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Religious Education

Used St Thomas More Gw0 G2650

RE Curriculum – Come & See

A new Catholic Primary Religious Education programme for Foundation and Key Stages 1 and 2 was published in July 2012.

This easy to use, teacher-friendly material has been written by a group of experienced diocesan advisors.

It follows on from successful trialing in schools in England and Wales and is based on the theological foundations of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Catechism and the forthcoming revised RE Curriculum Directory and includes the Catholic attainment levels.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the search for meaning in life. God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us and our response of faith. (cf. CCC26) This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic, opened up through; Explore, Reveal and Respond.

A Journey in Love

Journey In Love is the RSE scheme (Relationships & Sex Education) that we use at St Thomas More. It is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Sex and Relationship Education and has been written so that year on year the children build on their knowledge and awareness. It also supports the Religious Education, PSHE and Science curriculum taught within the school.

As with all aspects of learning, children are naturally curious, and many will have questions related to their lessons. Opportunities to discuss questions form part of the lessons and again these are treated with care and understanding. A Journey In Love highlights the importance of parental input and children will be told to discuss their lessons at home. As a parent, you have the right to withdraw your child from Sex Education at any time if you wish to do so.