St Mary's Catholic Primary School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Religious Education

Creation
This unit is designed to give some insight into the stories and characters of the Old Testament. It will build on their knowledge of God as creator and start to provide an image of God wishing to protect and care for His universe. It highlights how God works through people to exercise this care and protection. The unit should also begin to highlight the importance of the Old Testament for the Church. And why we proclaim it as the Word of God.
Prayer, Saints and Feasts

This unit is designed to extend the children’s knowledge and understanding of the life of Mary and Jesus through prayer (Rosary, with a particular focus on the Mysteries of the Light) and Scripture. The children will extend their knowledge of the liturgical cycle. They will learn about how we are called to respond to Jesus. They will learn about some saints who responded to the call of Jesus.

Islam
Through the Islamic faith children have learnt that other faiths have special times of prayer during the year. For Muslims a special time is Ramadan.
Sacraments 
The purpose of this unit is to enable the children to develop their understanding of what a sacrament is.  this understanding is developed through the exploration of what happens during the sacraments of Baptism, Matrimony and the Eucharist.
Advent
This unit is designed to deepen pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the season of Advent. It looks at getting ready for the Birth of Jesus by helping us remember that God promised to send us His Son and that Jesus is the fulfillment of that promise. It introduces the idea of what a prophet does and what angels do.
It helps us understand that people such as John the Baptist help us understand the nature of this promise and provide example and inspiration of how we should respond to it. Further reinforcement is provided on the symbolism of Advent. It also develops the idea that we get ready as a parish community, as the family of God