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 B: A Kingdom of God
Our topic this term is 'A Kingdom of God'. In this topic, children will explore the parables of the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew's Gospel and retell a parable of their choosing, explaining belief in the kingdom of God expressed in the parable. They will learn about Nelson Mandela and will describe, and give reasons for, the actions of Nelson Mandela as a man who acted in response to his belief. Children will consider similarities and differences between peoples' responses to social and moral issues because of their beliefs.
Please refer to the document below for key information for children on this topic.