Religious Education

R.E. Curriculum


Our RE Coordinator is Miss Flynn.

As a Catholic School, Religious Education is provided for all children and makes up 10% of the timetable.



JOHN 14:5-7

“Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

In RE at Our Lady and St Edward's Catholic Primary School, we follow the ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ syllabus. This scheme of work covers a wide range of essential theological content and gives our children a clear understanding of how learning about their faith will enrich their lives and the lives of others. 

The centrality and importance of the Mass is present throughout the teaching, and learners can explore this together in ways that are appropriate for each age group. The scheme of work presents children with meaningful activities, requiring a wide range of skills, which help to develop their religious understanding and knowledge and encourage their appreciation of Christ’s most wonderful gift to us

‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ is firmly rooted in scripture. It presents Catholicism as a World Church, open to the experience of other religions and it encourages learners to engage with and discuss the big issues in our world today. 

The Way the Truth and the Life scheme is implemented from Early years through to year 6. Each year is split into 6 topics, one per half term and is organised to coincide with major events in the liturgical year. Each year group studies a different topic.

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life Study Program – Ascension

FOUNDATION STAGE & KEY STAGE 1 (F2, Year 1 and Year 2)

Autumn Term

F1 God's World         1.1 God's Great Plan              2.1 Chosen People

F2 God's Family        1.2 Mary, Mother of God         2.2 Mysteries

Spring Term

F3 Getting to know Jesus        1.3 Families & Celebrations            2.3 The Good News

F4 Sorrow and joy                   1.4 Following Jesus                         2.4 The Mass

Summer Term

F5 New Life            1.5 The Resurrection        2.5 Eastertide

F6 Church               1.6 Miracles                      2.6 Birth of the Church


KEY STAGE 2 (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)

Autumn Term

3.1 The Christian Family          4.1 The Bible             5.1 Creation                     6.1 The Kingdom of God

3.2 Mary our mother                 4.2 Trust in God        5.2 God's Covenants       6.2 Justice

Spring Term

3.3 Called to change        4.3 Jesus, the Teacher        5.3 Inspirational people        6.3 Exploring the Mass

3.4 Eucharist                    4.4 Jesus, the Saviour         5.4 Reconcilliation                6.4 Jesus, the Messiah

Summer Term

3.5 Celebrating Easter and Pentecost        4.5 The Early Christians        5.5 Life in the Risen Jesus        6.5 The Transforming Spirit

3.6 Being a Christian                                   4.6 The Church                     5.6 Other Faiths                        6.6 Called to Serve

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