'THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE'
“Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
The Way, the Truth and the Life is the RE scheme used at Ss Peter and Paul’s Catholic Primary School. We aim to create an environment where children are taught by example to grow as happy, responsible, independent, creative and adaptable young people, showing tolerance among themselves and towards others. As a Catholic school, we seek to develop an ethos whereby the spiritual, moral, social and cultural needs of all within the school community are supported.
‘The Way, the Truth and The Life’ is firmly rooted in scripture. It presents Catholicism as a world Church, open to the truth in other religions and it encourages learners to engage with and discuss the big issues in our world today.
The centrality of the Mass in the lives of Catholics is present throughout the teaching and learners can explore this together in ways that are appropriate for each age group. The scheme of work presents children with meaningful activities, requiring a wide range of skills, which help to develop their religious understanding and knowledge and encourage their appreciation of Christ’s most wonderful gift to us.
The Way, the Truth and the Life scheme is implemented from Early years through to Year 6. Each year is split into 6 topics, one per half term and is organised to coincide with major events in the liturgical year. Each year group studies a different topic.
Each half term we produce a newsletter to let parents know what we will be learning in Religious Education. This can be found on the Faith Life section under RE Newsletters.