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HFS Vision for our Pupils

 

At HFS our Mission Statement of ‘Living, Loving, Learning Together’ underpins our whole school community.  Gospel values run through daily life.

We want our children to thrive in the 21st century as educated and well-adjusted individuals, who also understand and care for the environment.  We want them to be kind and value others, confident, resilient, collaborative, and always to be developing their own capacity for self-directed learning and thought. To be able to persevere.

 

We aim to achieve this by following the 2014 National Curriculum and by:

  • ensuring that our curriculum intent is implemented throughout all subjects and curriculum activities, giving a broad and balanced learning experience for every child.
     
  • ensuring that clear strategic planning allows the curriculum to be unique, adapting to our school and our children’s needs. Also preparing them to function in a world beyond the classroom.
     
  • the use of careful strategic planning – daily/weekly and medium term planning which is responsive to children’s needs, from Early Years where we demonstrate ‘In the Moment Planning,’ and across the school in planning and assessment.
     
  • always having high expectations which enable the best possible outcomes and learning journey, with meaningful links
     
  • preparing children to confidently move through all stages of transition
     
  • valuing mental health and well-being as much as academic achievement, where our children feel secure in a caring and loving community.
     
  • continuing to ensure that staff work collaboratively to develop the curriculum and provision, and participate in continuous professional development, keeping a good awareness of the latest research in teaching and learning
     
  • maintaining an environment that facilitates high quality teaching and learning

 

…… Aspire not to have more, but to be more……

 

RE CURRICULUM

 

Religious Education at Holy Family

We use the scheme of work “Come and See”. Religious Education of our pupils not only imparts knowledge as the pupils learn about their Faith, but also deepens their relationship and friendship with God. This is done through deepening prayer both informally and formally through individual prayer,  class worship, liturgies and celebration of Mass.

The three main themes which are studied cyclically in “Come and See” can be seen below with a particular emphasis on the Sacramental Life of the Church.

The Themes

‘Come and See’ is developed through three themes which are gradually explored each time at greater depths. They are:

Community of faith - Church

Celebration in ritual -  Sacraments

Way of life - Christian Living

Sacraments

A sacrament is something that uses signs – usually a combination of words and actions. By interpreting these signs correctly we can find out what the Sacrament is doing for those who receive it. The signs are not just words and actions that have a message for those who are celebrating it; they give those who receive them a gift. This gift which we call grace, is given by Jesus whom we meet in the Sacrament, to deepen and develop our relationship with Him.

Through the Sacraments God helps us to grow in friendship with Him. 

Sacramental Themes in Come and See

In Come and See, a Sacramental theme is studied each term.

Autumn – Belonging ~ born into Christ’s life.

Pupils study Baptism at Key Stage 1. At Key Stage 2 pupils will learn about the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Sacrament of Ordination and the Sacrament of Marriage.

Spring – Relating ~ God’s love in our lives ~ Eucharist.

In the Spring term after learning about the local Church community, the Sacrament of the Eucharist is explored. This is the Sacrament of Communion with Christ and the Church. This sacrament is at the heart of ‘Come and See’ since it is at the heart of Christ nourishing his people.

Summer – inter-relating ~ service to the community ~ Reconciliation.At Key Stage 1 pupils study the Sacrament of Reconciliation. At Key Stage 2 children will learn about the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

 

RE Curriculum Overview

Autumn Term

Year Group

Domestic Church

Community of Faith

Celebrating Ritual

Sacraments Baptism / Confirmation

Way of Life

Christian Living

Advent / Christmas

EYFS

Myself

Welcome

Birthdays

Year 1

Families

Belonging

Waiting

Year 2

Beginnings

Signs and Symbols

Preparations

Year 3

Homes

Promises

Visitors

Year 4

People

Called

Gift

Year 5

Ourselves

Life Choices

Hope

Year 6

Loving

Vocation and Commitment

Expectations

 

Spring term

 

Year Group

Local Church

Community of Faith

Celebrating Ritual

Sacraments

Eucharist

Way of Life

Christian Living

Lent / Easter

EYFS

Celebrating

Gathering

Growing

Year 1

Special People

Meals

Change

Year 2

Books

Thanksgiving

Opportunities

Year 3

Journeys

Listening & Sharing

Giving All

Year 4

Community

Giving and Receiving

Self Discipline

Year 5

Mission

Memorial Sacrifice

Sacrifice

Year 6

Sources

Unity

Death and New Life

 

Summer term

 

Year Group

Universal Church

Community of Faith

Celebrating Ritual

Sacraments

Reconciliation

Way of Life

Christian Living

Pentecost

EYFS

Our World

Friends

Good News

Year 1

Neighbours

Being Sorry

Holidays

Year 2

Treasures

Rules

Spread the Word

Year 3

Special Places

Choices

Energy

Year 4

God’s People

Building Bridges

New Life

Year 5

Stewardship

Freedom / Responsibility

Transformation

Year 6

Common Good

Healing

Witness

 

 

Journey In Love

We use the Sex And Relationships programme Journey In Love which is approved by the Diocese Of Brentwood. 

Overview Journey in Love

JOURNEY IN LOVE OVERVIEW FOR PARENTS

Our School Year 2018-19

11+ Tuition

HFS is able to facilitate 11+ tuition for Year 5 pupils.  An information session is held to explain how the 11+ group works in the summer term of year 4.

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