At St Alban's we strive to embody Jesus' words of
'Love one another as I have loved you' in all that we do.
The Way, the Truth & the Life at St Alban's
“Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
Here at St Alban's we follow ' The Way, the Truth and the Life' syllabus.
The ‘Way, the Truth and the Life’ is the RE scheme recommended by the Shrewsbury Diocese. It is firmly rooted in scripture and presents Catholicism as a world Church, open to the truth in other religions and it encourages learners to engage with and discuss the big issues in our world today.
The centrality of the Mass in the lives of Catholics is present throughout the teaching and learners can explore this together in ways that are appropriate for each age group. The scheme of work presents children with meaningful activities, requiring a wide range of skills, which help to develop their religious understanding and knowledge and encourage their appreciation of Christ’s most wonderful gift to us.
We are currently waiting for the release of the New Curriculum Directory for Religious Education and will share this with you as soon as we can. In the meantime, we continue to use The Way, The Truth and The Life scheme to support learning in RE.
The Way the Truth and the Life scheme is implemented from Early years through to Year 6. Each year is split into 6 topics, one per half term and is organised to coincide with major events in the liturgical year. Each year group studies a different topic.
RE LONG TERM OVERVIEW
Other faiths are addressed as a consequence of, and in the context of, Catholic teaching. Catholic teaching about the action of God in the world requires an informed and respectful approach to other faiths. By a study of the action of God in these faiths Catholics can come to a deeper appreciation of the revelation of God in Christ. Catholics can also learn from the practices of other faiths (e.g. patterns of prayer, fasting, pilgrimages etc. cf. GDC para. 200).