Religious Education Curriculum

Come and See 

At St Gabriel’s, we view Come and See as an invitation to explore and a promise of life for everyone. It offers the opportunity to search, to discover and to respond; this is part of what it is to be human.

Our curriculum leads our children to aspire not to have more, but to be more; children are taught about God’s love’ they learn about their Christian responsibilities; children are provided with experiences of church, Catholic and Christian traditions, as well as being taught to be respectful and understanding of people and traditions from other faith backgrounds. Through Come and See, our children learn about their unique place within the home, school and parish community.

Come and See aims to raise questions and provide materials for children to reflect on their own experiences. The school’s catholic ethos and desire to live by the gospel values lays the foundations for the mission and vision of all the community. For all children, the programme will raise questions of meaning and purpose and enable children to think critically, providing materials for reflecting on their own experience. The school’s curriculum ensures that children experience a rich, broad experience that allows greater depth in children’s learning and ensures that all children achieve well, make good progress and any gaps in learning are fully addressed.

It will help them to explore the beliefs and values and the way of life of the Catholic traditions, and of other faith traditions, developing good attitudes and dispositions so that children are instilled with a 'love of learning' and a desire to go on learning.

Children will be offered a sense of self-worth through experience of belonging to the caring community of our very special school.

 Each class covers 3 topics, each term which link to a whole school theme. In addition to this, the children learn about other faiths and religions throughout the year. We compliment our “Other Faiths” Topics by inviting in visitors, who offer a realistic and in-depth understanding.

Class Rejoice Reflections, at the end of each topic, are used as an opportunity for the children to share their learning in Come and See with the rest of the class.

 

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