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Teaching of Religious Education

Religious Education Curriculum Directory (RECD)

The Religious Education Curriculum Directory (for 3-19) is to provide guidance for the Religious Education classroom curriculum in Catholic schools. This helps us to ensure that teaching and learning in our school truly reflects the vision and breadth of the teaching of the Church outlined in the Catechism. 

Year 6 filmed used play dough and scripture to retell in their own words how the resurrection of Jesus impacts our lives.

A Song of Miriam

Written by Chloe in 3 Anna



Moses oh Moses you have freed us from the chains,

Moses oh Moses now the Egyptians won’t see us in pain,

Moses oh Moses because of you the Israelites are free,

Moses oh Moses we are all happy can you see,

Moses oh Moses we finally can go and run around,

Moses oh Moses now our frown is upside down.


God has kept his promise now we are so happy,

Now none of us have to weep and weep,

Moses you knew that our slavery was a problem,

Moses we knew you will save us from suffering,

Oh Moses your heart knew the right thing to do.


Brother oh brother you knew the Pharaoh was wrong,

Brother oh brother you’re strong to stand up to the Pharaoh,

Moses oh Moses we all had faith in you,

Yes Moses, yes Moses everything I’m saying is true.

I am so excited to go out and be free,

The reason why: because it is happening finally,

We all know that the voice of God talked to you,

I can’t believe that God told you to sacrifice lamb and use its blood,

But we all know the reason why is to protect us,

Brother did you know I never doubted you?


Moses I was so frightened when the Angel of Death came,

I knew to be strong and trust in God,

I knew it came for the Egyptians not for us,

I was afraid but I knew what to do,

Trust in God, trust in God.


I can’t believe we have escaped from Egypt,

Moses because of you our dream has come true; we have finally escaped,

Brother it is hard to believe and achieve your goals,

But because of you we won’t doubt,

We have climbed mountains and used sticks and now finished our journey.

Learning About Different Religions - Islam

We have been learning about the history and traditions of the Muslim faith. We had two visitors to school who ran workshops about Islam with our Year 6 children and held interactive assemblies with the rest of the school. The children were engaged and realised that there are lots of similarities and differences between our faith and Islam.

Children listened to a prayer from the Quran (القرآن), which was sung, and then designed some Arabic text of their own.

Jake Year 3


Jake Year 3

Wednesday 17th January 2018


L.I – To be able to write to Moses, asking him questions about his life in the role of the Young Pharaoh. (AT1 i)



Mount Sinai


Dear Moses,

I am writing to you to say stop asking me to let your people go because I won’t! Remember when we were kids? Why did you betray me? We could have stayed happy. I am disappointed in you Moses. This burning bush and God you speak about…how did God’s voice come through the burning bush? Wouldn’t the bush just burn up?!

Now that you found out your Hebrew and not an Egyptian you act different. Your people keep on saying “deliver us to the promise land.” What do they mean? You believe in one God but there are many Gods.

How did you feel when your God talked and told you what to do? How did you get powers? I don’t think we can ever be brothers or friends ever again! I’m the Pharaoh, I can tell you what to do! I don’t want to hear anymore from you.



A powerful letter written in the role of the Pharaoh. You have included lots of engaging questions and compared Moses and the Pharaoh..

Does this comparison remind you of any other special people we have been learning about? How?

This reminds me of the Magi and Shepherds because Moses and the Shepherds were believers but the Magi were not.












Year 6 - Sieger Köder

Year 5 - Sieger Köder

During Be Spirited week we analysed ‘The Annunciation of Joseph’ by Sieder Koder. We discussed who was central to the picture and what message is being given. We also paid close attention to the hands as we believed they had a significant importance. As a class, we felt that Mary’s hands were stretched out and open because she was accepting the message of God with a generous heart, as we know she did through the Gospel passage. We then thought about ways in which we hear messages from God and created stained glass windows to represent this.

Year 3 - Be spirited week

Year 3 - Be spirited week 1

Lent to Easter- Year 6