As a Catholic school, St Clare’s follow the ‘To Know you More Clearly’ programme of Religious Education, recommended and developed by the Archdiocese of Liverpool. This programme of religious education is being phased in across the year groups with the aim that all Key Stages will be following the full ‘To Know you More Clearly Programme’ by 2025.
Currently our EYFS children are following the ‘To know you more clearly programme’ soon to be followed by Year 1 in Spring term. Until we make the move over to the new curriculum Year’s 2 – 6 are continuing to follow the ‘Come and See’ programme of study.
‘To Know you More Clearly’ is an innovative and engaging programme of study which is an invitation to exploration and promise of life for everyone. Children are given the opportunity to search, explore, discover and respond; allowing our them to reflect on what it is to be human and living in our world.
Questions are raised that provide the materials for children to reflect upon their own experiences; looking at meaning and purpose which will enable children to think critically about themselves.
‘To Know you More Clearly’ explores the beliefs, values and the way of life of the Catholic traditions as well as other faith traditions. This allows them to develop good attitudes and dispositions so that our children are instilled with a ‘love of learning,’ and a desire to go on learning.
Children will be offered a sense of self-worth through the experience of belonging to the caring community of St.Clare’s. They will develop a ‘love of each other’ which allows their individual ‘lights to shine’.
Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic social teaching (CST) is rooted in Scripture, formed by the wisdom of Church leaders. It is our moral compass, guiding us on how to live out our faith in the world.
At St Clare’s we believe very human person is made in the image and likeness of God. This is a gift that we all share as fellow human beings; we are all infinitely loved by our Creator.
God is present in every human person, regardless of religion, culture, nationality, orientation or economic standing. Each one of us is unique and beautiful. We are called to treat every person and every creature with loving respect.
In our school we teach our children, that the fruits of the earth belong to everyone. No one should be excluded from the gifts of creation.
Peace is a cornerstone of our faith. Christ, the Prince of Peace, sacrificed himself with love on the cross.
In the first pages of the Bible we read how God created the sun and the stars, the water and earth, and every creature. We believe Christ is the redeemer of all creation.
Our Prayer Garden
Our prayer garden is a visual reminder of our faith and provides us with a serene refuge where we can spend time with God. In this quiet space we can pray, meditate, or just sit quietly as we enjoy God’s natural beauty flourishing around us. Our prayer garden is a place of awe and wonder, we can marvel at the wonderful world God has created for us.
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Links (SMSC)