WELCOME TO THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ZONE.
In this area of the website you will find information about the Religious Education curriculum at Holy Cross. Details about the prayer and worship life of our school can be found on the pages called 'Our School as a Catholic Community.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Religious education in Catholic schools aims to promote:
OUR PROGRAMME OF STUDY
RE is a core subject and as such requires an allocation of 10% of the teaching time to the subject. In Key Stage 1 this means 2 hours and in Key Stage 2, 2.5 hours each week.
It is expected that this time will be broken down as follows:
Programmes of Study
In line with all schools within CAST, we use the ‘God Matters’ curriculum resource.
'God Matters' follows the calendar of the Church's seasons within its units of study.
The Long Term Overview for 2016-2017 can be read by clicking on the link below:
TEACHING OF MAJOR WORLD FAITHS
Our school does not exist within a bubble and belongs to a local, national and world-wide community. It is also a rich and diverse community serving families from many countries, speaking many languages and worshiping in a range of traditions. We are committed therefore to supporting pupils’ learning about and celebration of the diversity of major world faith traditions as part of their preparation to be informed and responsible citizens of the UK. Each unit of God Matters includes a multi-faith element. The major theistic religions are covered as part of this work.
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