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RE Curriculum

Religious Education is central to everything we do in school. Through Religious Education, pupils study the Catholic tradition and come to an appropriate knowledge and understanding of the different religious dimensions of life. They are given the opportunity to examine their own religious attitudes and to respect the convictions of others. We teach tolerance and respect for other religions, traditions and cultures.

The curriculum planning wheels are used throughout the school and supported by materials such as CAFOD, “The Way, The Truth and The Life” and "We Believe" to ensure that we meet the needs of our children. All classes follow the Religious Education Curriculum Directory and time spent on this area of the curriculum varies from 2 to 2.5 hours per week.

Religious Education is further enhanced and given expression through the liturgical life of the church by attendance and active participation in the Mass and the sacraments through the observance of religious services and festivals.


At Holy Family Catholic Primary School we are inspired by Jesus to be the very best we can be. We look after one another and show respect and love through our relationships with one another. We use the term Human Relationships and Sex Education (HRSE) as we believe that relationship education is about all aspects of developing a fulfilled and happy life.

We encourage children from the earliest age to recognise that they are all children of God and that each person shares a God given dignity. As children mature, we encourage them to follow the example of Jesus and live their life inspired by the Gospel virtues, enabling them to follow His commandment to “Love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:31). This is the basis for all relationships in our school where we model Christian Virtues and seek to find love in all things in line with our school mission statement. We follow the guidance of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and ‘Fit for Mission? Schools’.


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