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Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

Religious Education


This term we will be studying the three themes of Domestic Church (Family), Baptism and Confirmation (Belonging) and Advent and Christmas (Loving). Each class will approach the themes through different topics. The children will also spend a week studying Judaism.

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The first theme that we studied was 'Domestic Church'. In Year 1 we looked at families, including God's love and care for every family. The following photograph slideshow shows the sequence of our learning.

The second theme that we studied was 'Baptism/Belonging'. The Year 1 learning outcomes for this unit were to know and understand:

• About belonging to different groups.

• That Baptism is an invitation to belong to God’s family.

The third theme that we studied in Autumn was Advent/Christmas - loving. The Year 1 learning outcomes were to know and understand:

•  About the times that it is necessary to wait and the use of that time.

•  That Advent is a time of waiting to celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas.

We started by making a class advent calendar that contained 2 acts of kindness for each day of Advent. Then we made our own Advent wreaths.


The Spring term started with the theme 'Local Church - Community :Special People'. 

All families who live or worship in a parish are part of the parish family.  As in any family there are people who have special roles within the parish.  On Sunday, in church, we meet people who do special jobs as we gather to celebrate the Good News of Jesus.  There are special people in our lives who are there to help us.

The second topic was Lent/Easter - change.  Lent offers a time to reflect on life and change. This is a time to prepare for Easter. Change is a necessary part of healthy growth.

The third topic was Eucharist - special meals. The parish family gathers for the Eucharist (Mass), Jesus’ special meal. We find strength in gathering for the celebration of the Eucharist and of God’s love in our lives.

Summer 1

The summer term started with the topic - Pentecost. For Christians, Sunday is the special day of the week.  It is the day on which Jesus rose from the dead and is considered to be a day of rest.  Pentecost is a special celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit, through whom the risen life of Jesus is given. In this topic the learning outcomes are to know and understand:

•  Holidays as days to be happy.

•  Pentecost; a holy day – the feast of the Holy Spirit.