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Isaiah 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children
At the heart of Catholic education is the person of Jesus Christ. The Catholic school provides an educational framework within which our young people can grow in their relationship with Christ in a way that takes account of their individual human development. (Soutwark Diocesan Policy on Religious Education and Collective Worship).
Religious Education enables our children to know and grow in their faith and develop their spirituality. At Regia Coeli the moral, social, spiritual and cultural education is the corner stone of our mission as teachers, Governors, pupils and parents. We have a close partnership with the home and parish to ensure the children grow as committed Christians and followers of the Catholic Church.
The “Come and See” scheme is used throughout the school for the teaching and learning of RE. Through this scheme the children learn about other faiths. Alongside it, ‘A journey in Love’ is used for SRE (Sex and Relationship Education). The Parish priest is always available to guide and support parents, teachers and children.
Through Years 1 & 2 each child’s abilities are developed through Religious Education, the core subjects of literacy, numeracy, science and information and communication technology and the foundation subjects. Key Stage 1 Assessments take place at the end of Year 2.
Throughout the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 years (Reception Year, Yrs 1 & 2) we seek to achieve a balance between mental, physical and artistic development, working within the National Curriculum levels 1 – 3 – with most pupils attaining or exceeding the nationally expected standard for seven year olds – Level 2.
In Early Years and KS1 the phonics scheme used is Letters and Sounds. For reading, the Oxford Reading Tree scheme is followed.