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Catholic Education at Holy Family

Mission Statement:

With Christ at the centre, we live, love and learn together, reaching out to all.
Together, with Jesus, we can do it!

Our Mission Statement defines all that we hope to achieve as a living Christian community.  We hope that each and every member of our school community feels part of school life.


Religious Education is held in extremely high regard, it is a core curriculum subject with 10% of teaching time dedicated to its high level delivery. We offer a curriculum based upon core Gospel Values. Religious Education is the core subject in the curriculum and influences all that we teach and enables us to develop the whole person. Through religious education teaching and learning we aim to:

  • Provide each child with the opportunity to develop their relationship with God.
  • Promote knowledge and understanding of Catholic faith and life.
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the impact of faith upon our daily lives.
  • Foster attitudes of respect towards all who live in our society.
  • Develop skills linked to the reflection upon and practice of religious belief.

Religious Education is taught according to the syllabus approved by the Archdiocese of Liverpool. It is called ‘Come and See’.

Each term parents receive a newsletter which explains what each class will be studying in RE and any important dates that they need.

If you have any questions about Come and See, please contact your child’s class teacher.

The ‘Come and see’ curriculum offers the opportunity to search, to explore, to discover, and to respond.

The ‘Come and See’ document supports the central belief of Christ being at the centre of all that we do. In each of the terms it addresses 3 key questions to be explored through the teaching and learning in the different topics.

  • Where do I come from? (Autumn term)
  • Who am I? (Spring term)
  • Why am I here? (Summer term)

Across the academic year, the children are involved in studying 9 themes/topics. The themes are explored over a 3-5 week period (depending on the length of term), with time dedicated to exploring the basis of the theme, revealing the meaning of scripture and the Church’s teaching and reflecting on the child’s learning and experiences.  During the year, we also explore the other faith of Judaism for one week.  In addition, another religion is also studied for one week. The other religions covered over a 3 year cycle are Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism.

There are three different types of themes within the programme, which are covered once per term. They are:

  • Church themes
  • Sacramental themes
  • Christian Living themes

Collective Worship:

We believe that Christian worship in a Catholic school names and celebrates God’s presence in our lives. It is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God. It is our loving response, in word and action, to God’s invitation to enter into relationship, made possible through the work of Jesus Christ and the witness of the Holy Spirit.  It contributes greatly to our spiritual and moral development. Collective Worship takes place at different times of the day in different classes.  Every class has a timetabled session.  These timetables are reviewed on an annual basis

Reaching Out to All:

Throughout every aspect of RE we aim to involve all stakeholders in prayer, worship and liturgical celebrations. From Reception through to Y6, parents and carers are invited to assemblies in school, which celebrate the work completed by the children in their Come and See lessons. Further invitations to collective worships and masses are offered throughout the year.

Supporting others in need:

We actively encourage children to support those who are vulnerable and in that way we are displaying the core gospel values taught by Jesus. Throughout the year we support

  • Nugent Care
  • Children in Need
  • Cafod
  • Mission Together
  • RNLI
  • MacMillan Coffee event
  • The Food Bank
  • The British Heart Foundation
  • Refugee Appeal
  • Supporting dementia in the community
  • Meet your Muslim neighbour
  • Claire House

The Food Bank:

The School Council actively promote the Knowsley Food Bank at key parts of the year. If you have any non perishable good that you are able to donate please send them into school. Suggested items include UHT or powdered milk, sugar, rice, pasta, pasta sauces, biscuits, cereal, tea bags, instant coffee, and tinned meat, fish, soup, fruit and vegetables.

With You Always:

For Baptised children who wish to, they can receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, and Holy Communion from Year 4 onwards. Within the programme of sacramental preparation emphasis is placed on the shared responsibility between home, school and Parish. 

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