Religious Education at St Anne's

'Christ at the heart of all we do' is central to our philosophy of religious education. RE pervades our whole school day; the curiculum; extra curricular and enrichment activities; break times and our relationships with each other.  We use the national scheme, The Way, The Truth and The Life to ensure that our children fully understand the scripture that the Catholic Faith is based on. We show how to follow the Gospel values by our example; our expectations and direct teaching.

We aim to support, extend and clarify our children’s faith by:

Developing spiritual, social and moral behaviour based on firm Christian ideals.
Providing the experience of living in a community within the framework of home, school and parish.
Preparing our children for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
Enabling children to develop an understanding of our faith and love of liturgy, sacraments and prayer through a variety of celebration and worship.
Enabling children to acquire the foundations of faith through the teaching of doctrine in the context of their own life experiences and stage of development.
Sharing gospel values, and bringing the children to a deeper understanding and love of God.
We strive to foster a living faith, which will touch every aspect of their lives.

Parents can on request to the Headteacher withdraw their child from all or part of the religious education & collective worship curriculum.

Mrs James is the RE subject lead.  She is part of the Diocesan working party that provides resources to all schools in the diocese and she attends regular Diocesan RE subject lead meetings.

The Way, The Truth and The Life


Formal RE is delivered through the scheme The Way the Truth and the Life, which is followed according to the Shrewsbury Diocesan guidelines.


The Way the Truth and the Life scheme is implemented from Early years through to year 6. Each year is split into 6 topics, one per half term and is organised to coincide with major events in the liturgical year. Each year group studies a different topic.


Foundation & Key Stage 1

The Way, the Truth & the Life syllabus:


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


F1 God's World

F2 God's family

F3 Getting to know Jesus

F4 Sorrow and joy

F5 New Life

F6 Church

Year 1

KS 1.1 God's great plan

KS 1.2 Mary mother of God

KS 1.3 Families & celebrations

KS 1.4 Following Jesus

KS 1.5 Ressurection

KS 1.6 Miracles

Year 2

KS 2.1 Chosen people

KS 2.2 Mysteries

KS 2.3 The Good News

KS 2.4 The Mass

KS 2.5 Eastertide

KS 2.6 Birth of the Church


Key Stage2

The Way, the Truth & the Life syllabus.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

3.1 The Christian Church

3.2 Mary our mother

3.3 called to change

3.4 Eucharist

3.5 Celebrating

3.6 Being a christian

Year 4

4.1 The Bible

4.2 Trust in God

4.3 Jesus the teacher

4.4 Jesus the Saviour

4.5 The mission of the church

4.6 Belonging to the Church

Year 5

5.1 Gifts from God

5.2 The Command- ments

5.3 Inspirational people

5.4 Reconcillia- tion

5.5 Life in the risen Jesus

5.6 People of other faiths

Year 6

6.1 The Kingdom of God

6.2 Justice

6.3 Jesus the Bread of Life

6.4 Jesus the Son of God

6.5 The work of the Apostles

6.6 Called to serve


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