Religious Education – Christ The King Catholic Primary School
RE Curriculum Intent
As a Catholic school, the RE curriculum is central to the whole school curriculum and underpins all teaching. RE is a core subject and we follow the diocesan ‘God Matters’ scheme of work. Ultimately, RE taught at Christ The King delivers on the Religious Education Curriculum Directory of the Bishops’ Conference, 2012 https://bit.ly/3f9xl71 (Page 53-58, Ages 4-11). In the sections below, you will find the Programme of Study and links to Medium Term Plans which show what has been taught so far this year and currently.
It is also our intention that pupils at Christ the King will enjoy their RE lessons and they will not be seen as a way of either promoting the Catholic faith exclusively, nor for them to be something in which they are purely 'taught'. RE lessons will be faith-filled, enjoyable lessons where each child feels they belong to our school community and not excluded because they are not Catholic. Lessons will be places where everyone is respected for their beliefs and expressions of faith, but where ultimately, they all achieve.
These intentions fall in line with our mission of Christ the King for children to grow, flourish, and thrive within the Catholic values we share.
RE Curriculum Implementation
We are a Catholic school, and proud of that fact. The Catholicity of the school underpins what we do every day. This also directs us, with the help of God and the diocese, to implement an RE curriculum whereby the Catholic faith permeates everything we do. We ensure that families are supported in bringing their children up in the Catholic faith and we provide a well-rounded Catholic education.
For RE, we follow the Clifton Diocese RE Programme ‘God Matters' as a scaffold for planning and coverage. In our mixed age classes we run these on a two-year rolling cycle.
RE Curriculum Impact
As a school working in collaboration we are fortunate to be able to call on the support of colleague practitioners plus the support of the diocese. Through moderation of planning, lessons and books, we can be sure that progress is made across all year groups. If progress is not being made, support will be immediate and steps provided to ensure all pupils achieve and make progress. Evidence of impact in RE is not just collated through books. All our pupils contribute to collective worship and Catholic Life.
Medium Term Plans (MTPs)
Reception / Year 1:
Module 3 – Galilee to Jerusalem
Module 6 – Life to the Full
Year 1 / Year 2:
Year 3 / Year 4:
Year 4 / Year 5:
The Resource Base uses a MTPs which support the learning of pupils at different stages of their progress. Examples are included below:
Key Words Linked to Themes
Scripture Passages Linked to Themes, Summarised for Knowledge Organisers: