'With God in our Hearts we Love and Learn.'
Christ is at the heart of everything we do. A St Joseph’s learner will rejoice in the key Bible teachings and apply them to their own life. Through engaging and open discussions, they will share key moral and spiritual values and learn to help others, nurturing and developing an understanding of their own and others’ beliefs for their future lives.
Displays and prayer tables around our school throughout the year
The schools within the Archdiocese of Birmingham use its own curriculum strategy from Nursery to Year 6 called ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God.’
It provides teachers with a range of suggested cross-curricular activities which can be differentiated to suit the learning needs of the children in order for them to explore the Catholic faith and achieve the learning outcomes. There is a strong emphasis on pupils engaging with and responding to questions of life in the light of religious teaching.
This flexible approach enables teachers to incorporate their own creative teaching ideas. It was written using the learning outcomes provided in the Bishop’s Conference document the Curriculum Directory as a basis.
The opportunity to learn about other faiths is an important aspect of our RE curriculum therefore children will also learn about the key teachings, celebrations and traditions. To support this further, our school take part in the Derby Faith Trail- a visit to different places of Worship in the local area.
The 2021-2022 overview can be found below.
Father Peter often visits during our RE lessons.
Year 1 performing the story of the annunciation.
Support with RE:
All children have the opportunity to join in RE lessons weekly, however we know that some children may need more support in this lesson than others. To help children who may need more support or who are on the SEN register we may:
- give adult support during RE lessons
- offer modified resources or books
- give visual prompts
This support will be given during the lesson so that children do not miss out on their curriculum.