ST. JOSEPH'S

CATHOLIC PRIMARY AND NURSERY SCHOOL

'LEARNING TO LOVE,  LOVING TO LEARN'

info@stjosephsrc.wandsworth.sch.uk       020 8874 1888

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Religious Education Curriculum

  • This subject is given upmost importance along with the other core curriculum subjects
  • 2.5 hours of RE is taught in each class every week, 1 hour in foundation stage.
  • The RE scheme used across the school is 'The Way the Truth and the Life', published by Redemptorist publication and used by nearly all Catholic Schools in Wandsworth

 

 

ASSEMBLIES

  • Monday: Whole School Praise and Celebration assembly
  • Tuesday: Hymn practice for KS1 and KS2.
  • Wednesday: The Wednesday Word Assembly
  • Thursday: Class prayer and reflection based on The Wednesday Word
  • Friday: Class assemblies, 12 June Yr3, 19 June Reception, 26 June mass/Yr2 to read, 3 July Yr1 & 2 singing project assembly, 10 July Yr4 and 17 July Yr6 leavers assembly and graduation.

 

 

ROSARY IN MAY AND OCTOBER

During May and October children and parents are given the opportunity to pray a decade of the rosary in the mornings at 9.00am.

 

All involved felt it was a quiet and prayerful time, a wonderful start to the day.

 

  • Click here for year 2 class assembly on May is the month of Mary. May is the month of Mary
  • PRAYER LIFE IN SCHOOL
  • During October and May children are given the opportunity to pray a decade of the rosary as a school family every morning at 9.00am in the hall
  • Grace before meals is said in all classes
  • Prayers at the end of the day are said.

 

Morning prayer

Good morning dear father I give you this day all that I think and do and say I want to join in with all that is done by Jesus christ my dearest son.   Amen

 

Grace before meals

Bless us O lord as we sit together, Bless the food that we eat today,Bless the hands that made the food, Bless us O lord.  Amen

 

End of day prayer

At the end of the day let us knee and say, Thank you Lord for our work and play, I'll try to be good  I know that I should, thats my prayer at the end of the day.

 

School Hymn - Saint Joseph, God has chosen you

 

1.Saint Joseph, God has chosen you, to keep his Church from harm.  So hold the church as once you held the Christ child on your arm.

 

2.Saint Joseph, God has given you all workers for your own.  Teach them to do the best they can with steel and wood and stone.

 

3.Saint Joseph, when you pray for me, pray to the Three-in-one, but talk in human words with him who let you call him son.

 

MASSES

  • School Masses take place at the beginning and end of every academic year and on Feast days if they occur during the week.
  • On Holy Days of Obligation we celebrate Mass at St Thomas a Becket Church.
  • You will find more information about St Thomas's on www.stthomasabecketchurch.co.uk
  • We have recently started having a Corpus Christi Procession in June around the playground.

 

 

HOMEWORK

  • RE Homework is given based on the topic they are covering.

 

 

We have been learning about Pentecost and that the Holy Spirit is within us when our soul is in a state of grace. We have learnt a prayer to the Holy Spirit.

 

O Come Holy Spirit

 

Fill the hearts of your faithful

 

And enkindle in them the fire of your love

 

Send forth your Spirit

 

And they shall be created.

 

Amen

 

 

THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE: NEW RE SCHEME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS PRAYER BOOKS

Each class has a prayer book which goes home every night with a different child. This encourages the link between home and school. In our school community we think it is important to pray together. The children read out their prayers every Monday morning in assembly.

 

 

 

 TEACHING OTHER FAITHS

  • We are a Faith school and our teaching in RE lessons follows the teaching of the Catholic Church.
  • As Catholics we respect other faiths but we don't 'confuse' them with our own.
  • For this reason other faiths are not taught until Key stage 2.
  • In KS1 the foundations are put in place. Knowledge of the Gospel, practice and tradition of the Catholic Faith.
  • With this in place they can respect the truth and goodness in other faiths. As a reminder the breakdown according to the Way the Truth and the Life is as follows:

 

 

YEAR 3 - Judaism (Yom Kippur, Sabbath)

 

YEAR 4 - Jewish scriptures, the temple and synagogues, other Christians; Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists, Evangelicals.

 

YEAR 5 - Ten Commandments (from Jewish times) Islam

 

YEAR 6 - Gandhi, Prophets Muhammad, Passover

 

There are many more religions but we need to limit what we teach as first and foremost we are here to teach the Catholic faith well.

 

TEACHING VALUES

 

Follow the link to experience how we teach values at St. Joseph's Values at St. Josephs and sporting and gospel values.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

ADDRESS

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

90 Oakhill Road

SW15 2QD

 

Tel: 020 8874 1888

email: info@stjosephsrc.wandsworth.sch.uk

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