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Religious Education: The Curriculum

We believe that R.E. embraces both your child’s life and the life of the school. Through our R.E. programme we provide daily opportunities for your child to explore through different mediums, for example: scripture, worship, singing, art, poetry and music. These are all ways of enhancing our Christian community.

Our school policy aims to foster the religious growth and development of children during their time with us. This is achieved through a partnership with home and parish. This aim is reflected in our Mission Statement.

We follow ‘The Way, the Truth and the Life’ RE programme a scheme based on the teachings of the Catholic church and supplement this with Westminster Diocese’s guidance. Within our RE programme the children are also taught about aspects of other faiths.

The Parish, supported by the school, undertakes preparation for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.


Since September 2021 St Mary and St Michael Primary School adopted the programme, Life to the Full, by Ten Ten Resources. Ten Ten is an award-winning Catholic educational organisation that is well-respected and very experienced in this field of work.

Furthermore, Ten Ten have entered into a partnership with the Catholic Education Service and the Department for Education to provide training for teachers in Catholic schools on the subject of the new statutory curriculum. Therefore, we are confident that this programme is a very good fit for our school.

Through their programme, Ten Ten understand the foundational role that parents and carers have in educating and nurturing their children on these matters. Within the programme, they have built in resources which will not only keep you informed about what is being taught in school, but will also give you the opportunity to engage your children in discussion, activity and prayer.

Ten Ten also provide an Online Parent Portal which is a tool parents and carers can use throughout the year to keep you informed and updated about the work we are doing in school.

Online Parent Portal

School login: mary-michael-e1
School password: river-deep-85

Life to the Full Curriculum Overview

Parent consultation information booklet

Parent portal information booklet

Consultation letter to parents Ten Ten June 2021

RE Newsletters

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1 

Judaism Workshop

On Thursday 16th November, Leonard Silver visited the school for a Judaism Workshop. Leonard told the children all about his faith and how Jewish people worship. The workshop was engaging and delivered through a vibrant blend of storytelling and interaction that explained Jewish culture and traditions.

Year 3 Baptism

Year 3, visited the Church to talk to Father Willie about Baptism. Father Willie explained each step of the Sacrament of Baptism to the class and even baptised a doll to show the steps.

Year 3 also created art work based on Jesus’ baptism.