St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Mobberley Road, Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 5RN, Tel: 01782 235393

"Learning and Growing Together in Faith and Friendship"

Religious Education

Religious Education

As a Catholic school, Religious Education is a core subject and is at the forefront of our curriculum. We follow the Birmingham Diocese strategy, 'Learning and Growing as the People of God'. This scheme of work enables all of our children to learn about the five strands of our faith:

*Scripture

*The Sacraments

*Living as Christians

*Prayer

*The Liturgical Year

Children are taught the strategy from the Nursery class up to Year 6. Each unit builds upon children's prior learning from the previous year and enables progression of knowledge, understanding and skills to develop children's understanding of our Catholic faith. Children are given opportunities to learn in a wide variety of ways, including learning through studying Bible stories, guided mediations, reflections, collective worship, art, drama, etc. There is a 4-yearly cycle of assessment, to enable staff and leaders to monitor and moderate Religious Education. The assessment focus for this year is Living as Christians, including Prayer.