Within the love of God our Father, we seek to be a welcoming community, where each person is valued and enabled to grow, where gifts are nurtured, differences treasured and all are cared for… We strive to develop and sustain a sense of God’s presence in our lives and … value all people with their diversity of gifts, cultures and faiths. Extract from St. Adrian’s Mission Statement.
Throughout the school, we follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work, which covers an extensive range of theological studies. As well as learning through weekly RE sessions, this thematic approach enables RE to be taught through other subject areas, thereby providing the children with opportunities to make connections. There are also numerous opportunities for extended writing in RE and to enhance RE learning through Art and Computing.
As well as learning about our own faith, we also believe it is important for children to learn about other World Faiths. This takes place during focused learning weeks, where the theme is launched on the Monday, continues throughout the week in classes and is then concluded with a whole school assembly where each class presents their learning. Every year, the children learn about the faith of Judaism and other faiths, such as Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism are explored on a three year cycle.
A Statement on Religious Education in Catholic Schools – issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales can be found by copying and pasting the link below: http://www.rcdow.org.uk/education/default.asp?library_ref=8&content_ref=827
Further information relating to the Spiritual Life of St. Adrian’s can be found on the link at the top of the page.