Religious Education





Year of Mercy Notes for Teachers

School chaplaincy planning for Summer 2016


Genesis 2:15 "Humans are commanded to care for God's creation."

At St Charles RC we care for God's creation by looking after our class pets.  Each class has a different pet that we love and care for.

  • Nursery - Rabbit, Snowball
  • Reception - Marine Fish, Nemo and Dory and friends
  • Year 1 - Birds, Cheep and Chirp
  • Year 2 - Mice, Sausage
  • Year 3 - Gecko, Luna
  • Year 4 - Hedgehog, Olaf
  • Year 5 - Gerbils, Explosive, Twister and Dancer
  • Year 6 - Tortoise, Bob

At St Charles RC every child and adult is offered the sense of belonging. They are given many opportunities to grow towards the person God wishes then to be. The school gives many opportunities for parents to accompany their children on their journey of faith.

Spirituality, including the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation lie at the heart of our authentic Catholic community. Mindfulness and meditation further supports the spiritual journey of children and adults.

The school successfully uses the children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning to open up and explore the big questions of life. Children are nurtured and supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. In times of vulnerability they receive outstanding pastoral care. Child protection procedures are clear, known and effective.

The children are given many opportunities for outreach and generosity of spirit towards each other and those less fortunate locally, nationally and internationally.

Catholic leadership is strong across the governing body and internal leadership. Curriculum Religious Education is very well led and managed. Staff are proud to be beacons of faith to children. Significant resources are given to the development of the catholic life of the school and Religious Education.

Listening to the Word of God, sharing and experiencing catholic traditions, the role of pupil chaplains, and, developing Caritas in action are key experiences across the school.

As a result of the above, by the time they leave St Charles:

  • children have a sense of God as real;
  • a sense of love and responsibility for their neighbour;
  • a desire to be part of and worship within a catholic community;
  • and, to be a witness to Christ and his Church.


St Charles RC Home school agreement 2016-17

RE Policy 2016-17

EPR Policy 2016-17

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