Religious Education at Holy Family is taught through the 'In God's Name' programme. Drawing on its foundation documents, the Religious Education Curriculum Directory and the Bishop's Conference of England and Wales Levels of Attainment, 'In God's Name' presents a Catholic world view through learning about the Traditions of the Church, Human Experience, Creation and Scripture, named as the sources of revelation in Dei Verbum.
Arranged to cycle through the life of Jesus as the Catholic Church does, the resource is framed around the Liturgical Year. Over three years the resource prioritises hearing the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, while it moves through the seasons of Advent, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time. Links between resources develop naturally; theologies introduced in one unit are consolidated in another. We are currently in Year A therefore children are exploring Matthew's Gospel.
Summer A: From Easter to Pentecost (To the Ends of the Earth)
Our topic for this term is 'From Easter to Pentecost'. In this topic, the children will listen to and respond to Matthew's account of the events of Easter Sunday. They will learn about the key Liturgical actions of the Easter Sunday vigil, with a focus on the themes of light and water. The children will learn about Pentecost and the gifts of Pentecost, and discuss people in the life of the Church who live the Spirit of Pentecost. Our Catholic Social Teaching topic for this half term is Rights and Responsibilities. We will learning about Judaism in our final week of term.