At St. Augustine’s, we follow the Come and See programme of Religious Education, which is recommended by the Archdiocese of Liverpool. As a 1.5 form entry school, we work on a 2 year cycle so that all of the content in RE is covered. The aim of this programme is to explore the religious dimensions of questions about life, dignity and purpose within the Catholic tradition. Each year group from Nursery to Year 6 have their own list of focus topics to cover throughout the academic year all linked by a central theme.
RE at St Augustines
The topics will coincide with the Church calendar, however the depth in which the topic is explored is dependent upon the respective age of the child. Children are taught creatively, using role play, hot seating, drama, art and reflection; the children learn and live through experiencing living faith.
Each topic is split into 3 sections:
Children learn through shared experiences and make connections between their life experiences and their friends.
At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and Tradition.
Children remember and celebrate what they have learnt and apply their knowledge individually. Children learn through shared experience and make connections between life’s experiences and the gospel teachings.