Religious Education at St. Gerard's


It is recognised at St Gerard’s School that Religious Education is central to all we do. 


Faith is "caugh"t as well as "taught" and pupils are helped to develop an understanding of Catholic values and doctrines and they are encouraged to participate in the life of the Parish.


We follow the “Come and See” programme of Religious Education from F2 to Year 6


The Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the search for meaning in life. God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us and our response of faith. This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic, opened up through; ExploreReveal and Respond.

As part of the programme the children are also taught to value and respect other religious beliefs through in-depth study of other world faiths. 


We aim to teach children about loving human relationships developmentally alongside the Science curriculum, and within a framework of Religious Education.

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Following our whole school assembly all about Mission Together, the children took home money boxes to fill with donations. 

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Each year the children in Key Stage One perfor the Nativity for parents, carers and friends of the school. It is a popular event - and for many is one of the highlights of the year!

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When our children go on residential, one of the most important parts is our "Retreat Day" - a chance to reconnect with God and each other.

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We are proud of the close links we have with the parish. We often hold coffee mornings in school and welcome visitors from our local community.

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Our Parish Priest, Father Desmond Sexton is a regular visitor to school. Here he is talking to the children about his life as a priest, and what is meant by the word "vocation".

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We visit church each week to celebrate Mass. Our children enjoy reading and taking an active part in the service.  

Headteacher: Mrs. B. Baxter

Deputy: Mrs. D. Hudson 


St. Gerard's Catholic Primary School, Park Nook, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 4AE

Telephone: 01709 850568

Fax: 01709 855948


Twitter: @StGerards1928

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