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 C therefore children are exploring Luke's Gospel.
Summer A: From Easter to Pentecost
Our topic for this term is 'From Easter to Pentecost'. For this topic, the children will learn about Jesus' Resurrection and Post-Resurrection appearances, His Ascension into heaven and the Pentecost.
Throughout this topic, the children will retell the events of the Easter Season from the writing of Luke and understand that the Resurrection of Jesus is a fundamental belief of Christians. Children in Key Stage 2 will explain how the Resurrection and Post-Resurrection appearances lead to belief in the divinity of Christ and will make connections between two sources of revelation. Children will also explore the concept of 'relay runners' for the Church and identify historical and contemporary 'relay runners'.