Prayer is central to all we do in our school
Religious Education at St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School
Religious Education is central to the life of our school. On entry into Nursery the children are taught that they are unique and special, created in the image and likeness of God.
Across the curriculum we actively look for opportunities to allow all children to flourish, making links with specialist teachers to develop and enhance their gifts and talents. In this way every child is afforded the opportunity to shine.
At St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School we follow the Religious Education Curriculum Directory set out by the Bishops of England and Wales. We provide the children with rich opportunities to learn about God and their faith, through our Religious Education curriculum, and through links across our creative curriculum.
At St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School our children are given opportunities to open both their minds and hearts to God and where all children are given opportunities to encounter the Holy Spirit. Our school is a place where all children come together to experience our faith through the Eucharist. and where our children grow in grace through their faith formation.
St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School is a school where children see and experience the importance of prayer in our every day lives and where the spirit of Jesus who is present when two or three gather in his name. Matthew 18: 20.
Parents as the first educators, play a crucial role in the development of their child's faith. We offer liturgical opportunities throughout the school year for parents to join us in worship.
Every Wednesday children receive the Wednesday Word. They can share the Gospel of the week with their families, taking the good news of Jesus Christ into their homes.
For more information look at our Catholic Life section of the website.
Human Relationships & Sex Education
At St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School we are inspired by Jesus to be the very best we can be. We look after one another and show respect and love through our relationships with one another. We use the term Human Relationships and Sex Education (HRSE) as we believe that relationships education is about all aspects of growing a fulfilled and happy life; sexual education is a dimension of this greater whole.
Any teaching about love and sexual relationships in school must be rooted in this belief which is expressed in the Church’s teaching about relationships, marriage, sex and family life.
We encourage children from the earliest age to recognise that they are all children of God and that each person shares a God given dignity. As children mature, we encourage them to follow the example of Jesus and live lives inspired by the Gospel virtues, enabling them to follow His commandment to “Love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:31). This is the basis for all relationships in our school where we model Christian Virtues. We follow the guidance of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and ‘Fit for Mission? Schools’.