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Catholic Primary Religious Education Programme

Outcome of Religious Education

The outcome of excellent religious education is religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to reflectspiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religiouscommitment in everyday life.’


Religious Education Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools 2012


The following strategies and aims underpin the effective delivery of ReligiousEducation at St Mary's Catholic school.


  • Religious education will be taught discretely and developmentally.  It will include the deepening of knowledge, and understanding of key theological ideas and their application to life.
  • Ample opportunities will be offered for children to apply and use their knowledge and skills in cross-curricular studies to deepen their understanding of religious truths and think creatively.
  • Engagement with their own and others’ beliefs and values will help to develop good attitudes and dispositions so that children are instilled with a love of learning and a desire to go on learning.
  • Engagement with difficult questions of meaning and purpose which everyone has to face will enable them to think critically about their own questions of meaning and purpose.
  • Offer the children a sense of self-worth through their experience of belonging to a caring community and an awareness of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.


The themes and topics that are covered are outlined in the document below

We also teach another 2 other religions throughout the school year. Judaism is taught during the Autumn term and another religion is taught during the Summer term, this religion is dependent on what cohort your child is in. We find it important that your child leaves school having developed a deeper understanding of at least 2 other religions. Please find below a summary of what is taught within these other religions.

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