As a Catholic school, Religion is seen as the core of the core curriculum. We believe religious education is not limited to Religion lessons, but permeates everything that we do.
The children experience the revelation of each topic explored in more detail through looking at scripture readings in the Bible and responding by sharing in worships and liturgies linked to the topic. Throughout the school the children are taught about other faiths and there is a whole school focus on Judaism.
Religion lessons at St James's are engaging and creative. Teachers plan a variety of lessons including drama, art, group work and discussion to support children as they develop their understanding of Religion, and their learning from Religion.
RE Curriculum Directory
Put Out Into The Deep – Patron Saint
Saints and feast days
Belonging/Baptism / Community
Advent and Christmas
Holy Week and Easter
Easter to Pentecost
Living the Mass (Common Good)
How is Religion Assessed?
Religion is assessed using the Age Related Standards Document. These are outlined as concepts on the concept cards in each child's book. When a Concept is not achieved, the teacher will highlight the concept. When concepts are not achieved, review tasks and teacher support are put in place to address any misconceptions.
Children are assessed throughout the year in line with other core subjects. Teacher use their knowledge of each child, work in books and understanding shown in lessons to assess if a child is working at the expected standard for their age.