Religious Education

At St. Vincent’s we follow the Religious Education scheme ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ as selected by the diocese of Shrewsbury.  Each year group has their own topics for the year, studied on a half termly basis.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


God’s World

God’s Family

Getting to know Jesus

Joy and Sorrow

New Life

Our Church Family

Year 1

God’s Great Plan

Mary our Mother

Families and Celebrations

Following Jesus

The Resurrection


Year 2


The Chosen People


The Good News

The Mass


The Church is Born

Year 3

The Christian Family

Mary, Mother of God

Sacrament of


Celebrating the


Celebrating Easter &  Pentecost

Being a Christian

Year 4

The Bible

Trust in God

Jesus the teacher

Jesus, the Saviour


The Early Christians

The Church


Year 5


God’s Covenants

Inspirational People


Life in the Risen Jesus

Other Faiths

Year 6

The Kingdom of God


Exploring the Mass

Jesus the Messiah

The transforming Spirit

Called to serve
























We also aim to foster the spiritual development of our children by experiencing the love of God and leading them to a greater understanding of our faith, not just through our R.E. lessons, but through collective worships, personal reflections and by putting our faith into action and living it out on a daily basis.

Every part of our liturgical year is important but Advent and Lent is a special time for us to reflect on our faith journey.


During Advent, the children make promises as a way of preparing for the birth of Jesus.  Here are a selection of them on display in different classes.


Advent Candles

This year, as we are unable to send home our usual Travelling Crib, we have given each family an Advent candle to light at home each day.  We hope that our families can take time out of their busy lives to remember the true meaning of this time of year by spending time together around the candle.











Our Lenten promises are presented during our Ash Wednesday service.  Children and staff also have the opportunity to offer their personal prayers at our Lent prayer station.  It is lovely to see so many take a moment out of the hustle and bustle of school life to reflect and pray.




Holy week

Our Key Stage 2 children provide us with thought-provoking reflections as the events of Holy week unfold day by day.  At the beginning of the week, Year 3 re-enact Palm Sunday, followed by Year 4 on Tuesday revealing the Last Supper.  On Wednesday, Year 5 re-enact the events which took place in the Garden of Gethsemane, culminating in Year 6 showing us Peter's denial and finally, the Crucifixion.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a slideshow of key moments.

Our Year 3 children have also been busy at home creating art work based upon Holy Week and forgiveness.  Please take a moment to enjoy their creations.

St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School. Manor Park South, Knutsford WA16 8AL

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