“WE do our best by following Jesus’
Religious Education at St Ambrose’s is central to the life of the school, it is a way of life, living and learning through Faith. RE is a core subject and is taught through the four areas of study: Revelation, Church, Celebration and Life in Christ. The beliefs and values studied in RE inspire and draw together every aspect of the life of our school. To adhere to requirements set at the Bishops Conference, 10% of teaching time is devoted to RE. R.E. is taught as a discrete subject but can also be part of cross curricular work.
A Weekly assembly covers the Sunday Gospel and half termly assemblies recognise pupils who have demonstrated the Catholic Pupil Profile of values and virtues. Weekly ‘Shining Lights’ assemblies celebrate the achievements of our pupils. One class a week attends the Parish Mass as well as whole school masses at the start and end of each term and for special Feast days. Each key stage celebrates a weekly Collective Worship Liturgy together.
Y6 Liturgy Leaders support pupils across the school to lead prayer in class and during key stage assemblies. They also work with the RE coordinator to promote prayer in school.
Love and Relationships
Annually all year groups complete a unit on ‘Love and Relationships’ during RE lessons. As well as being taught within the Diocesan Curriculum Strategy for RE, ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’, the McCrimmons developmental programme ‘A journey in Love’ will provide the main strategies and units of coverage for each year group. Within EYFS pupils learn about how we are all unique and loved by God, Key Stage 1 pupils learn about family and community, Lower Key Stage 2 pupils focus on the social, emotional and physical changes we experience as we grow up, and Upper Key Stage 2 begin to explore how we change and develop during puberty and how this effects our relationships with other. Upper Key Stage 2 also follow the ‘All that I am ‘ programme.