We use Come and See as a scheme of work for teaching Religious Education (RE). Come and See is a Catholic Primary Religious Education programme for Early Years, Key stages 1 and 2 that is recommended by Salford Diocese.
The child friendly material provided within Come and See allows children to explore the teachings of the Catholic Church through the use of age appropriate resources and activities.
Each year group from Nursery to year 6 have their own list of focus topics to consider throughout the academic year. The topics will coincide with the Church’s calendar, however the depth in which the topics are explored is dependent upon the respective age of the children. For example, during Lent, whilst all children will learn about the plight of Christ, our Early Years children will consider the importance of growing and new life; Key Stage 1 children explore the effect of change and opportunities, with Key Stage 2 children considering the importance of self-discipline, sacrifice, death and new life.
At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through scripture and tradition.
We are an inclusive school and promote the British value of mutual respect for other faiths. Each year, the children learn about Judaism and one other world faith i.e. Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism and Budhism.
We also promote catholic social teaching using Caritas in Action. This flexible scheme is based around seven themes of social teaching and provides extensive opportunities related to the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) aspects of the curriculum as well as links to the PSHE and citizenship curriculum.
The Come and See Topic overview is available to download here.