St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

Email:

stedmunds.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk


Tel:

0161 921 1940

Religious Education

St Edmund's Vision

  • At St Edmund’s God is central and in our hearts helping us to communicate through our words and actions.
  • All children at St Edmund’s are able to talk about the beliefs and values held by the Catholic Church.
  • We ensure all children become valued members of the community, they are taught to use their teaching of Jesus to respect the beliefs and values of others.
  • Every child no matter what their ability is able to achieve to their very best.

 

The Church has always promoted education. God made the world, and everything and everybody in it; and the more we understand the world, its history, and our place in it as human beings, the better equipped we are to increase our faith and hope in God, our love for God and our neighbour, and our love for the Church on earth, in and through which God invites us all to come to know, love and serve him.

 

 

Religious Education Curriculum Expectations at St Edmund's 

All Year Groups:
• To deliver the Religious Education Curriculum Directory (RECD)objectives for the relevant age group through following Come and See.
• To cover 2 Catholic social Teaching themes (CARITAS) within an academic year which are outlined on the school’s long term planner.
• To plan and deliver 2 other faiths themes across the year using planning from Come and See.
• To plan and deliver a universal Church theme using CAFOD resources.

KS1
To plan on a 2 yearly rolling programme to cover all content from the Years 1 and 2 Come and See programmes.

LKS2
To plan on a 2 yearly rolling programme to cover the content from both years 3 and 4 come and See programmes.

 

The 5 W’s signs have been tailored for Catholics Schools.

These signs are the ideal way of promoting the 5 W’s within classrooms and the whole school community. Children are encouraged to place photographs of their peers within the sections and can then share why they have chosen to do so. Some schools have decided to focus on one W per week and give certificates in the whole school assembly.

The children and staff feel they have a much better understanding of the meaning of each W.  It enables them to talk with a shared understanding.

Welcome, Word, Witness, Welfare, Worship.  In student speak, these translate as come, talk, work, walk, pray.

Welcome [come] – come together in welcome.

Word [talk] – talk together as a word of God’s community.

Witness [work] – We look at our School mission statement and work together as a witness community.

Welfare [walk] – Walk together as a welfare community.

Worship [pray] – We pray together as a worship community. 

Collective Worship

The whole school celebrated International Day of Peace by taking part in various activities throughout the day. At the end of the day we came together as a school to share our work and spread the word of PEACE. 

Early Years

How to perform the Sign of the Cross.

Nursery Class

What makes God's World wonderful?

Reception Class

The Nursery children loved painting the canvas linked to Peace Day. The children also had their hands painted to make Dove'

 

Key Stage One

Year 1/2 have been doing lots of work about 'Remembrance Day'. After watching a production all about the First World War the children wrote prayers to all those who have died in wars. We will always remember them. 

On Thursday 21st September, we celebrated the International Day of Peace. We did lots of activities during the day such as painting peace signs onto plates and creating a whole class collage of words that mean peace to us. We had a fantastic day!

Prayer and refection area

Year 2S

Lower Key Stage 2

The children wrote peace poems, prayers for peace and created personalised symbols to represent peace. 

International Day of Peace

The children worked collaboratively to create a peace masterpiece on a canvas. On their artwork they wrote what peace means to them.  

The children took part in many sensory activities during peace day. These activities promoted relaxation and calmness.  

Upper Key Stage 2

International Day of Peace in Year 6

The children enjoyed lots of discussion about Peace around the world and the celebration of Peace Day. They then created their own peace poems and created peace artwork, reflecting on how the can spread love and peace around the world. In the afternoon, the GIFT team were joined by Christ the King, a local school, thus fostering the spirit of peace in our local community.

Peace Day in Year 5

Year 5 had a fantastic day celebrating Peace day. We took part in a range of activities, including creating individual Peace day art works, Class art works and some beautiful poetry. Here we are showing some of our amazing work in the shape of a peace symbol.