As a Catholic school R.E is embedded in all aspects of school life.
The children follow the Diocesan "God Matters" religious education scheme, which forms the basis of the school's Catholic RE curriculum.
Prayer and worship are an important part of the life of our school. The children and staff pray together each day, either in Collective Worship as a whole school or in smaller groups such as year groups or classes. Each day begins and ends with prayer.
You do have the right to withdraw your child from Religious Education and from acts of worship, but we feel that you would not choose St. Paul's for your child if you did not feel that its Christian Life and ethos was an essential part of your child's education.
St Paul’s Prayer bags: In year 5 and 6 children have the opportunity to take home the class prayer bag. This is to encourage the family pray with their children. Children can write their own prayer to share back in their classroom.
Every year group will share a liturgy and a mass with their parents and during Holy Week we tell the story Jesus’ passion.
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The God Matters education scheme is used throughout our school and is split up into different themes which are revisited and developed each year.
Creation - Learning about the creation story and developing this learning to explore why we should look after God's creation.
Prayer, Saints and Feasts - This unit explores our relationship with God and how we celebrate our Saints.
Advent - Looks at how we prepare for Jesus birth
Christmas - specifically looks at the story of Christmas and what it means to us.
Sacraments - The children develop an understanding of each of the 7 sacraments within the Catholic Faith.
Lent - Children develop an understanding of how we prepare for Jesus' death.
Holy Week- Children will explore each of the different stages of Holy Week and empathise with Jesus' and the disciples feelings throughout this time.
Easter - Children are given the opportunities to explore the sacrifice Jesus and God made at this time.
Revelation - developing our knowledge of how we should follow God's laws and how we are waiting for Jesus to come again.
We also spend a week learning about ‘Other Faiths’ such as Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Judaism.
We also dedicate a week of our RE commitment in October and May to Our mother Mary.
Our Lady chaplain provides class meditation and reflection. She also leads meaningful liturgies with the children. She supports teachers and children in planning reflective and spiritual liturgies and mass. She is available to offer prayers and advice on children’s spiritual journey.