Religious Education

Our RE Coordinator is Mrs McNulty

As a Catholic School, Religious Education is provided for all children and makes up 10% of the timetable.

Our RE Curriculum

'The Way, The Truth and The Life'

John 14:5-7

“Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”


In RE at St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary, we follow the ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ syllabus. This scheme of work, whilst covering the essential theological content, gives all our learners a clear understanding of what and why they are being asked to study and how this learning will enrich their lives and the lives of others. Learning about the Catholic faith leads to learning from the Catholic faith.

The centrality of the Mass in the lives of Catholics is present throughout the teaching and learners can explore this together in ways that are appropriate for each age group. The scheme of work presents children with meaningful activities, requiring a wide range of skills, which help to develop their religious understanding and knowledge and encourage their appreciation of Christ’s most wonderful gift to us

‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ is firmly rooted in scripture. It presents Catholicism as a world Church, open to the truth in other religions and it encourages learners to engage with and discuss the big issues in our world today.

The Way the Truth and the Life scheme is implemented from Early years through to year 6. Each year is split into 6 topics, one per half term and is organised to coincide with major events in the liturgical year. Each year group studies a different topic.


Foundation & Key Stage 1

The Way, the Truth & the Life syllabus:

Foundation Stage Year 1 Year 2

F1 God's World KS 1.1 God's great plan KS 2.1 Chosen people

F2 God's family KS 1.2 Mary mother of God KS 2.2 Mysteries

F3 Getting to know Jesus KS 1.3 Families & celebrations KS 2.3 The Good News

F4 Sorrow and joy KS 1.4 Following Jesus KS 2.4 The Mass

F5 New Life KS 1.5 Resurection KS 2.5 Eastertide

F6 Church KS 1.6 Miracles KS 2.6 Birth of the Church

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

3.1 The Christian Church 4.1 The Bible 5.1 Gifts from God 6.1 The Kingdom of God

3.2 Mary our mother 4.2 Trust in God 5.2 The Commandments 6.2 Justice

3.3 called to change 4.3 Jesus the teacher 5.3 Inspirational people 6.3 Jesus the Bread of Life

3.4 Eucharist 4.4 Jesus the Saviour 5.4 Reconcilliation 6.4 Jesus the Son of God

3.5 Celebrating 4.5 The mission of the church 5.5 Life in the risen Jesus 6.5 The work of the Apostles

3.6 Being a christian 4.6 Belonging to the Church 5.6 People of other faiths 6.6 Called to serve