This school sees Religious Education as the Core and Foundation of the entire educational process. Because of this, each child is valued for what he/she is rather than for what he/she can do and every child is given equal opportunity for development to the highest potential. Through Religious Education we communicate the beliefs and values which should inspire and unify every aspect of school life and the Curriculum. This gives St Bridget’s its distinctive nature as a Catholic School.

Children who become part of St Bridget’s School are enabled to be in touch with God, to know his Church and to know the meaning of Discipleship. We believe that Religious Education is not a subject among many but the foundation of the entire education process. In addition to studying the Life and Teachings of Jesus, the children study a variety of World Faiths. This enables our children to understand more about the larger community outside home and school. We show the similarities rather than the differences. We have a duty to foster these similarities because God made all men and women to dwell on earth in harmony.

How is RE taught at St Bridget’s?

At St Bridget’s, all RE teaching is based on the Curriculum Directory for Religious Education and we follow the Come and See programme. 10% of curriculum teaching time is spent on religious education and it is taught discreetly and developmentally. Each term the pupils will cover three themes: Christian Traditions, Sacraments and Christian Living. Each theme is returned to over the year and explored each time at greater depth.

At St Bridget’s teaching focuses on the understanding of key theological ideas and their application to life. Ample opportunities are offered for children to apply and use their knowledge and skills in cross-curricular studies to deepen their understanding of religious truths and think creatively. We provide rich resources for children to be immersed in their learning and to regularly provide opportunities for children to meet with and learn from our parish priest, as well as ministers from other religions.

Useful websites to support your child’s RE teaching at home:

https://cafod.org.uk/

https://www.catholicparents.org/

http://catholic-kids.com/

http://www.reonline.org.uk/learning/

 

Come and See Planning

Come and See

 

Religious Education Curriculum Directory 

Religious Education Curriculum Directory

 

 

 

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