At Star of the Sea, Christ is always at the centre of our children’s education. Throughout the school day the Gospel values are promoted as an integral part of our school life. Religious Education is a core subject, and the Bishops require 10% of the taught time for religious education. This means, 2 hours 15 minutes at Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and 2 hours 30 minutes at Key Stage 2. This is clearly indicated on our class timetables. Time allocation is distributed appropriately across the timetable to ensure quality time is given for effective teaching and learning throughout the week.
The Come and See programme has been developed to respond to the needs of children today in their faith journey, to enable them to grow in their religious literacy and understanding in a way that is coherent with current educational principles.
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.