Our Curriculum


‘In Catholic schools, there is always a bigger picture over and above the individual subjects you study, the different skills you learn. All the work you do is placed in the context of growing in friendship with God, and all that flows from that friendship. So you learn not just to be good students, but good citizens, good people. A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints.’

Pope Benedict XVI 'The Big Assembly', Twickenham, 2010 

Religious Education 'Come & See' Termly Overviews


Religious Education at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School follows the Diocese of Brentwood programme “Come and See”.  Each year group from Year One to Year Six covers three topics each per term which link to a whole school theme. In additional to this, the children learn about other faiths and religions throughout the year. 

At the end of each Come and See topic each class will celebrate Collective Worship which is used as an opportunity for the children to share their learning in Come and See with the rest of the school community.

  Click the links below to see RE overviews for each year group.

Come and See Dates 2023-2024 Come and See Themes and Topics Big Questions Come and See Curriculum


(EYFS – Reception)

From September 2024, to fulfil our aims and objectives we will use the ‘To Know You More Clearly’ programme from the new Religious Education Directory prescribed by the Diocese of Brentwood. This programme is currently optional but will be compulsory for all year groups from September 2026. We have chosen to start the programme as it rolled out by the diocese for each year group.

Overview of Content – Concepts

 The ‘To Know You More Clearly’ Programme

 Ways of Knowing

Understand Discern     Respond

    See Judge Act

What will I see and hear 

to help me understand? How will I discover more?       What can I do now?

Branches and Lenses

There are six branches in ‘To know You More Clearly’ – one per half term. The branches are:

Each branch follows:

At the end of each branch and lenses the children will:

We follow the National Curriculum and devise schemes of work to deliver all of the statutory content.