Religious Education intent statement:
At St Anthony’s, the teaching of Catholic Religious Education is foundational to the school’s identity. The lessons as prescribed by the RE curriculum form but a part of a much broader approach to a Catholic ethos in which we strive to enact and respect the teachings of the Bible in our day to day relationships with each other. From the welcoming of the Foundation stage children to the children who leave in Year 6, we strive to support each other and grow together through a progressive use of the teachings of Christ. Through our teaching of the Religious Education curriculum and the practice of our Christian Virtues, we intend to become stronger both as individuals and as a community. In our school, Religious Education is not merely seen as a subject to be taught, but is regarded as an experience to be lived. We encourage all children to be involved in our Catholic life and to participate in Collective Worships. It is through learning from the stories of the Bible, prayer and collective worship that we mature as Christians. Our intent is to enable our pupils to have faith in the gifts that God has given them and to enter the greater world with the skills required to be respectful of cultural diversity and beliefs and to be compassionate towards others, whilst maintaining an inner spiritual understanding, guided by the teachings of Christ, that they can return to in times of need.
Spring term 2022
Our RE lessons for this term will begin by focusing on stories from the life of Jesus and will be looking at his role as both teacher and shepherd. From the beginning of the Lenten season, 2nd March, we will then be focusing on how forgiveness and reconciliation play central roles in our lives as Christians. During Easter week, each class will participate in retelling the story of the final days of Jesus from the joy of Palm Sunday to the sorrow of Good Friday.
Please see the newsletter below from the Way, the Truth and the Life scheme, which explains the individual focus for each class.
Our virtues for the Spring term are: Faith, Simplicity, Charity and Forgiveness.
Religious Education Long Term Plan