Worship and Religious Education
“For Catholics, the Eucharist is the source and summit of the whole Christian life. It is the vital centre of all that the Church is and does, because at its heart is the real presence of the crucified, risen and glorified Lord, continuing and making available his saving work among us.” (Celebrating the Mass, 152)
The children and staff of St. Anne’s School attend the Holy Mass at the beginning and end of every term and then different year groups attend every Wednesday at 9.30am. On a Friday during term time a different year group from key stage 2 attend Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction at 1.30pm to conclude the school week.
In the daily life of prayer in school by attending and taking part in the celebration of the Holy Mass and during the time of adoration and prayer during Exposition & Benediction the children meet the Lord who loves them and calls them to be his disciples and through our life of faith within the Church to “walk always as children of the light”.
At St Anne’s School, Religious Education plays a central and vital part. At the heart of Catholic education lies the Christian vision of the human person. This vision is expressed and explored in Religious Education.
For all our pupils Religious Education is a proper subject in its own right in the school’s curriculum. It is a rigorous academic discipline, and as such is taught, developed and resourced with the same commitment as any other subject.
The objectives of Religious Education are:
To develop knowledge and understanding of the mystery of God and of Jesus Christ, of the church, and of the central beliefs which Catholics hold.
To develop awareness and appreciation of Catholic belief, understanding of its impact on personal and social behaviour and of the vital relationship between faith and life, life and faith
To encourage study, investigation and reflection.
To develop appropriate skills:
- the ability to listen, to think critically, spiritually and theologically
- to acquire knowledge and organise it effectively; to make informed judgements
To foster appropriate attitudes:
- Respect for truth
- Respect for the views of others
- Awareness of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life especially the challenges of living in a multicultural, multifaith society
The outcome of Religious Education is religiously literate pupils.
"At St Anne’s we learn about God. If I was in a different school I wouldn’t know as much."
"This is a good school with good teachers, lots of friends and four playgrounds!"
"The church is nearby and that is good."
"I love the library – everything is neat and tidy."
"I like being taught by a variety of teachers then I can say hello to them
when I am around the school."
"The assemblies are good. I like hearing about what the other classes are doing."