R.E Curriculum Statement
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Worcester
‘Following Jesus in all we do’
Religious Education at St Joseph’s is central to the life of the school, it is a way of life, living and learning through Faith. RE is a core subject and is taught through the four areas of study: Revelation, Church, Celebration and Life in Christ. The beliefs and values studied in RE inspire and draw together every aspect of the life of our school. To adhere to requirements set at the Bishops Conference, 10% of teaching time is devoted to RE. This will help to nurture the human wholeness of each pupil to play a full role in society and provide a community in which faith, culture and life are brought into harmony. R.E. is taught as a discrete subject but can also be part of cross curricular work.
Weekly Headteacher’s assemblies cover the Catholic Pupil Profile of values and virtues, Sunday Gospels and Multi-faith festivals. Weekly praise assemblies celebrate the achievements of our pupils, including their display of the Catholic Pupil Profile of values and virtues. Key Stage masses held weekly are planned and delivered by different year groups, and whole school masses are planned by the Liturgy Planners. Each key stage has a weekly assembly which celebrates pupils’ achievements and discusses current news events.
The RE support network runs through our school and helps support the Catholic ethos of our school. In Reception and KS1 the Prayer Leaders lead prayer in class and during key stage assemblies. The Prayer Leaders also aid their teachers in dressing their class prayer table. They often work with the RE coordinator to promote prayer in school. In lower KS2 the St Joseph’s Workers get stuck into RE tasks around the school. The take responsibility for the lower KS2 prayer tables, distribute the Wednesday Word and tend to the Marian Garden. The Liturgy Planners, in upper KS2, help the RE coordinator to plan whole school Masses and aid with other key tasks such as producing the annual Multi-faith calendar.