At St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, we put Jesus at the centre of all that we do. God’s love is the foundation of our school, we aim to support the children within our community with the necessary tools to live out the values directed by God. We aim to guide children through Christ, to respect others and become moral citizens of our community. This is embodied within our school core values (Love, Trust, Teamwork and Ambition), Gospel values and teachings of Jesus Christ. We aim to provide a loving environment in which children can grow in the knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith, but more importantly, to develop their own personal relationship with God.
The Diocese approved scheme ‘Come and See’ scheme is used throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6. The programme is made up of a unit on a particular theme, taught across the school, each half term. Each topic follows the same steps of: Explore, Reveal and Respond
Explore- An introduction to the topic, where children’s life experiences are explored, the question(s) it raises are wondered at, shared and their significance is reflected upon.
Reveal- An opportunity for children to gain knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith. This is revealed using different mediums including: Scripture, Traditions, Prayers, Rites and Christian living
Respond- Learning is fully understood assimilated, celebrated and responded to in daily life
At St. Teresa’s, we ensure that we study other world faiths, while encouraging the development of learning about other cultures, beliefs and traditions. We celebrate and embrace differences and have an understanding and mutual respect for other religions, showing our love for our neighbours within our society.
Relationship and Sex Education
‘A journey in love’ is a Southwark diocesan recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Relationship and Sex Education. It has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports the Religious Education, PSHE and Science Curriculum taught at St. Teresa’s. The programme aims is to support children and parents in Catholic schools to enable the holistic growth of children.
Areas of Study
Nursery- Wonder at God’s Love
Reception- God loves each of us in our uniqueness
Year One – We meet God’s love in our family
Year Two- We meet God’s love in the community
Year Three- How we live in love
Year Four- God loves us in our differences
Year Five Gods loves me in my changing and development
Year Six- The wonder of God’s love in creating new life
In the Summer Term, meetings are held with parents to review the content and discuss any concerns or questions that parents may have.