St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

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RE

The Diocesan Planning Framework lays out exactly what needs to be taught in each year group and we follow the liturgical year - this means we follow cycle of the church year from Advent through to Easter and Pentecost.  We teach RE for two hours a week and this is often integrated into other subject areas (where appropriate). 

We aim to make our RE teaching engaging and relevant to our pupils - whether they are Christian or not.  We have trained our teachers in using 'Philosophy for Children' (P4C) to stimulate debate and reflection and give children a voice in questioning, challenging and deepening their understanding.  The RE lessons strongly reflect our core values - set out in our school mission -  https://www.st-josephs.oxon.sch.uk/home/mission-statement

We also, in line with the curriculum, teach about other world faiths, celebrations and festivals - where possible linking to the children's own experiences.