St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

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St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Together we are growing in God's love

At St Patrick's Catholic Primary School we are committed to being a part of the Church's mission; to teach and proclaim God's good news, placing Christ at the centre of our pupils lives. 

Religious Education Directory - To Know You More Clearly 2023:

Our Religious Education curriculum is based on the delivery of the new RED.  The objective of the curriculum is to 'develop religiously literate and engaged young people, with the knowledge, understanding and skills to reflect spiritually, think ethically and theologically, and recognise the demands of religious commitment in everyday life'.  All pupils will be invited to encounter Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as the living person at the heart of their study in a way that respects their individual religious identity. 

To Know You More Clearly

Curriculum Structure

The model curriculum aims to draw pupils into an encounter with a story, the story of God’s relationship with humanity. ‘Pupils encounter scripture and what the Church teaches about scripture and what this means for a life lived in Christ as part of the Catholic Faith’.[1]

There are six components to the curriculum, that are known as branches which follow the pattern of the Liturgical Year.  Each branch  has a core theme and is taught through the process of four lenses Hear, Believe, Celebrate, Live. The names of these four lenses reflect the language of the Catechism itself which states that the mystery of faith which we hear and receive requires us to ‘believe in it’, to ‘celebrate it’ and to ‘live from it’ (CCC 2558).

Our children explore and experience these 'branches' through three different 'ways of knowing'  these skills are:

  • Understand
  • Discern
  • Respond

In Year 1 and 3, the new curriculum is currently supported by the 'Vine & Branches' Catholic Education Publication. 

See the attached long term plan for further details of individual year groups learning.

Our curriculum is further enhanced through Liturgical events, key speeches from the Church and the Pope, and other meaningful events, so that both spiritual and academic growth can take place in a relevant and purposeful way.


[1] Religious Education Curriculum Directory, Department of Catholic Education and Formation, Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, 2012, p.61

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