Religious Education & Come And See
Together with Jesus, we grow in love.
Religious Education is the ‘core of the core curriculum’ (Pope St. John Paul II) because ‘At the heart of Catholic education lies the Christian vision of the human person. This vision is expressed and explored in religious education. Therefore, religious education is never simply one subject among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process.’ (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, 2000). Through Religious Education, children explore their beliefs, values and the way of life of the Catholic tradition, and where appropriate, of other faith traditions. Every pupil is enabled to grow in love and develop a confident attitude to life, to develop an interest in and ability to reflect upon the world around, to become aware of the relationship between faith and life, and to become aware how and why people commit themselves to beliefs and causes.
Our Religious Education programme at Holy Family Catholic Primary School will allow our children to:
- Grow in knowledge and understanding of the Christian story and vision, message and Catholic way of life, in ways appropriate to the age and stage of development of the child.
- Grow and explore a set of beliefs, values and actions, underpinned by the Catholic tradition, and further enriched by the recognition and respect of other faith traditions.
- Grow their capacity for wonder, awe, reverence and imagination for the spiritual.
To fulfil our rationale and aims, we use the Come and See programme of Religious Education recommended by the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The aim of this programme is to explore the religious dimension of questions about life, dignity and purpose within the Catholic tradition. Links are made with the child’s own experience, with universal experience, and with the experience of other faith traditions.
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