Come and See is a Catholic Primary Religious Education programme for Early Years, Pre-Prep and Juniors. The programme of study was written by a group of experienced diocesan advisors and is based on the theological foundations of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Catechism and the RE Curriculum Directory.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the search for meaning in life, God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us, and our response of faith. This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic, opened up through; Explore, Reveal and Respond.
The child friendly material provided within Come and See allows children to explore the teachings of the Catholic church through the use of age-appropriate resources and activities.
Each year group from pre-school to year 6 have their own list of focus topics to consider throughout the academic year, and these topics will coincide with the church calendar. However, the depth in which the topic is explored is dependent upon the respective age of the child. For example, during Lent, whilst all children will learn about the plight of Christ, our Early Years children will consider the importance of growing and new life; pre-prep children will explore the effect of change and opportunities; junior children will consider the importance of self-discipline, sacrifice, death and new life.
At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through scripture and tradition.