Religious Education at The Cathedral Catholic Primary School
At The Cathedral Catholic Primary School, we believe that RE is at the heart of all we do as it helps us to fulfil our mission statement. Through RE, children learn more about the Catholic faith and they develop in their knowledge and understanding of the different religious dimensions of life. They are given the opportunity to examine their own religious beliefs and attitudes and to respect those of others.
To inform our teaching in RE, we refer to the national RE curriculum planning wheels, supported by materials from CAFOD, “The Way, The Truth and The Life” and “Caritas in Action” to ensure we meet the needs of all our children. All classes follow the Religious Education Curriculum Directory and time spent on RE is 2 hours per week in Key Stage One and 2.5 hours per week in Key Stage Two.
RE is further enhanced and given expression through the liturgical life of the church by attendance and active participation in the celebration of Mass and other religious services and festivals – see our Prayer and Liturgy section.
See our Religious Education Policy for further information.
Prayer and Liturgy at The Cathedral Catholic Primary School
At The Cathedral Catholic Primary School, we strive to inspire each pupil to be the best person they can be and we believe that daily opportunities for prayer and reflection are an important part of this. Community prayer is at the heart of our religious life so that together we can celebrate in faith, love and hope, our belief in Jesus and the example he gives. Pupils are encouraged to use their gifts and talents to help to lead times of prayer, both in class and with the whole school.
Each week, times of prayer and liturgy are celebrated on many different levels: whole school, key stage, in classes, with staff, with parents and as a voluntary lunchtime pupil activity. Parents are invited to join us every Wednesday afternoon when a different class leads our whole school time of prayer. We enjoy having direct access from our school playground into the Cathedral and we make good use of this sacred space to pray together and celebrate Mass with our Parish.
See our Prayer and Liturgy Policy for further information.
Hello God, here's another day with friends to meet and games to play,
Things to do and books to read, the food the comfort that we need.
May I always grateful be for all that you have given to me. Amen.
At the end of the day prayer
God our Father, we have come to say thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light. Amen.