At St Columba’s we give our children the opportunity to grow in God’s love and use Jesus’ teachings to build positive, respectful relationships with others, within our school and the wider community.
We follow ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ programme, as recommended by the Diocese of Leeds, alongside supplementary materials, to encourage our pupils to be actively involved in their learning and to develop curiosity, creativity and independent thought.
We encourage every child to use our school Virtues to live out our mission ‘Every Person is Precious to God.’ Children are to have a valuable role in liturgy, right from the time they first begin to know what I means to pray and respond to God and God’s creation.
At the start of each new topic, our pupils are given a knowledge mat to support their learning throughout the topic. They highlight key knowledge and key vocabularly that the children are expected to learn and understand. Please take a look at our knowledge mats below.
Reception – God’s World Reception – God’s Family
Reception – Getting to Know Jesus
Year 1 – God’s Great Plan Year 1 – Mary Our Mother
Year 1 – Families and Celebrations Year 1 – Following Jesus
Year 2 – Chosen People Year 2 – Miracles
Year 2- The Good News Year 2 – The Mass
Year 3 – The Christian Family Year 3 – Mary, Mother of God
Year 3 – Jesus the Teacher Year 3 – Called to Change
Year 4 – The Bible Year 4 – Trust in God
Year 4 – Celebrating the Mass Year 4 – Jesus, The Saviour
Year 5 – Creation Year 5 – God’s Covenants
Year 5 – Inspirational People Year 5 – Reconciliation
Below is a range of impressive work that has been produced by our children across school.
Religious Education should introduce children to the background and beliefs of people of other faiths so that prejudice and misunderstanding can be overcome from an early age.
At St Columba’s, we give pupils the opportunity to develop an appropriate knowledge, understanding and respect for the religious beliefs of others. Please take a look at our provision map below.