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.
Autumn A: Beginning with God
Our topic for this term is 'Beginning with God'. For this Topic, the children will learn about four main areas; Sources of revelation, Monotheism, Biblical metaphors for God, the Trinity (Years 1-3) and the Nicene Creed (Years 4-6). Throughout this topic, children will retell the story of Moses and the Burning Bush, describe what we believe about the nature of God drawn from Biblical metaphors and make link between their own experiences and metaphors for God in the Bible. The younger children will describe the Trinity using the sign of the cross, and the older children will show an understading of God from two sources of revelation: Scripture and the Nicene Creed.