St Walburga's Catholic Primary School

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St Walburga's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Religious Education: Subject Leader - Mrs Hahn


Religious Education gives us the chance to explore our own faith and the faith of others.  It helps us to understand important things about the world and ourselves, to develop our understanding of how we can use our faith to help others and to show empathy and love to all.  It also helps us to develop an understanding of the teachings and stories of the Bible and how we can link it to how we live our lives today.  We are also inspired by the lives and work of those people who live their lives with Christ at the centre.


Religious Education is the foundation of everything we do at St. Walburga’s; allowing children to grow in faith, taking Jesus as our role model and placing Him at the heart of all our teaching and learning. 

Our curriculum follows ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ programme from the Diocese of Leeds with an emphasis on a creative approach where children have rich opportunities to ask questions  and express their ideas, views and understanding in a variety of ways.

Collective worship is an essential part of daily life, and as children progress through school they are able to complete their first sacraments, become Mini-Vinnies and take part in Faith in Action awards. Please see the Catholic Life page for further information.


The RE curriculum leads to children who are aware of the Church’s moral values and those of other religions. Children are inspired and imaginations are stimulated to provoke a desire and ability to think deeply. Pupils can relate their Catholic faith to daily life; critical thinking in the context of examining the messages of scripture and how this affects their own lives, and therefore enabling them to apply this same thinking to other subjects in school and in expectations upon them in future life roles. They are able to use their knowledge, understanding and skills to reflect spiritually, morally and theologically on contemporary social and cultural issues.