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RE Curriculum Intent
At St. Gabriel’s, Religious Education strives to create positive caring pupils through our scripture-based curriculum and Catholic social teaching. Catholic social teaching is underpinned by many principles such as: the dignity of the human person, working for the common good, stewardship of the planet, social and global issues, economy and leadership. RE, while part of every aspect of school life, has a distinct body of knowledge and skills. We want to help our pupils become ‘religiously literate young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills to think spiritually, ethically and theologically.’* We see our children become respectful, understanding and empathetic young people, who stand up for the most vulnerable in society and strive to make the world a better place.
*Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Catholic Bishops’ Conference, 2000
Religion is taught in accordance with RE Curriculum Directory using the Diocesan approved scheme 'Come and See.' Lessons take many different formats, with children's work being produced as written work, comprehension, acts of worship, presentations, drama, music, dance and art.
Children are taught in 4 week 'blocks' throughout the year. In the first week, we listen to the word of God and introduce our new theme. During the next two weeks we explore and reveal and finally, children respond in the last week, often including their own liturgies or acts of worship.
There are nine themes throughout the year and these are:
1. Domestic Church - Family
2. Baptism/Confirmation - Belonging
3. Advent/Christmas - Loving
4. Local Church - Community
5. Eucharist - Relating
6. Lent/Easter - Giving
7. Pentecost - Serving
8. Reconciliation - Inter-relating
9. Universal Church - World
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education) through Caritas in Action.
Caritas in Action is a document that produced by the Salford Diocese as a response to Catholic Social Teaching, which calls all Catholics to work together for the common good. There are 7 themes within the documents, which each class focus on throughout the year.
The themes are as follows:
1. Dignity of the Human Person
2. Family and Community
3. Solidarity and the common good
4. Dignity of Work
5. Rights and Responsibilities
6. Option for the poor and vulnerable
Throughout the year, each class will look at all seven areas and present a class assembly on one of the themes.