RE Curriculum Intention
At Christ the King Primary School we aim to give children a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith. We give the religious, spiritual and moral education of our children the highest priority. We regard Religious Education as more than a curriculum subject. It is something that guides every area of our school. As a Catholic school we aim to educate the whole child, and our ethos is inseparable from the curriculum.
The Religious Education within the school promotes awe, wonder, reverence and spirituality within every child. As children are taught about God’s love they discover their Christian responsibilities and how they should pray and care for others.
Our Catholic faith is central to day to day life of our school and all aspects of the curriculum, and pupils are encouraged to recognise the importance of their faith and they respond to all forms of liturgy and collective worship with respect and reverence.
RE is taught for about two and a half hours a week and we follow "God Matters" the scheme approved by the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth for use in Catholic schools.
Our work in RE is studied in topics.
Autumn: Creation (6 weeks), Prayers Saints and Feasts (4 weeks), Advent (3 weeks)
Spring: Christmas (1 week), Revelation (4 weeks), Lent (5 weeks), Holy Week (1 week)
Summer: Easter (2 weeks), Pentecost and Mission (5 weeks), Other Faiths (2 weeks), Sacraments (5 weeks)
The number of weeks for each topic may vary slightly depending on the timetable of the year. The Spring and Summer terms can vary greatly in length but the topics are always studied in the appropriate term so units of work are shortened or lengthened as appropriate.
In the topic on Other Faiths each year group will learn about one of: Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism.