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Religious Education

In Year One we aim to work closely with the home and parish to create an atmosphere where, through teaching and example, our children will be helped to enter into a loving relationship with God our Father, Jesus our brother and with each other as members of God’s family and so continue to lay foundations of the Catholic faith.

Below are some useful links to support Religious Education at home.

BBC Bitesize Religious Education

Cafod Resources for School Closure Website


Holy Days and Holidays

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Our current topic for RE is 'Holy Days and Holidays', which is celebrated at Pentecost. During this topic we will be looking at inspirational people, people who inspire us, and how we live our lives. This is a time which strengthens Christians to share in the mission of the Church, by helping to spread the good news of the message of love of the risen Christ. The Good News is that Jesus is risen and is alive.

'Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.'

1 Peter 1:3 

Pentecost is the festival when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter (the name comes from the Greek pentekoste, "fiftieth").


Celebrating Pentecost

Pentecost is a happy festival. Ministers in church often wear robes with red in the design as a symbol of the flames in which the Holy Spirit came to earth.

Hymns sung at Pentecost take the Holy Spirit as their theme, and include:

  • Come down O Love Divine
  • Come Holy Ghost our souls inspire
  • Breathe on me breath of God
  • O Breath of Life, come sweeping through us
  • There's a spirit in the air
  • Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me

Pentecost Symbols

The symbols of Pentecost are those of the Holy Spirit and include flames, wind, the breath of God and a dove.




As we are learning from home right now, I will upload lessons with resources onto Google Classroom weekly, I have adapted these so that you can do this at home. You could share your work on our Year 1 class page / Year 1 Dojo page.

 Here is our Year One Holy Days and Holidays topic lessons and planning for you to have a look at, this tells you what we will be learning throughout this topic;



Holy days and Holidays Lessons

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Here are some Pentecost activities and learning resources that you may find useful;