The Divine Mercy RC Primary School - RE Curriculum Intent
“Act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God.” (Micah 6:8)
At The Divine Mercy we reflect the Religious Education Curriculum Directory’s aims to:
We are a Catholic school and we are committed to the Catholic Faith, recognising and valuing every individual as special and unique in the image and likeness of God. Religious Education at The Divine Mercy respects and promotes each child’s innate capacity for wonder, awe, reverence and spirituality. Our Religious Education curriculum leads our children to aspire not to have more, but to be more; children are taught about God’s love; they learn about their Christian responsibilities; children are provided with experiences of church, Catholic and Christian traditions, as well as being taught to be respectful and understanding of people and traditions from other faith backgrounds. Through Religious Education our children learn about their unique place within the home, school and parish community, whilst keeping Christ at the centre of their lives.
All pupils can reflect on their purpose in a Catholic school by looking at the values in the Gospels and the teaching of the Beatitudes. Pupils are assessed using the RECD and encouraged to try their best with every objective and aim. Outside of lessons, pupils are encouraged to be prayerful and use worship as a form of communication with God, especially in times of need. Using documents such as ‘Caritas in Action’ and the CAFOD Universal Church resources, pupils will experience life through activism of faith. Pupils should feel free to stand up to injustice and to spread the Word of God to their peers and the wider community. The standard of work in RE should be at least as good as the quality found in other subjects, especially English. Using ‘Building the Kingdom’ termly meetings, our teaching is rooted in Catholic Social teaching, not only in RE, but throughout the curriculum. The work in pupil’s books should be of a very high standard. Pupils are encouraged to reflect on their work and use prayer times to reflect on themselves as learners and members of society. Using RSE schemes such as ‘Journey in Love’ we teach about respect for all members of the community, in line with the teaching of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
Jesus I Trust in You