Intent: Key Policies
Why do we teach this? Why do we teach it the way we do?
At Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School, Religious Education (RE) is the heart of all we do as a Catholic school and permeates through every aspect of the curriculum and school life. We aim to provide the very best Catholic education for our pupils. Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School is a learning community underpinned by a Catholic ethos based upon Gospel values. We aim to celebrate the uniqueness of every child, enabling each to reach his or her potential spiritually, morally, academically and socially.
We STRIVE to achieve this aim through the everyday routine /general and prayer life of the school, as well as Religious Education and to achieve high standards and encourage pupils to make the most of the opportunities we offer them.
In the daily living out of our Catholic faith, we aim to ensure that religious education and spiritual development will be threaded through every aspect of the curriculum, so that it is explicit and implicit within the taught curriculum. Rooted in prayer and lived out in the daily life of the school, the children are supported, through the curriculum, to grow in faith and deepen their relationships with God and each other. We have strong links with St Patrick's, TF1 3ER.
The Aims of Religious Education
- To present a comprehensive content which engages pupils and is the basis of knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith;
- to enable pupils continually to deepen their religious and theological understanding and be able to communicate this effectively;
- to present an authentic vision of the Church’s moral and social teaching so that pupils can make a critique of the underlying trends in contemporary culture and society;
- to raise pupils’ awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities in order to respect and understand them;
- to develop the critical faculties of pupils so that they can relate their Catholic faith to daily life;
- to stimulate pupils’ imagination and provoke a desire for personal meaning as revealed in the truth of the Catholic faith;
- to enable pupils to relate the knowledge gained through Religious Education to their understanding of other subjects in the curriculum;
- to bring clarity to the relationship between faith and life, and between faith and culture.