At Corpus Christi, RE is at the heart of all that we do. As a Catholic school, we embrace the teachings of the Catholic Church and work closely with the local Catholic community. In partnership with families and parishes, we support the children’s faith journeys and we ensure the Gospel values are central to our daily interactions as well as our mission statement being the foundation of all our policies.
‘The Pursuit of Excellence Whilst Loving God and Others.’
We follow Come and See, the programme of study that integrates the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Levels of Attainment and the new Religious Education Curriculum Directory.
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.
Come and See follows on from successful trialling in schools in England and Wales and is based on the theological foundations of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Catechism and the revised RE Curriculum Directory and includes the Catholic attainment levels.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the search for meaning in life. God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us and our response of faith. (cf. CCC26) This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic, opened up through; Explore, Reveal and Respond.
RE and Faith Life Leader: Miss Carr
RE Link Governor: Mrs K Jones
RE Faith Life Team: Please see details about our Faith Life Team under the the 'Our Catholic Life' tab on our website.
What our children think of Religious Education (RE) at Corpus Christi
How do teachers help you learn in RE?
"I like the way teachers help me when I am confused and they explain deeply what it means." Jan Year 4
"When you are stuck they help you and give you more information." Zayaan Year 2
"Through scripture and quotes." Zara Year 6
"Religious pictures, art and educational religious animations." Macheme Year 5
"They teach me about Jesus and all the stories." James Reception
What aspect of RE do you enjoy and why?
"I like art and drawing in RE." Olivia Year 5
"I like doing posters and doing the bronze task because I like making posters." Finley Year 5
"I love learning about Jesus." Abriel Year 1
"Reading the Bible and learning stories." Lewis Year 4
"Praying and Prayers." Lacey Year 3
Come and See Newsletters 2022-2023
The use of key questions’ in RE:
One of the main aims of the Religious Education curriculum is to promote a knowledge and understanding of the response of faith to ultimate questions about human life, its origins and purpose.
In RE we want to provide children with ‘compelling learning experiences’ which demands a more active and engaging approach to learning where children solve something, investigate reasons for things rather than be the mere recipients of knowledge.
By giving the learning in Religious Education direction through the use of key questions to answer or solve, the curriculum appears much more imaginative and challenging. A key question should also be relevant to the children’s interests and concerns.
It is for this reason that a good approach to the Religious Education curriculum is to use key questions as headings for each unit of work. At the end of each lesson, teachers ask what the children have learned to help them answer the big questions.