At English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary school we aim to provide an environment in which children can grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith and develop their own relationship with Jesus. We want our children to understand that religion is not just for learning but also for living. Religious Education is not simply one subject among many, but the foundation of our entire educational process.
At our school we use ‘THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE’ Programme of Study. This programme is made up of a unit on a specific theme for each half term for all the different year groups from Nursery to Year 6. Children learn and reflect by reading stories from the Bible and other Christian books such as lives of saints and prayers written by other people. We also study other world faiths in order to develop our knowledge and to help promote tolerance and understanding of other people’s beliefs and practices. In the Autumn term we study ‘Judaism’ while in the summer term we study one of the other major world faiths namely, Sikhism, Islam or Hinduism.