Curriculum

Our School follows the R.E. curriculum set out by the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The Scheme is called 'Learning and Growing as Children of God'. Each class will complete several units which focus on four main areas of assessment. 


1) The Liturgical Year
2) The Sacraments
3) Living as Christians
4) Scriptures

Every year one of the above assessment strands is focused on. This year we are focusing on the Liturgical Year. This means we will pay particular attention to the Church's calendar. Focusing on the different seasons of the Church (Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Easter) as well as the feast days of our Lord, Mary and Saints throughout the year. 

Below shows each class's units. 

Year 1

  • Unit A - Creation
  • Unit B - Families and Celebrations
  • Unit C - Prayer
  • Unit D - Advent
  • Unit E - Christmas
  • Unit F - Jesus Teacher and Healer
  • Unit G - Forgiveness
  • Unit H - Lent
  • Unit I - Holy Week
  • Unit J - Easter
  • Unit K - Pentecost
  • Unit L - Sharing Jesus' Life
  • Unit M - Following Jesus Today

Year 3

  • Unit A - Belonging
  • Unit B - Reconciliation
  • Unit C - Advent
  • Unit D - Christmas
  • Unit E - We Listen to God's Word at Mass
  • Unit F - Lent
  • Unit G - Prayer
  • Unit H - Holy Week
  • Unit I - Easter
  • Unit J - The Eucharist is a Thanksgiving to God
  • Unit K - Pentecost

Year 5

  • Unit A - Creation
  • Unit B - Miracles and the Sacrament of the Sick
  • Unit C - Advent
  • Unit D - Christmas
  • Unit E - Baptism
  • Unit F - Parables and Sayings of Jesus
  • Unit G - Lent
  • Unit H - Holy Week
  • Unit I - Easter
  • Unit J - Pentecost
  • Unit K - The Work of the Apostles
  • Unit L - Marriage and Holy Orders

Year 2

  • Unit A - Old Testament Stories
  • Unit B - Sharing in the Life of Jesus
  • Unit C - Advent
  • Unit D - Christmas
  • Unit E - Parables Miracles
  • Unit F - Special Celebrations
  • Unit G - Lent
  • Unit H - Holy Week
  • Unit I - Easter
  • Unit J - Pentecost
  • Unit K - Our Church
  • Unit L - The Mass

Year 4

  • Unit A - Creation
  • Unit B - Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray
  • Unit C - Advent
  • Unit D - Christmas
  • Unit E - Jesus Light of the World
  • Unit F - Old Testament: Moses - King David
  • Unit G - Lent
  • Unit H - Holy Week
  • Unit I - Easter
  • Unit J - Pentecost
  • Unit K - Sharing in the Life of Christ
  • Unit L - Special Roles and Responsibilities

Year 6

  • Unit A - The Story of the People of God
  • Unit B - Followers of Christ
  • Unit C - Advent
  • Unit D - Christmas
  • Unit E - Baptism and Confirmation
  • Unit F - Lent
  • Unit G - Prayers
  • Unit H - Holy Week
  • Unit I - Easter
  • Unit J - Pentecost
  • Unit K - Belonging to the Church Community
  • Unit L - Celebrating the Life of Mary and the Saints

Multi-Faith Education

As well as the diocesan strategy focusing on the teaching of the Catholic faith, each class is given the opportunity to learn about another faith. We feel this is very important for the children as it gives them an insight into other religions and cultures. This is one of our school missions to respect all regardless of their faith. Children in Key Stage 2 are also given the opportunity to visit their faith's place of worship. We feel this enriches the learning of other faiths and gives them a first hand opportunity to see how others practice their religion.

The tables below show the faiths each class look at each year. 
 
EYFS and Early Years
 

Class Festival taught
Reception Hinduism focusing on Diwali
Year 1 Judaism focusing on Hanukkah 
Year 2 Islam focusing on Eid.

Key Stage 2

Class Faith learnt about
Year 3 Hinduism
Year 4 Judaism
Year 5 Sikhism
Year 6 Islam

The children also get the opportunity to look at different cultures and festivals in our cultural capital lessons.