Religious Education

Curriculum – Come and See

 

Year 1

Domestic Church

  • Families - God’s love and care for every family

Baptism/Confirmation

  • Belonging - Baptism: an invitation to belong to God’s family

Advent/Christmas

  • Waiting - Advent: a time to look forward to Christmas

Local Church

  • Special People - People in the parish family

Eucharist

  • Meals - Mass, Jesus’ special meal

Lent/Easter

  • Change - Lent: a time for change

Pentecost

  • Holidays and Holydays - Pentecost: feast of the Holy Spirit

Reconciliation/Anointing of the Sick

  • Being Sorry - God helps us choose well

Universal Church

  • Neighbours - Neighbours share God’s world

Judaism / Islam / Buddhism

  • Abraham & Moses / Stories

 

Year 2

Domestic Church

  • Beginnings - God is present in every beginning

Baptism/Confirmation

  • Signs and Symbols - Signs and symbols in Baptism

Advent/Christmas

  • Preparations - Advent: preparing to celebrate Christmas

Local Church

  • Books - The books used in Church

Eucharist

  • Thanksgiving - Mass, a special time to thank God

Lent/Easter

  • Opportunities - Lent: an opportunity to start anew

Pentecost

  • Spread the Word - Pentecost: a time to spread the Good News

Reconciliation/Anointing of the Sick

  • Rules - Reasons for rules in the Christian family

Universal Church

  • Treasures - God’s treasure; the world

Judaism / Islam / Buddhism

  • Shabbat / Prayer & Home

  

Year 3

Domestic Church

  • Homes - God’s vision for every family

Baptism/Confirmation

  • Promises - Promises made at Baptism

Advent/Christmas

  • Visitors - waiting for the coming of Jesus

Local Church

  • Journeys - Christian family’s journey with Christ

Eucharist

  • Listening & Sharing - Jesus gives himself to us

Lent/Easter

  • Giving All - Lent: remembering Jesus’ total giving

Pentecost

  • Energy - Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Reconciliation/Anointing of the Sick

  • Choices - Importance of examination of conscience

Universal Church

  • Special Places - Holy places for Jesus and the Christian community

Judaism / Islam / Buddhism

  • Synagogue / Places of Worship

 

Year 4

Domestic Church

  • People - The family of God in Scripture

Baptism/Confirmation

  • Called - Confirmation: a call to witness

Advent/Christmas

  • Gift - God’s gift of love and friendship in Jesus

Local Church

  • Community - Life in the local Christian community and ministries in the parish

Eucharist

  • Giving & Receiving - Living in communion

Lent/Easter

  • Self Discipline - Celebrating growth to new life

Pentecost

  • New Life - To hear and live the Easter message

Reconciliation/Anointing of the Sick

  • Building Bridges - Admitting wrong, being reconciled with God and each other

Universal Church

  • God's People - Different saints show people what God is like

Judaism / Islam / Buddhism

  • Torah / Holy Books

 

Year 5

Domestic Church

  • Ourselves - Created in the image and likeness of God

Baptism/Confirmation

  • Life Choices - Marriage, commitment and service

Advent/Christmas

  • Hope - Advent: waiting in the joyful hope for Jesus, the promised one

Local Church

  • Mission - Continuing Jesus’ mission in diocese (ecumenism)

Eucharist

  • Memorial Sacrifice - Eucharist as the living memorial of Christ’s sacrifice

Lent/Easter

  • Sacrifice - Lent:  aligning with the sacrifice made by Jesus

Pentecost

  • Transformation - Celebration of the Spirit’s transforming power

Reconciliation/Anointing of the Sick

  • Freedom & Responsibility - Commandments enable Christians to be free & responsible

Universal Church

  • Stewardship - The Church is called to the stewardship of Creation

Judaism / Islam / Buddhism

  • Passover / Beliefs & Festivals

 

Year 6

Domestic Church

  • Loving - God who never stops loving 

Baptism/Confirmation

  • Vocation and commitment - The vocation of priesthood and religious life

Advent/Christmas

  • Expectations - Jesus born to show God to the world

Local Church

  • Sources - the Bible, the special book for the Church

Eucharist

  • Unity - Eucharist enabling people to live in communion

Lent/Easter

  • Death & new life - Celebrating Jesus’ death & resurrection

Pentecost

  • Witnesses - The Holy Spirit enables people to become witnesses

Reconciliation/Anointing of the Sick

  • Healing - Sacrament of the Sick

Universal Church

  • Common Good - Work of the worldwide Christian family

Judaism / Islam / Buddhism

  • Roah Hashamah, Yom Kippur / Belonging & Values