Religious Education

"Open our minds to discover new things about you and the world." - Sacred Heart Mission Prayer

Religious Education

Religious Education takes place in whole school situations like Collective Worship and it is also taught as a specific subject.

In the teaching of Religious Education we journey together as a school community, staff, children, parents and governors as we make our own faith journey. We do this in partnership with the home, the school and the parish.

The ultimate aim of Religious Education, in our Diocesan schools, is to situate Christ at the centre of all that we do. Jesus Christ is the absolute revelation of God. Through the Holy Spirit each of us, in the Communion of Christ’s Church, has the means to know and to love God, our Father, by knowing and loving his Son, Jesus Christ.

Our Mission Prayer

Prayer and worship are central to the life of the school. We aim to build a strong Catholic Christian ethos within the school and develop the spiritual and moral dimensions of the children.

Our Mission Prayer is at the heart of everything we do at Sacred Heart. We begin our school day with the School Mission Prayer, which teaches us how to follow in Jesus' footsteps in our words and actions. We aim to 'open our hearts' to love others as Jesus loves us and how to 'open our eyes' to see the needs of those around us.

Children from Nursery to year 6 know the Mission Prayer and we say it together whenever we are joined for Collective Worship.

Say our School Mission Prayer with some of the Teachers at Sacred Heart. We recorded this during lockdown in April 2020.

How do we teach Religious Education ?

In addition to Collective Worships and learning about Christ through the Catholic ethos of the school, children have two Religious Education lessons per week in class. We use the scheme The Way, The Truth and The Life from Foundation Stage to Year 6 as a basis for our teaching which uses the Gospel stories to teach children about the life and lessons of Jesus.

We use role play, written tasks, music and art to ensure the children enjoy and are passionate about their RE lessons. Children are given the opportunity to develop their own faith and are encouraged to ask questions.

We are proud to welcome children from many different countries, backgrounds and faiths within Our School. All children need to be able to explore their own identity (UNICEF Article 8) and understand that God came to save us all. We celebrate other World Religions throughout the year and have special RE focus weeks twice a year at school.

RE at Sacred Heart

We are children of the Sacred Heart

We believe that all children at our school are Children of the Sacred Heart. They are passionate about learning, caring to all and advocates for what they believe.

St Madeleine Sophie Barat who founded the Society of the Sacred Heart said 'your example, more than your words will be an eloquent lesson to the world' and we believe we inspire our children to become champions of hope and faith in their future lives.

We say the 'Child of the Sacred Heart' Prayer together at school.

We celebrate the Feast Days of the founding sisters; Madeleine Sophie, Janet Stuart, Mabel Digby and Philippine Duchesne and children learn about these incredible women who helped shape The Society.