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 B therefore children are exploring Mark's Gospel.
Summer A: From Easter to Pentecost
Our topic for this term is 'From Easter to Pentecost'. For this Topic, the children will use some of the signs, symbols and religious terms to describe the story of the Resurrection according to Mark and make links to the belief in the Resurrection of Jesus. They will learn about Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit and how the Church celebrates Pentecost. They will identify the symbols of the Holy Spirit and their meaning and reflect on the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians.