‘RE is like an iceberg. As you unpack ideas, you
come to understand deeper meaning’. (an unknown pupil)
As a Roman Catholic school, the teaching of RE is our core purpose. The religious programme, ‘Come and See’ is the core RE scheme at Sacred Heart. This scheme is used by most schools within the Diocese of Middlesbrough.
‘Come and See’ is an extensive programme which covers a range of challenging themes from EYFS to Y6. Each theme is divided into the following sections:
- Explore – the human search for meaning
- Reveal – God’s revelation
- Respond – response in faith
At the end of each theme children reflect on what they have learned.
Links are made with the children’s own experiences and the curriculum is adapted to make it real and meaningful to our children.
It is important to us that our children see themselves as part of a wider community. To ensure that children learn about the many similarities between major world religions, we learn about two other faiths per year. This often includes visits to different places of worship.
Big Questions are used to encourage children to challenge children and to make the curriculum more compelling.
Alongside this formal teaching of RE, children take part in Acts of Collective Worship each day. They also take part in class and whole school Masses and liturgies. They pray in many different ways in our prayer space. They pray for themselves and for others.
Catholic Social Teaching is woven through the curriculum, through prayer and worship and in explicit teaching within the Come and See scheme, using resources from CAFOD,
Click on the links below to view the Come and See yearly overview and the Big Questions grid for each topic and year group: