Religious Education

curriculum intent 

At School of Christ the King Catholic Primary, we celebrate the unique qualities of all who come through our doors. As a Catholic primary school, our goal is to teach children about God’s love, through forgiveness and kindness. Our intent is to provide interesting, cross-curricular Religious Education that motivates and supports children to live out Catholic principles and encourages them to learn more about other faiths in addition to their own. In order for the children to become reflective learners and be able to participate in deep discussions during their Religious Education learning, we want them to be able to ask and respond to questions about the things they are curious about. 


We teach children in specific units, in alignment with the Liturgical Year, using Called to be A People of Hope by Clifton Diocese and God Matters Curriculums. Every year, we cover Creation, Prayers, Saints and Feasts, Advent, Christmas, Revelation, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, and Sacraments lessons, in addition to two other faiths. We adapt our teaching to the abilities of the students, and we evaluate them at the end of each unit to see if they are progressing towards, meeting, or exceeding the standard level for their year group. Through their RE, the pupils learn skills that are built upon each year. These abilities include asking and responding to pertinent questions, participating in class discussions, understanding how to interpret information sources, and relating them to their own lives. 


The impact of the teaching of Religious Education is for our children to be able to articulate their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith and other global religions with reverence and passion; to discuss the importance of showing people respect and kindness, and reflect on what they have learned about RE in the context of their daily life. They learn about their own spirituality and beliefs, and they become capable of leading prayer and celebrating the Word at the school. The children gain knowledge about protecting the environment and the communities they live in, and beyond, and are given the opportunity to engage in relevant conversations and debates on these subjects.