Religious Education

“RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IS MORE THAN JUST ONE SUBJECT IN THE CURRICULUM. IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IT IS THE CORE OF THE ‘CORE’ CURRICULUM”.

(Pope St. John Paul II, 1988)

The subject leader for Religious Education is Mrs L Bird.

How do we teach Religious education at St Joseph’s?

‘The primary purpose of Catholic Religious Education is to come to know and understand God’s revelation which is fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ.’

(Religious Education Curriculum Directory (3-19) for Catholic Schools and Colleges in England and Wales 2012)

The curriculum is delivered through half termly topics around themes linked to Creation, the Church, Sacraments, Discipleship, Incarnation and the Liturgical Year.

The Way, The Truth and The Life

Alongside all primary schools within our Diocese, we use The Way, the Truth and the Life (WTL) programme as the main resource to support the teaching of religious education. This is supplemented by other resources, and by regular professional development on creative and engaging approaches to the teaching of religious education.

The Way, The Truth and The Life EYFS & KS1 Overview

The Way, The Truth and The Life KS2 Overview

For more information on what the children learn during their time at St Joseph’s, please click on the links below which provide an insight into the expected standards and curriculum coverage.

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RE Newsletters

SJM Autumn 1 Newsletter
SJM Autumn 2 Newsletter

Curriculum Intent

Please click on the link below to read our curriculum intent for Religious Education:    Religious Education Curriculum Intent

Religious Education Policy 2021

St Joseph’s Religious Education Policy

Character Education & Virtues:

https://www.jubileecentre.ac.uk/432/character-education
https://www.virtuestoliveby.org/