Aim of Religious Education:
At Blessed Sacrament, the aim of teaching quality Religious Education within the classroom and wider school setting is to open pupils up to the mystery of God’s work. Our staff strive to develop religiously literate children who are able to think spiritually, ethically and theologically. We encourage children to look at the world around them with a deep sense of awe and wonder at all of God’s creation. Pupils are taught to value and respect people from all backgrounds and to understand that we have a responsibility to care for God's world and all those within it.
RE in the Curriculum:
10% of the teaching timetable is dedicated to Religious Education. Please see the curriculum map and termly leaflets below for more information on what the children are learning and how you can support them. We follow the Dr Margaret Carswell Framework Model to deliver the RE curriculum and it is taught in a three year cycle, which links to the liturgical year. The content of this model offers a systematic programme of study which comprehensively covers all the strands and requirements of the Curriculum Directory. Each topic plan sets out the areas taught from Revelation, Church, Celebration and Life in Christ ensuring progression and depth of provision.
The Religious Education Curriculum Directory (3-19) is to provide guidance for the Religious Education classroom curriculum in Catholic schools. This helps to ensure that teaching and learning at Blessed Sacrament reflects the vision and breadth of the teaching of the Church outlined in the Catechism. More information can be found by following the link below:
Religious Life of the School:
As a Catholic school it is important that children are given the opportunity to live out their faith. Pupils take part in daily Collective Worship. Parents are invited to attend on Fridays, when classes are given an opportunity to lead worship and share their learning. Throughout the school year a number of services and masses are planned to celebrate or recognise particular feast days and liturgical seasons. We are always delighted to have parents and friends of Blessed Sacrament attend such occasions.
Blessed Sacrament is also a school of love and hope. We believe that a Catholic education develops the full potential of all young people, leading to their life-long activities being guided by the Spirit and presence of Christ, in the service of God and of others. It is a unique journey through education as it puts all learning and teaching in a Catholic moral context ultimately both challenging and supporting young people to develop in mind, body and spirit. The role of a Catholic school is to help everyone in the school community to discover the true value and dignity of each and every human being. The school focuses on the education of the whole child. It is centred on Gospel values and reflecting on the teaching of the Catholic Church. Hence, the formation of each person is regarded as being as important as the information which is transmitted through the teaching offered.
After an intense application process, we would like to introduce you to our Pupil Chaplaincy Team for this academic year. This is a much-coveted role within the school; the team members are seen as role models for other pupils and are highly regarded by our school community.
How You Can Help:
As the first educators of your children, it is important that your children see you taking part in religious life. By attending Mass regularly with your children and supporting them in their school work, we can work together to provide a spiritually rich environment which enables your children to grow in the light and love of God.