Religious Education


We follow the Catholic primary 2012 Education Programme “Come and See” which teaches 'Living and Sharing Our Faith’.


Within the programme, children learn about elements of Christian beliefs and the Catholic Church’s response. Children are introduced to topics through their own experiences as they ‘explore’ what they know. The Catholic faith is ‘revealed’ as the children learn through lessons based on scripture and enhanced with interactive lessons often involving drama, role play and mime. The children are asked to ‘respond’ to what they have learnt and through their daily lives.


Each term the programme is delivered in three topics which are linked to the Liturgical Year:


Autumn Term: Family, Belonging, Loving

Spring Term: Community, Relating, Giving

Summer Term: Serving, Inter-Relating, World


Each class follows its own topic path with a rich range of on line resources and first hand artefacts. As part of the annual programme, we are also invited to develop an understanding of Other Religions. We learn about how members of other faith communities live as families and how they worship.

As part of our whole school religious education curriculum, each class is allocated a Saint to follow throughout the year. The children become familiar with their Saint and recognise their Saint’s Holy Day.


Class Saints


Reception Class: Saint Joseph

Year 1: Saint Catherine of Siena

Year 2: Saint Bernadette

Year 3: Saint Therese of Lisieux

Year 4: Saint Patrick

Year 5: Saint Francis of Assisi

Year 6: Saint Pio




We have a form of community worship each day within the school community.We pray together as a class and celebrate during Key Stage and whole school assemblies. We follow the liturgical year as we celebrate Mass together with our Parish Priest and we have Class Masses within our classroom settings. As a school we support Parish celebrations and lead the annual Education Sunday Mass.


Mrs Isma Haughton

Religious Education Subject leader

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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Trinity Square

South Woodham Ferrers





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