Religious Education

Important Dates this Term (Advent

All Saints

(1 November)

We celebrate the lives of special and ordinary people who have responded to God’s invitation to love.

The commemoration of all the faithful departed (All Souls)

(2 November)

Today and throughout the rest of November we pray for those who have died.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace. Amen.

Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King

(22 November)


(Begins 29 November)

Advent means ‘coming’. We think of the coming of Jesus when he was born but we also think of his promise that he would come again at the end of time. It is a time of waiting and preparing. It is only in the last week of Advent that we focus upon the events to be celebrated at Christmas.

 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

(8 December)

This feast marks the first stage of the existence of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

She was ‘full of grace’ from the very beginning and

co-operated with God throughout her life.

Christmas Day, The Nativity of the Lord

(25 December)

On this day we begin our celebration of the birth of Christ.

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

(27 December)

Religious Education – Advent Term 2020

Come and See at Home

DOMESTIC CHURCH – Family (7 September–2 October)
Early Years   Myself  – God knows and loves each one
Year 1              Families – God’s love and care for every family
Year 2              Beginnings – God is present in every beginning
Year 3              Homes – God’s vision for every family
Year 4              People – The family of God in Scripture
Year 5              Ourselves – Created in the image and likeness of God
Year 6              Loving – God who never stops lovig
Suggestions for home activities 
Make a collage using family photographs
of all the significant family members
grandparents, parents, children, aunts, uncles etc. who show God’s love.
Write underneath it
“We show God’s love to one another.”
Include those who have died.
JUDAISM  (5–9 October)
Pupils will study various aspects of Judaism for one week. Ask them what they have been learning about.

BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION – Belonging (19 October–20 November)
Early Years   Welcome  – Baptism: a welcome to God’s family
Year 1              Belonging – Baptism: an invitation to belong to God’s  family
Year 2              Signs and Symbols – Signs and symbols in Baptism
Year 3              Promises – Promises made at Baptism
Year 4              Called – Confirmation: a call to witness
Year 5              Life Choices – Marriage, commitment and service
Year 6              Vocation and Commitment – The vocation of priesthood and religious life  
Suggestions for home activities
Talk to someone who has been to a
Baptism and/or Confirmation
about their memories of this celebration.

ADVENT/ CHRISTMAS – Loving (23 November–22 December)
Early Years   Birthday  – Looking forward to Jesus’ birthday
Year 1              Waiting – Advent: a time to look forward to Christmas
Year 2              Preparations – Advent: preparing to celebrate Christmas
Year 3              Visitors – waiting for the coming of Jesus
Year 4              Gift – God’s gift of love and friendship in Jesus
Year 5              Hope – Advent: waiting in the joyful hope for Jesus, the promised one
Year 6              Expectations – Jesus born to show God to the world
Suggestions for home activities 
Discuss with the children how your
family welcomes visitors to your home.
Find out about some Christian symbols for Advent e.g.
Advent wreath, calendar,
Jesse tree.
Use the CAFOD or Mission websites
to get a religious Advent calendar.