic School, Christ is at the centre of all that we do, therefore, children are immersed in learning about R.E., Gospel Virtues and SMSVC across all areas of the curriculum.  At all times we are encouraging the children to reflect on the wonder and mysteries of the mind of God.


However, R.E. is not one subject among many, it is the foundation of all learning and the lead academic subject.  In our teaching of R.E. we are encouraging the children to learn ABOUT religion, FROM religion and also to ANALYSE and EVALUATE. Through R.E. lessons, children express how values and beliefs influence our everyday lives.


Within R.E. lessons we follow the Diocesan Scheme ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’. This guidance is provided by the Archdiocese of Birmingham.  Please visit the R.E. page in the ‘Curriculum’ section of the website to see an overview of which units are taught when.


We also follow the guidance from the Curriculum Directory and employ a range of assessment techniques to plan outstanding and appropriate lessons. We are not assessing the children’s faith (as this is a gift from God) but their understanding of the Christian faith and Catholic Traditions.  In assessing children’s learning we follow the assessment schedule set out by the Archdiocese of Birmingham, which can also be found within the ‘Curriculum’ section of the website.


During our annual Mission Week and through our Topic learning, each year group also learns about another of the major world religions, encouraging them to reflect on what unites us as people of faith. The children also visit a place of worship or centre to find out about a given religion.