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RE Curriculum

At St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School we believe that pupils have a right to receive an overall religious education that will enable them, in the light of the faith of the Church, to engage with the deepest questions of life and find reasons for the hope that is within them (1 Peter 3:15)...Therefore Religious Education is never simply one subject among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process.’ (Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, January 2000.)

Why Teach Religious Education?

As a Catholic school, Religious Education (RE) is at the heart of everything we do. We teach it not only because it is a requirement from the diocese, but because at St. Anne's, our belief is that every pupil is unique and is created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).

We reflect back to the children the truth that they are inherently good - especially in their moments of difficulty. In this way we model and teach the fundamental truths of freedom, tolerance, respect and equality - the bedrock of a successful society.  It is therefore more than a scheme of work, it is about providing the opportunity for the children to think theologically and ask questions that sometimes there is no answer to, it is about allowing them to be curious and explore the mysteries of God and the world He created.

The teaching of RE is designed to enable pupils to understand the world around them and follow our Gospel values so that they can manage their lives, now and in the future. We bring them to an understanding of ‘community’ and the importance of relationships within. We teach about how every member of a community has a contribution to make and that they should seek to maximise this. The community goes beyond school, we are a key link to the parish and to the home; we are all one as a family of God, so it is our responsibility to nurture faith and understanding of the Catholic religion. Therefore, RE is seen as the ‘lifeblood’ of the school that feeds into all we do.

Come & See

The Religious Education Programme


To fulfil our aims and objectives, St. Anne’s Catholic Primary school follows the Come and See programme of Religious Education, recommended by the Archdiocese of Liverpool as our scheme of work.

Come and See is an invitation to exploration and promise of life for everyone. Come and See offers the opportunity to search, to explore, to discover, and to respond; this is part of what it is to be human.

Come and See aims to raise questions and provide materials for children to reflect on their own experience. For all children the programme will raise questions of meaning and purpose and enable children to think critically, providing materials for reflecting on their own experience.

It will help them to explore the beliefs and values and the way of life of the Catholic traditions, and of other faith traditions, developing good attitudes and dispositions so that children are instilled with a ‘love of learning’ and a desire to go on learning.

Children will be offered a sense of self-worth through experience of belonging to the caring community of St. Anne’s.

Sacramental Preparation

At St. Anne’s, we follow the ‘With You Always’ Sacramental Preparation Programme.

Jesus spoke to them… ‘and know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’ (Matthew 28:20)

Parents ‘…will be the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith. May they also be the best of teachers bearing witness to the faith by what they say and do…’ (Rite of Baptism)

Meetings are held in the school church and are led by Catechists from our Parish and supported by the school.

The school, working alongside the Parish, plays a vital role in the preparation and delivery of the First Holy Communion Service.

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