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I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)

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I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)

Religious Education

The Way, the Truth and the Life Scheme



The scheme contains systematic and rigorous teaching and learning, at least equal to that of other curriculum areas. It covers the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church and their implications for the lives of people today, and particularly for the lives of the pupils::

  1. that every human event is marked by the creative activity of God which communicates goodness to all beings;
  2. that the reality and power of sin limit and numb every person;
  3. that the life, death and resurrection of Christ, communicated by the Holy Spirit, give believers the hope of a definitive ‘fulfilment’.

Other faiths are addressed as a consequence of, and in the context of, Catholic teaching. Catholic teaching about the action of God in the world requires an informed and respectful approach to other faith. Catholics can  learn from the practices of other faiths (e.g. patterns of prayer, fasting, pilgrimages etc.). 

The scheme incorporates attainment targets: learning about the Catholic faith (AT1) and learning from the Catholic faith (AT2). These are set out in the form of specific key learning objectives for each module.


The topics for each year group are as follows:

 Term1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
EYFSGod's WorldGod's FamilyGetting to Know JesusSorrow and JoyNew LifeChurch
Year 1God's Great PlanMary, Mother of GodFamilies and CelebrationsFollowing JesusResurrectionMiracles
Year 2Chosen PeopleMysteriesThe Good NewsThe MassEastertideBirth of the Church
Year 3The Christian ChurchMary, Our MotherCalled to ChangeEucharistCelebratingBeing a Christian
Year 4The BibleTrust in GodJesus the TeacherJesus the SaviourThe Mission of the ChurchBelonging to the Church
Year 5CreationGod's CovenantsInspirational PeopleReconciliationLife in the Risen JesusOther Faiths
Year 6The Kingdom of GodJusticeJesus the Bread of LifeJesus the Son of GodThe Work of the ApostlesCalled to Serve


You can find out more about our RE curriculum under our 'Learning Tab' or by clicking the link below:


Our Values

We live our life to the full (John 10:10)

We love each other (John 15:12)

We always do our best (Colossians 3:23)

We walk with Jesus (Luke 24:15)

Trust Information

St John’s Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Gregory's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.