Faithfully following in the footsteps of Jesus,
we serve, love and learn together
inspiring each other to excellence.
Religious Education Curriculum Statement
We follow the Religious Education programme recommended by the Archdiocese of Liverpool, 'Come and See'. It is engaging, inspiring and challenges our pupils' thinking.
The programme was developed to respond to the needs of children today in their faith journey, to enable them to grow in their religious literacy and understanding in a way that is coherent with current educational principles. It is designed to support teachers in their delivery of Religious Education. It integrates the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Standards of Attainment and the new Religious Education Directory.
At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God's self revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and Tradition. Throughout a pupil's school journey, they will each have the opportunity to explore different faiths and religions as part of this curriculum.
For the Christian Community
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
Despite the current restrictions and changes to our learning routine, the Catholic Life of our school community is still very much alive. Together, we continue to pray and support one another during the pandemic.
We have been using the Home Learning Packs produced by the Christian Education Team at the Liverpool Archdiocese to support our home learning in Come and See and it has been wonderful to see so many lovely examples of work.
Here is a wonderful song to enjoy listening to which remind us of God’s love for us and how he helps us:
'My Lighthouse' https://youtu.be/dSn9HW5P-sA
Each year Mission Together produce beautiful resources to help children journey through the season of Lent. We enjoyed sharing the Lenten liturgies and calendar reflections in school. Enjoy browsing through the slideshow of photographs which feature some of the lovely activities pupils enjoyed from making crosses for the Parishes of St Patrick's and St Maries, chalk drawings of Easter symbols on the playground in the sunshine and visiting church during Lent.
Fr John kindly gave each pupil and member of staff a prayer pebble on Ash Wednesday to display on our focus tables in class. We use them during times of Collective Worship and they will later be displayed in St Patrick's Reflection Garden outside Church.
We welcomed Bishop Tom Williams to our school on Thursday 14th March. We celebrated St Patrick's Mass together in Church and enjoyed asking him lots of questions about his role as a bishop.
Thank you Father for such a wonderful morning.
Learning about and embracing other religions
Prity Mistry, a practising Hindu visited our school in May to talk to us about her faith. We enjoyed learning about Hindu Festivals and worship, exploring Holy scriptures and writing in sanskrit. Pupils had the opportunity to dress up in traditional clothes, have a henna design on the palm of their hand and learn dances and games.
Enjoy looking at the photo gallery of some of the wonderful moments we shared with Prity this week.