Religious Education


Religious Education is a core subject which is central to our whole school curriculum design. 


The Religious Education received by the children in St. John Vianney Primary School helps the home in laying the foundations for the formation of a Christian person, as well as instructing the child in the knowledge, skills and understanding of the Catholic faith.


The ‘Come and See’ programme of Religious Education allows children to deepen their own faith with an understanding of the Gospel values in the context of society today.  Children are encouraged to ask questions that deepen their knowledge and understanding of other world faiths, whilst promoting tolerance towards others.


The programme is taught through 3 main areas: Church, Sacrament and Christian Living. In these areas, children will be taught about their family, their local community, the sacraments such as Baptism and Marriage as well as key events in the Christian Church such as Advent, Easter and Pentecost.


Within each topic, the children will follow 3 stages: Explore (discuss their initial responses), Reveal (learn, discuss and understand the topic) and Respond (reflect on and celebrate their learning).


There are also Multi-faith weeks which allow the children to learn about other world faiths.

RE Curriculum
St. John Vianney school follows the recommended 'Come and See' Catholic Primary Education programme.
Advent Term
  • Domestic Church - Family
  • Baptism / Confirmation - Belonging
  • Advent / Christmas - Loving
Lent Term
  • Local Church - Community
  • Eucharist - Relating
  • Lent / Easter - Giving
Pentecost Term
  • Pentecost - Serving
  • Reconciliation - Inter-relating
  • Universal Church - World
Additionally, one week per year is spent studying Judaism and a week each on Islam.
Views of Our School
Please see a sample of all stakeholders' opinion on Religious Education at St. John Vianney Catholic Primary school.