Come and See
A Catholic Primary Religious Education programme for Foundation and Key Stages 1 and 2 published in July 2012.
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
|Autumn Term:||Domestic Church (family) Family|
|Spring Term:||Local Church (parish & diocese) Community|
|Summer Term:||Universal Church (worldwide community) World|
|Autumn Term:||Baptism, Confirmation, Ordination Belonging|
|Spring Term:||Eucharist Relating|
|Summer Term:||Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick Inter-relating|
|Autumn Term:||Advent, Christmas, Loving|
|Spring Term:||Lent, Easter, Giving|
|Summer Term:||Pentecost, Serving|
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.
- Within Explore –children begin to look at and focus on the experience with their own lives – concerning themselves, their relationships and the world. (This usual takes one week to complete)
- Within Reveal – The heart of the process where knowledge and understanding of the catholic Faith is revealed through the Word, in Scripture, Tradition, doctrine, prayers, rites and Christian living. (This usual takes two weeks to complete)
- Within Respond –this is where the learning is assimilated celebrated and responded to in daily life. (This usual takes one week to complete)