Come & See Scheme of Work
Come and See is an invitation to exploration and a promise of life for everyone.
What does the Come and See offer?
Come and See offers the opportunity to search, to explore, to discover and to respond; this is part of what it is to be human.
Teaching and Learning with Religious Education at St Paulinus
The teaching of Religious Education at St Paulinus is governed by the following principles:
To offer children a real sense of worth by belonging to a caring community and the commitment to this community as well as developing an awareness of the demands of religious commitment.
Outcome of Religious Education
As a school we endeavour to attain the following:
‘The outcome of excellent religious education is religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to reflect spiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life'
Religious Education Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools 2001
All our children are included regardless of their age and ability. The ‘Come and See’ programmes supports and enables the faith experience of all children because it starts with their real life experience and leads them to reflect upon and consider the Christian message in all its richness in that experience.
We are following the teachings and indeed the actions of Our Lord. When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well he spoke about first about the need for water, as he asked for a drink. This enabled him to tell her about the living water – which is himself (John 4:5-42).
Themes and topics across the school
The Come and See programme is developed through three themes based on the four constitutions of the second Vatican council, Revelation, Church, Christian living and Sacraments.
Each of the four constitutions are gradually explored each time in greater depth. The catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the human search for meaning, God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us and our response to faith. This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic, opened up through: Explore, Reveal and Respond.