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 RECD objectives for the relevant age group through following Come and See.
  • To cover 2 CARITAS Catholic Social Teaching themes within an academic year which are outlined on the school’s long term planner.
  • To plan and deliver 1/2 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.

 

UPKS2:  To plan on a 2 yearly rolling programme to cover the content from both years 5 and 6 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

Team Navy lead the whole school collective worship around the Sunday Gospel 'Glory on God's Mountain'

Team Sapphire lead a whole school Collective Worship around the theme of 'Faithfulness.' The children from Team Sapphire retold the Gospel of 'The Presentation of the Lord.

The GIFT Team lead a whole school Collective Worship around the theme of Remembrance. During this worship assembly which took place on Remembrance Day, the children listened to Bible scripture, meditated, listened to songs and prayers, all of which helped them to get a deeper understanding of why it is important to remember and pray for those who have died including those who have died in service to our country. Across the school, children created artwork to display on our altar around the theme of Remembrance.  

Early Years

Big Questions 

How to perform the Sign of the Cross.

Nursery Class

Advent

The children in Nursery prepared for advent by creating an advent pathway to the stable. This was help them to count down the days to Christmas. In the construction area, the children enjoyed making stables ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus

What makes God's World wonderful?

Reception Class

Key Worker Evidence Books

The children in Nursery and Reception record their Religion work in floor books. In their floor books, there is evidence of how the children celebrate the Liturgical Year as well as work relating to 'The Come and See' themes they follow throughout the year. 

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

 

Key Stage One

Big Questions

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!

Children's Religion Books

During October the children in KS1 learnt how to pray The Rosary. 

Examples of the CARITAS unit of work 'The Poor and the Vulnerable' is shown where children explored thoughts and feelings.

 

Prayer and refection area

Year 2S

Lower Key Stage 2

Big Questions

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

Advent

The children from 3/4 prepared for Advent by creating an Advent Wreath and Jesse Tree in class.

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.  

Children's Religion Books

On All Saint's Day, the children researched many Saint's and wrote fact files about their favourite Saint.

An example of Lectio Divina is shown, where children use sacred scripture to pray, reflect and explain how the words of Jesus will help them to make changes in their lives.  

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

Upper Key Stage 2

Big Questions

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.

Children's Religion Books

The children in Year 5 and 6 studied Mother Teresa gaining an understanding of how she devoted her life to God by the choices she made.  

Examples of Lectio Divina are shown, evidence from the children's books show that the children are able to give a point of view around a piece of sacred scripture. 

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.