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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

‘with Jesus in our hearts and the Children at the centre, we welcome and reach out to our diverse community in the Christian Spirit’

Religious Education

Whole School RE Curriculum Overview

Religous Aim: 


Religous Education at Divine Mercy R.C. Primary School is based on the Gospel values and teachings of the Catholic Church.  We aim to develop a strong awareness of the spiritual dimensions of life amongst our pupils and to equip them with Christian and most importantly Catholic values which will guide them throughout their lives. 

Examples of our RE displays and working walls in the school.

Mass timetable 

Mass will take place in the hall at 11 am once a term for the children of Key Stage 2

Wednesday Word 
Children are given the Wednesday Word Handout weekly to share with their family. 



 This is the resource/website our teachers use to supplement their planning. Please click on the link to view what we teach the Children.





It is necessary that RE in schools is regarded as an academic discipline which has the same systematic demands and the same rigour as other disciplines. It must present the Christian message and the Christian event with the same seriousness and the same depth with which other disciplines present their knowledge. However it should not simply be regarded as one subject among many , but rather it should be engaged in interdisciplinary dialogue. RE in schools underpins, activates, develops and completes the educational and Cathechetical activity of the whole school.
Religious Education Curriculum Directory 2012
In the Divine Mercy RC Primary we follow the 'Come and See' scheme of work .


Religious Education

Chaplaincy (Place-2-Pray)


  • The aims are:
  • To support the school in emphasising its spirituality and Catholicity as set out in the school’s mission statement;
  • To support and encourage the school’s pastoral care for the whole school, pupils, staff and parents;
  • To promote, plan and organise the celebration of liturgies and co-operate with others in developing the school as a Christian community

Wednesday 12:00-12:30pm

Every Wednesday, we hold Place 2 Pray for children from years 3-6, in our classrooms where we gain a deeper understanding of the Scriptures.  It is such a happy and joyful atmosphere where the children can relax and be themselves whilst listening to the word of God and allowing the Holy Spirit to work powerfully in their lives. The children love attending this prayer club and contribute so much to it through the unique gifts and talents that they have.  A variety of prayerful activities are on offer including Praise and Worship, Gospel reading with discussion and role play from the Wednesday Word.  
Each class is timetabled to attend the Wednesday word sessions to enrich their lives with the Word of God
Our School Prayer Club was officially named "Place 2 Pray" following a Marist Retreat that we attended in February 2012. It has now evolved and is known to the children as the 'Wednesday Word' club

Why don't you join us on Wednesday, 12:00-12:30 pm. You are so welcome. 

Collective Worship


We believe that Christian worship in The Divine Mercy Catholic school names and celebrates God's presence in our lives. It is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God. It is our loving response, in word and action, to God's invitation to enter into relationship, made possible through the work of Jesus Christ and the witness of the Holy Spirit.

Prayers are held each day to enable each child to ‘reflect’ on their Christian and morale beliefs.

Aims for Collective Acts of Worship such as to:-

  • Contemplate something of the mystery of God
  • Reflect on spiritual and moral issues
  • Explore their own beliefs.
  • Respond to and celebrate life
  • Experience a sense of belonging and develop community spirit
  • Develop a common ethos and shared values
  • Enrich religious experience
  • Grow in liturgical understanding and development.
  • Reinforce prayers which are part of the Catholic tradition
  • Reinforce positive attitudes.
  • To participate fully.
  • To take time out 'to wonder at', 'to come to terms with' and 'to give worth to.'

We believe that Collective Worship in our school aims to provide opportunity for all pupils and staff to experience the above

On days when assemblies are not conducted, prayer is carried at the beginning of the day, before lunch and at the end of the day.

Please click the link below to see the relevant RE and Collective Worship policies.