Religious Education

The purpose of Religious Education at St Ignatius Catholic Primary School is to nurture the Catholic Faith, and its teachings, in our children. By helping them to live this faith, we hope to encourage our children to develop a better relationship with God and others around them.

Central to our ethos are the opportunities for prayer and worship which lie at the heart of our faith. We will endeavour to promote and encourage these at every level, together with the skills and attitudes necessary to live out the Christian message in the modern world.

Religious Education (R.E) should promote pupils’ cultural, mental, emotional, spiritual and physical development and prepare children for the opportunities and responsibilities that are to come.

R.E is a core subject at St Ignatius Catholic Primary School. It is delivered mainly through the religious education programme ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ but is also encouraged through links with home, the Parish Church, the Wakefield Catholic Partnership of schools, the local community and other subject areas, especially PSHCE. We believe that all aspects of R.E should be woven into the fabric of school life.

Latest Religious Education News

The Nativity

We have been learning all about The First Christmas. We used our soft characters to act out the story. We painted pictures of the characters for our wall. We learnt lots of songs and performed them to our families in our first Nativity.

Rock Around the Flock Performed By The Key Stage 2 Children

Class Five told the story of the nativity through the eyes of the shepherds.

Noisy Nativity Performed By The Key Stage 1 Children

The show opens with children playing percussion and clapping so loudly that their teachers come to quieten them down.  ‘Why are you making all that noise?’ they ask. ‘Because Christmas is exciting!’ the children reply. The children are under the impression that Christmas is all about presents, but the teachers point them in the direction […]