Come and See at SMC
Come and See is a Catholic Primary Religious Education programme for Foundation and Key stages 1 and 2. The programme of study, written by a group of experienced diocesan advisors was introduced across the Federation in September 2012 and has been warmly received by staff and pupils. The child friendly material provided within Come and See allows children to explore the teachings of the Catholic church through the use of age appropriate resources and activities.
Each year group from Foundation 1 to year 6 have their own list of focus topics to consider throughout the academic year. The topic will coincide with the church calendar however, the depth in which the topic is explored is dependent upon the respective age of the child. For example, during Lent, whilst all children will learn about the plight of Christ, our Early Years children will consider the importance of growing and new life; Key Stage 1 children explore the effect of change and opportunities, with Key Stage 2 children considering the importance of self-discipline, sacrifice, death and new life.
At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and Tradition.
Find out more about the Come and See topics here.
At St. Margaret Clitherow Academy, Religious Education is seen and as a special and core subject. Children take great pride in their R.E books and strive to achieve in R.E lessons. As a school, we use a system of "Good, Super and Phenomenal" across the curriculum, including R.E, to support and challenge children in their learning. In R.E lessons, children are given the opportunity to reflect on their work and are supported in evaluating how they can make progress, whatever their starting points. R.E lessons are seen as important, unique and enjoyable by our children, who relish the opportunity to learn about the mystery of faith whilst being given time for reflection, wonder and prayer.