Curriculum Intent for Religious Education
At St Mary Magdalen’s RC Primary School, the heart of Catholic Education lies within the Christian vision of the human person. This vision is explored in Religious Education (RE) making RE the core subject in our school and underpins all whole school teaching. Its primary purpose is to draw pupils into a systematic study of Catholic Christianity and to explore the contribution of Christianity and other religions to culture, British Values, personal commitment, and action in everyday life.
We aim to enable pupils continually to deepen their religious and theological understanding. 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 and be able to communicate, discuss and ask questions about this effectively.
The outcome of excellent Religious Education is religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to reflect spiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life (RECD 2012 p6)
Prayer and Liturgy
We develop each child morally and spiritually and enable pupils to explore their own faith and be able to plan and lead their own liturgical prayers with imagination and creative mediums. All children are given regular opportunities to pray with peers, with parents and with the local parish community through planned and spontaneous prayer.