We are a Catholic school and we are committed to the Catholic Faith, recognising and valuing every individual as special and unique in the image and likeness of God.
Religious Education at Holy Family respects and promotes each child’s innate capacity for wonder, awe, reverence and spirituality. Our Religious Education curriculum leads our children to aspire not to have more, but to be more; children are taught about God’s love; they learn about their Christian responsibilities; children are provided with experiences of church, Catholic and Christian traditions, as well as being taught to be respectful and understanding of people and traditions from other faith backgrounds.
At Holy Family we follow the ‘Come and See’ Religious Education Programme in line with guidance from the Southwark Archdiocese. This programme is followed throughout school from EYFS through to Year 6.
This programme provides:
The programme explores the religious dimensions of questions about life, dignity and purpose within the Catholic tradition. Links are made with the children's own experience and with universal experience. It will raise questions and provides material for reflection by the children on their own experiences. It will enable them to explore the beliefs, values and way of life of the Catholic tradition and where appropriate other faith traditions.
Through Religious Education at Holy Family:
We enjoy it when father Desmond comes and visits our classes
Here are some of the amazing things we have been covering this year.
Year 6 led us with a lovely Liturgy to start the school year.
Year 5 then led our Harvest Festival.
Thank you to all the families who sent in contributions for the Food Bank, it was gratefully received.
Year 4 have led our All Saints Day Mass
Which was celebrated by Father Liam from St Francis Parish. Members of the Parish joined us for this Mass.
We have a new display in the school hall which we will be adding to as the Church Year progresses, for example All Saints, Advent and Christmas will be added to the signposts as these events occur.
We look forward to seeing this display change through the year.
Our journey so far!
In Year 1, the children have started their new topic of Belonging.
They are understanding how we belong in our classrooms and how we can make new children feel like they belong.
We have looked at the story of Jesus with the Children and how he is showing that children belong to Jesus and he will not turn anyone away. Everyone belongs to God and is loved by God.