Religious Education is our core subject and we like to get creative with teaching it! All our our teachers have received training from Lat Blaylock who is a leading voice in the country for teaching RE in schools. There are many ways in which we deliver the Come and See RE programme: through music, art, dance and drama.
Joe Hammill is a singer and composer but is our musician in residence. Joe works alongside teachers and children to write and perform songs linked with Come and See and the Liturgical Year. Click on the links below to listen to some of the songs that we have produced.
Child of God
Building a Kingdom
What’s The Meaning Of Christmas?
To Live In Love
Pick Me A Flower
On A Journey
Love One Another
Here I Am Lord
First Holy Communion
Do This In Memory
We also explore religious themes and spirituality through Art. Recently our Year 6 designed the Stations of the Cross for our Prayer Garden which was also designed by the children. The garden is used for lots of things but is a wonderful place to pray and be together and to give thanks to God for all that he has created.
When learning about places of worship and other faiths there is nothing better to get out about and visit such places. We also welcome visitors into school to talk about their faith and beliefs. We even made a visit to Rome to see where our Roman Catholic faith began.
We also like to get out and about to appreciate God’s creation and look after what He has created for us-even in our school gardens! We even wrote to our MP about our concerns over Climate Change.
We like to act stories out so we can begin to feel what it was like to be there with Jesus and how the different characters would have felt.
We are very proud of our Catholic history and heritage in Thornaby and especially our links with St.Patrick and Ireland. W like to celebrate, especially on March 17th!
At St.Patricks, we like to share our faith with others- especially our families so invite them into school to see our work and to pray with us- especially in our Stay and Pray sessions.
Throughout the liturgical year we celebrate using, singing, poetry, dance, drama and colour!
More than Dance
The More than Dance team come into our school and celebrate our faith through singing and dancing. We learn the actions to popular hymns as we enjoy growing closer to God through prayer, song and dance.