Our R.E. Curriculum

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St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School aims to provide the highest possible standard of education across the curriculum.

We wish to foster our pupils’ relationship with God and with others in order to be capable of reaching their full potential as responsible and caring adults.

We aspire to

  • To provide a safe, caring stimulating environment for our children
  • To foster in our children a reverence for God; a sense of love and respect for one another, and a true understanding of the Catholic Faith
  • To see the values of God’s kingdom, prayer, truth, holiness, justice, love, forgiveness and peace at work in our school community
  • To deepen the relationship between the home, school and the Parish of St. Joseph’s
  • To use the school’s Mission Statement as a basis for ensuring personal growth and professional development within our community
  • To help the children to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them to live a full and interesting adult life in the community.

R.E Curriculum

Religious Education is provided in accordance with the Diocesan programme of study as directed by the Religious Education Directory. The Curriculum planning wheels are used throughout the school to support planning and coverage. They are supported by a the use of approved schemes which include “Come and See” and “The Vine and the Branches” in addition to materials from Cafod and Caritas in Action.

Time spent on this curriculum area is 2-2.5 hours per week depending on the Key Stage.                       


Human Relationships and Sex Education falls within the general framework of Religious Education within the school, and in accordance with the moral and dogmatic teaching of the church. Parents are informed of any special programmes in sex education.

Parents have a legal right to request that their child be withdrawn from lessons in Religious Education or from acts of Collective Worship. This may be done in consultation with the Headteacher.                         

We have some beautiful images of Jesus to look at and think about.


Holly in Year 6 made a terrific acrostic poem about Faith in her Learning Log. Well done, Holly!


Prayer Journals by Year 4.
Look at our amazing Prayer Journals. They are a lovely way for us to talk to God.