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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School & Pre School, Droitwich

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Religious Education

As a Catholic School, RE is taught twice a week, in addition to daily collective worship. The coverage of our RE lessons takes many formats including art, drama and writing.

 

The scheme of work for Religious Education is based on the "Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools" and the "Learning and Growing as People of God" strategy produced by the Archdiocese of Birmingham.  The children also follow the Ten:Ten  Relationship and Sex Education Programme throughout the school and there is a programme to develop the awareness of and respect for other faiths.

 

The children will develop their knowledge of Catholic faith and life. They will develop their awareness of Catholic beliefs and the relationship between faith and life. The children will learn to listen, to think critically, spiritually and theologically and make informed judgements. They will develop appropriate attitudes such as respect for truth and the views of others, and develop moral responsibilities and responses to the challenge of living in a multicultural, multi-faith society.

 

The children are also prepared to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in Year 3 and Confirmation in Year 6.  The programmes involve parents, school and the parish working together to support the children as they develop in their journey of faith. The children have regular opportunities to attend Mass and to develop their prayer life through collective worship, class liturgies, class prayers and other opportunities such as using our Prayer Room.

 

We also participate in Mass, at least twice a term as a whole school, and Years 4,5 and 6 also celebrate Mass at our beautiful Church – Sacred Heart in Droitwich once a term.  Our Parish Priest - Fr George is also planning to start class masses for individual classes on a regular basis.

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