Catholic Life of our school
A family united in God's love,
learning in faith together for a compassionate tomorrow.
We are a welcoming learning community, who worship and celebrate God’s love for us, witnessing this daily, prioritizing the welfare of our children and sharing the word of God.The partnership of our parents is highly valued as we nurture and support our pupils, providing challenges which allow them to strive to reach their potential.
Prayer is an important part of our daily routine and we regularly gather together for worship as a class group, year group, key stage or whole school group each week.
Religious Education is taught within the context of the National curriculum. Whilst all schools make provision for R.E. within the curriculum, in a Catholic school it is treated as a core subject and as a result, we devote 10% curriculum time to this subject. This means that the total time for explicit R.E. teaching at St Catherine's is: 2 hours for KS1 and 2.5 hours for KS2 following the 'God Matters' programme which includes spending time learning about other faiths. Below is an outline of when we will be covering each topic throughout the school year.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”
Gospel value: Humility, seeing life as a gift
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”
Gospel value: Compassion, empathy
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth”
Gospel value: Kindness, gentleness
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied”
Gospel value: Justice, working for a fairer world
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”
Gospel value: Forgiveness, reconciliation
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”
Gospel value: Integrity, do what you say
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God”
Gospel value: Peace, committed to peace making, non-violence
“Blessed are those who are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”
Gospel value: Courage, standing up for truth