The Religious Education Programme

To fulfil our aims and objectives, St Mary’s Blackbrook will follow the Come and See programme of Religious Education, recommended by the Archdiocese of Liverpool as our scheme of work.

Come and See is an invitation to exploration and promise of life for everyone. Come and See offers the opportunity to search, to explore, to discover, and to repond; this is part of what it is to be human.

Come and See aims to raise questions and provide materials for children to reflect on their own experience. For all children the programme will raise questions of meaning and purpose and enable children to think critically, providing materials for reflecting on their own experience.

It will help them to explore the beliefs and values and the way of life of the Catholic traditions, and of other faith traditions, developing good attitudes and dispositions so that 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 experience of belonging to the caring community of Blackbrook St.Mary’s.

Click the links below to find out more about what is covered in the different topics…

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Collective Worship at St. Mary’s 

Daily collective worship is central to all we do here at St Mary’s, providing opportunities for pupils and staff to worship God, reflect on Jesus’ role in their lives and develop community spirit/shared values. It takes many forms and is led by both pupils and staff. We follow the liturgical year and respond to world events and issues the children wish to explore.

We encourage everyone to respond to the prayer experiences offered in a heartfelt way and foster a sense of respect for those of other faiths.

Sacramental Preparation

At St.Mary’s Blackbrook, we follow the ‘With You Always’ Sacramental Preparation Programme.

Jesus spoke to them… ‘and know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’ (Matthew 28:20)

Parents ‘…will be the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith.  May they also be the best of teachers bearing witness to the faith by what they say and do…’ (Rite of Baptism)

Meetings are held once a month in the school hall and are led by Catechists from our Parish. Also, staff members are always in attendance to help with any questions or the content of the sessions.


Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is taught throughout the year through Come and See, but also taught independently in the Summer Term through ‘Journey in Love’. It is taught from Early Years up to Year 6.

Below you can find information about how Come and See links to RSE, and also the specific learning which takes place through ‘Journey in Love’. Click the links to look at each year group in more detail.

Parents are welcome to request samples of the resources we use for ‘Journey In Love’ should they wish to look in more detail at the content.

Click the link to view our RSE policy which has recently been updated. 

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