How we teach RE at St Mary's
Key Content and strands for Resources (3 year cycle) from September 2023
British Values and our Catholic Ethos September 2023
Catholic Social Teaching St Mary's September 2023
Collective Worship Policy 2023
The Curriculum Directory (July 2023)
Guidance on Prayer 2023
RE Assessment 2023
RE Guidelines 2023
RE Key Learning and Teaching at St Mary's October 2023
Spiritual and Moral Development 2023
RE Prayer List
RED (To Know You More Clearly)
Statement on Religious Education in Catholic Schools
Religious Education in Catholic Schools
Have a look at our School Prayers:
The Angelus Prayer
The Angelus PowerPoint
Year of St. Joseph
(8th December 2020 - 8thDecember 2021)
With the Apostolic Letter ‘Patris Corde’ (‘With a Father’s Heart’), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.
To mark the occasion, the Holy Father proclaimed a ‘Year of Saint Joseph’ from 8th December 2020, to 8th December 2021.
Patris Corde - The Holy See
Pope Francis Proclaims 'Year Of St Joseph'
Prayers to St Joseph
St Joseph Assembly PowerPoint
St Joseph Assembly Notes
Church Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of St Joseph
St Joseph in Art
Novena- A Journey with St Joseph
'With A Father's Love' (Faith Sharing Autumn 2021)
GOD WHO SPEAKS The Year of the Word 2020-2021
Missionary Month 'Baptised and Sent'.
The Year of the Word Assembly
What is 'Verbum Domini'
The Year of the Word The God Who Speaks Information September 2019
How to do Lectio Divina
Official Prayers for the Year of the Word
Catholics and The Bible
Read St Matthew's Gospel Day by Day
The Catholic Guide to Ordinary Time
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
‘Fratelli Tutti’ - Pope Francis' Social Encyclical (October 2020)
Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.
About Fratelli Tutti
Sunday 23rd January 2022
I hereby declare that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God. This Sunday of the Word of God will thus be a fitting part of that time of the year when we are encouraged to strengthen our bonds with the Jewish people and to pray for Christian unity. This is more than a temporal coincidence: the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God has ecumenical value, since the Scriptures point out, for those who listen, the path to authentic and firm unity.
The various communities will find their own ways to mark this Sunday with a certain solemnity. It is important, however, that in the Eucharistic celebration the sacred text be enthroned, in order to focus the attention of the assembly on the normative value of God’s word.
(Pope Francis, Aperuit Illis, 3)
Quotation from Pope Francis
Top Bible Translations (from God who speaks website)
Blessing of Bibles 2022
Sunday of the Word of God (The Pontifical Council)
Sunday The Word of God Powerpoint
Enthronement of the Bible in the Family Home
Click on the link below to listen to and watch a podcast which features Cardinal Vincent Nichols encouraging a love of Scriptures and Bible storytelling as well as sharing his favourite Bible story.
Mark 10 Mission
The Mark 10 Mission, in partnership with The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, is a brand new project for Catholic primary schools in England and Wales.
What does The Mark 10 Mission involve?
Each episode of The Mark 10 Mission is made up of 5 key elements:
Welcome from a host
The reading of the Sunday Gospel
A reflection unpacking the Scripture
A time of guided prayer
A song of worship
The Mark 10 Mission
Redemptorist Publications is pleased to introduce Celebrate: an initiative designed to help children grow in their faith.
Each week they will provide a Children’s Liturgy in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading, a reflection and a final prayer.
Fun, engaging and practical worksheets/resources will also be provided to help children continue to practise their faith.
Our Manna Assembly 30th September
We had an assembly from the Manna Day Centre who provided us with lots of information about why we are currently collecting for this charity. We found out how many people we would be helping and how we could hlp to make such a positive change.
Click here for the assembly which we listened to!
Our Lenten NSPCC Assembly and Workshops
OUR LEPRA ASSEMBLY
Please have a look at the following links to the Rosary guide and information:
Carlo Acutis is on the way to becoming a Saint!
(He was born on 3rd May 1991, in Fulham, London)
“To always be close to Jesus, that is my life plan.”
Please click here if you wish to access the reflection directly from YouTube.
John Henry Newman Feast Day: 9th October
“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons,” Blessed John Henry Newman wrote.
The Fatima Anniversary
The Story of Fatima
The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared six times to three shepherd children ("The Three Seers") near the town of Fatima, Portugal between May 13 and October 13, 1917. Appearing to the children, the Blessed Virgin told them that She had been sent by God with a message for every man, woman and child living in our century. Coming at a time when civilization was torn asunder by war and bloody violence, She promised that Heaven would grant peace to all the world if Her requests for prayer, reparation and consecration were heard and obeyed.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Pentecost
"In the video, I speak about the importance of our life and faith, expressed in the prayer and actions of the Church. I stress that our churches are open. More importantly, I highlight the coming season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, as the ideal time to become part of the journey through the life of our Catholic family, in the company and grace of our Blessed Lord and strengthened by each other. No one should journey through life alone. We are not created for that. I ask those who are watching the video to speak about this invitation when they get home." (Cardinal Vincent)
Here are some photos from our 'Catholic Children's Society' Assembly, about our Lenten quest.
Year 1 and 2 organised a cake sale to raise money for CAFOD. We were thinking about how we could show almsgiving
The children made posters to advertise the cake sale and to send home to parents. They served customers, using their
Thank you to all the parents who sent cakes in and who
supported us by coming to the cake sale.
We raised £128.46 for CAFOD.
Have a look at our link for the 'Wednesday Word':
In November we pray especially for the Holy Souls:
Autumn 2020 - 'According to Thy Word'
Faith-Sharing for Autumn 2020. Six sessions based on the Titles of Our Lady.
· Mother of God
· Mother of the Church
· Spouse of the Holy Spirit
· Queen of Peace
· Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
· Protectress of her Dower of England
To download a PDF version of 'According to Thy Word', click here.
Listen to 'According to Thy Word' here.
Have a look at the Spring 2019 Faith Sharing:
Have a look at the Autumn Faith Sharing
FAITH SHARING: LENT 2017
FAITH SHARING: LENT 2018
“We Adore You, O Christ, and We Praise You”: The Gift of the Holy Eucharist.
A resource for Lent 2018 has been produced with September’s National Eucharistic Congress in mind and should be a wonderful parish preparation for this milestone event in the life of the Church in England and Wales and of the Church in Westminster.
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
Pope Francis declared that Sunday November 19th 2017 would be the first World Day of the Poor.
As a way of demonstrating our commitment to ‘actions not words’ our children, parents and staff have participated in the ‘Christmas in a Box’ appeal run by the Catholic Children’s Society each year since 2017.
Have a look at the large decorated boxes that were filled in each class and then sent to children in need of toys, clothes and food in London.
Thank you everyone who helped to generously fill these wonderful boxes!
This year we are again supporting the 'Christmas in a box' appeal.
Have a look at the 'Year of Mercy':
Fair Trade at St Mary's:
We are trying to become a Fair Trade School! Have a look at the Pope's encyclical on the environment, 'Laudato Si' / 'On Care for our Common Home'.
The Refugee Crisis:
Please have a look at the information about the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
Also Please have a read of the following links:
Our Advent Wreath
TEACHING OF OTHER FAITHS: JUDAISM
TEACHING OF OTHER FAITHS: ISLAM
TEN TEN THEATRE PRODUCTION
St Mary's Fairtrade Stall
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
Click on the links below for access to work which can support your child's home learning during school closures;
Play these online Word-searches or download and complete with friends - click on the links below
Mission Together have produced some home learning activities - follow the link below
CAFOD Home Learning Resources - follow the link below
CAFOD Lent Materials
Online Education Quizzes for KS2 - click on the link below
BBC Home Learning
Additional Key stage 1 activities:
Additional Key Stage 2 activities:
Click here for a free daily song