St Gregory & St Patrick's

Religious Education


At St Gregory and St. Patrick’s we strive for our children to ‘Achieve Great Things through the Love of God’; at the heart of this is the desire that everyone feels valued and respected as a unique, special and gifted individual. 

We want our children to make the most of every gift they have been given and so provide outstanding Christian education through a curriculum which is rich in content and aspirational in order to allow each individual to fulfil their potential – to achieve ‘their great things’.

As a Catholic school, our core subject is Religious Education; we believe that the teaching and learning within RE is at the heart of our ‘Intent Statement’.  All other curriculum subjects exist around this core.

The outcome of excellent religious education is religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to reflect spiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life


Our Religious Education aims:

To provide a rich, engaging and thorough curriculum which is the basis of knowledge and understanding of the catholic faith;

To enable our children to continually deepen their religious and theological understanding and to have the vocabulary to express this effectively;

To raise our children’s awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities in order to respect and understand them;

To develop the ability of our children to relate their catholic faith to daily life;

To stimulate our children’s imagination and encourage a desire for personal meaning as revealed in the truth of the catholic faith;

To enable our children to relate the knowledge gained through religious education to their understanding of other subjects in the curriculum;

To begin to bring clarity to the relationship between faith and life, and between faith and culture.



Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on the RE Curriculum Directory and the Diocese of Lancaster Curriculum Framework. We currently use the ‘Come and See’ Programme to support us in this but where possible, add our own teaching styles, resources and experiences to ensure that our children maintain the highest levels of enjoyment and appreciation of RE.

RE year overview 2021-2022

 RE Year Overview 2021 - 2022.docxDownload
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Have a look at some of the ways we bring our curriculum to life:

Nursery’s Easter Story 

Knowledge Organisers

Year group knowledge organisers...

Download the relevant document for your child's year group below.

These knowledge organisers will give you information about what your child will be learning about in school. There are key words to try and remember, links to scripture as well as a list of things that your child will learn about by the end of the topic.

This term the topics we follow are;

Reception - 'Friends'

Year 1 - 'Being Sorry' 

Year 2 - 'Rules'


Please find any relevant knowledge organisers for these topics below

 Reception Knowledge Organiser - Friends.docxDownload
 Year 1 Knowledge Organiser - Being Sorry.docxDownload
 Year 2 RE Knowledge Organiser - Rules.docxDownload
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Summer term RE letter 

Religious and specialist vocabulary

 Religious and Specialist Vocab.docxDownload
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