RE Curriculum

As a Catholic Primary School, the basic religious ethos is to be found across the whole curriculum and not just within the Religious Education timetable.   The whole aim of St Bernadette’s school is the Christian growth of the children, not simply their growth in their faith, but their growing awareness of the world as a maturing Christian.  RE is a core subject and covers 10% of the curriculum.  The Religious Education programme incorporates the Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools (Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales).

 

Below are the units of work covered this academic year in the RE curriculum for each Year Band.

Nursery

Creation

God’s Family

God our Father cares for us

Advent

Christmas

Old Testament

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

Special Occasions

Baptism


Reception

Creation

Baptism

People who care for us

Advent

Christmas

Prayer

People who help us

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

Bible Stories


Year 1

Creation

Jesus: Teacher & Healer

Prayer

Families & Celebrations

Advent

Christmas

Forgiveness

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

Following Jesus today

Sharing Jesus’ Life


Year 2

Old Testament Stories & Prayers

Special Celebrations

Sharing in the Life of Jesus

Advent

Christmas

Parables & Miracles

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

Our Church

The Mass


Year 3

Belonging

Prayer

We listen to God’s Word at Mass

Advent

Christmas

Reconciliation

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

The Eucharist as a Thanksgiving to God


Year 4

Creation: The Story of Abraham to Joseph

Jesus teaches us how to pray

Old Testament – Moses to King David

Advent

Christmas

Jesus Light of the World and Beloved Son

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

Sharing in the Life of Christ

Special Roles & Responsibilities



Year 5

Creation

Parables & sayings of Jesus

Miracles & Sacrament of the Sick

Advent

Christmas

Marriage & Holy Orders

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

Baptism

The Work of the Apostles


Year 6

The Story of the People of God

Followers of Christ

Baptism & Confirmation

Advent

Christmas

Belonging to the Church Community

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

Prayers in the lives of the followers of Christ

Celebrating the life of Mary & the Saints.

 

As a Catholic school, the RE curriculum predominantly focuses on Christianity and Catholicism. However, during our annual International Week, each Year Band explores another World Religion. During this time, children have the opportunity to visit different places of worship.

 

Reception – Christianity

Year 1 – Hinduism

Year 2 – Buddhism

Year 3 – Catholicism

Year 4 – Sikhism

Year 5 – Judaism

Year 6 – Islam

 

Assessment of RE


The RE Curriculum covers four strands: Scripture, Sacraments, Liturgical and Living as Christians.

Three different units are assessed annually in each year Band, with each academic year focusing on a different strand. in line with Diocesan guidelines.  Samples of work are gathered throughout the year and moderated against the diocesan end of phase expectations.

 

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