Our Catholic Mission
'We do our best by following Jesus’
At Saint Ambrose Religious Education is classed as a core subject and is central to the life of the school, it is a way of life, living and learning through Faith.
We follow the Learning and Growing as the People of God Strategy for all our Religious Education lessons, which is the curriculum strategy for Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The Strategy provides teachers with a range of suggested cross-curricular activities which can be differentiated to suit the learning needs of the children in their class for them to explore the Catholic faith and achieve the learning outcomes. There is a strong emphasis on pupils engaging with and responding to questions of life in the light of religious teaching.
This flexible approach enables teachers to incorporate their own creative teaching ideas into the delivery of the Strategy.
The Strategy is divided into a number of units for each year group, usually 12, which cover four main areas of study:
In each unit, there are additional planned opportunities to pray and time to reflect.
We put a strong emphasis on pupils engaging with and responding to questions of life in the light of religious teaching and our pupils are encouraged to reflect on the wonder and mysteries of God.
Please see our Long Term Plan for 2023 - 2024.
At Saint Ambrose pupils are taught that each person is a unique individual, created in the image and likeness of God to who God has given special gifts to be used for the good of other people.
Each year group is allocated a different religion to study. This is often through a multicultural and multi-faith celebration week, individual lessons on special feast days or a mini-topic week during the year decided by the year group teachers. We also have visited different places of worship and we also have invite special visitors into school to speak about their faith and to encourage our pupils to reflect on what unites us as people of faith.
|Reception||Year One||Year Two||Year Three||Year Four||Year Five||Year Six|
|Roman Catholic, Diwali and Chinese New Year||Church of England||Buddhism||Hinduism||Judaism||Sikhism||Islam|