EYFS - Friends
Jesus’ relationship with his disciples.
Talking to Jesus as friend.
God is kind, understanding, loving and gentle. Always ready to forgive and never changes.
Changing, saying sorry and being forgiven.
Forgiving others.
Praying the ‘Our Father.


Year 1 - Being Sorry
We can have choice in our actions.
God helps us to choose well and express sorrow for wrong choices.
God forgives us.
Examples of forgiveness and sorrow in the Gospel: Levi and Zacchaeus.
Use and understanding of religious vocabulary: sorrow and forgiveness.
Christians say sorry and forgive each other because they follow Jesus.
Foundation for understanding the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Familiarity with a prayer of sorrow.

Year 2 - Rules
Jesus’ commandment to love one another.
Jesus’ commandment to forgive each other.
Sin, the intention to commit sin.
Examination of conscience.
A prayer of sorrow.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: repentance, disclosure of sin, absolution and reparation.
The Sign of Peace at Mass.

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Year 3 - Choices
The Sacrament of Reconciliation and the stages of this Sacrament.
The stories of the prodigal son and the two sons.
An understanding of sin and some of its consequences.
Examination of conscience.
An Act of Sorrow.
The importance of being sorry and asking forgiveness.
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Year 4 - Building Bridges

  • God’s mercy and love.
  • Jesus the Good Shepherd.
  • Examination of conscience.
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation, other names for it, Confession, Penance and Sacrament of Forgiveness.
  • Contrition.
  • Absolution.
  • Penitential Rites I and II.

Scripture references to God’s unconditional love and forgiveness.
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Year 5 - Freedom & Responsibility

  • Ten Commandments.
  • Greatest Commandment – Love God and love others.
  • Beatitudes.
  • Freedom brings responsibility.
  • God is loving and merciful.
  • Seeking God’s forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Dignity of the human person.
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Year 6 - Healing

  • Jesus healed  the sick, the healing of the blind man.
  • The Christian responsibility of caring over the sick.
  • The parable of the Last Judgement in Matthew.
  • The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick with the celebration of the Eucharist.
  • The effects of the Sacrament.
  • The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at home or in hospital.
  • The three Sacraments received by those seriously sick, the Sacrament of  Reconciliation, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

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