The Aim of Religious Education at St Peter-in-Chains is to produce religiously literate children who have the knowledge, understanding and skills to think spiritually, ethically, theologically and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.
Our objectives as religious educators are:
- To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of God, Jesus his son and the Holy Spirit
- To develop an appreciation and awareness of this faith and how to live it
- To foster children’s spiritual and moral development
- To celebrate together as a community, through prayer, worship and liturgy
- To support the teaching of British values by fostering appropriate attitudes: respect for truth, respect for others, and to prepare the children for living in a multicultural, multi-faith society.
The Religious Education Programme
To fulfil our aims and objectives we use the Come and See programme of Religious Education. It integrates the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Levels of Attainment and the Religious Education Curriculum Directory (RECD). There are three topics taught each term and two ‘other faith’ units: Islam and Judaism. Staff are encouraged to involve members of the Jewish and Islamic faith to visit school where possible.