Subject: Religious Personal (RP)

Year: 2019-2020

Year Group: 7

Aims:

    • RP exists to supplement the role of the school as a place of formation in the Traditional Catholic British values as identified by the Bishops of England and Wales.
    • To assist the parents and guardians of our children in their role as first educator.
    • To assists Mother Church in her role to make Christ known to all peoples.
    • To provide a faith-based approach to Human Relationships and Sex Education.
    • To supplement and support the mission of the school.
    • To meet the statutory and non-statutory requirements for Personal, Social and Health Education.
    • To enhance the curriculum of our students so that they can grow in character and resilience.

 

 Key Topics 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Rules and Laws:

    1. Socratic method & P4C.
    2. Rules and Laws.
    3. Civil & Criminal Law.
    4. Traditional British Values.
    5. Introduction to virtues.
    6. The Law Courts.
    7. Praxis – Faith in action.
    8. Environmentalism.

 

HRSE Acts of corporal mercy:

    1. Love.
    2. Trinitarian idea of love.
    3. The Family – Agape.
    4. Friendship.
    5. Types of relationships.
    6. When relationships go wrong.
    7. The perception of beauty.

Theology of the Body & CIAG:

    1. Vocations.
    2. Work related learning.
    3. Tax and NI.
    4. Banking.
    5. The use of Money.
    6. Organised crime.
    7. The real game.

Concepts, values, skills:

The Way of St Joseph (RP) is a faith-based approach to RPSHE+C (Religious, Personal, Social Education and citizenship). It ties in with the excellent Way program developed by our Chaplain within our own school community. It will build upon the excellent work that is undertaken in providing Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG) and the work undertaken by our Diocese and the Catholic Education Service (CES) on Human Relationships and Sex Education (HRSE).

Virtues are habits of the mind. These virtues are the foundations of our common British values. However, they go further and demand excellence of all. As a school we are about excellence in all that we undertake, and we acknowledge that values are relative whereas virtues are fixed and absolute. Our parents demand and expect that we will form their children fully in the virtues of the Gospels and in the example of St Joseph. If our students ‘…stand for nothing they will fall for everything.’

Key specific areas of focus:

    • Development of the Socratic method of
      education.
    • Development of the key skills outlined in
      the Philosophy for Children pedagogical approach.
    • Development of the theological virtues of
      faith, hope and charity (love).
    • Development of the cardinal virtues of prudence,
      temperance, fortitude (resilience) and justice.
    • Traditional British values of Democracy, the
      rule of Law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those
      with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
    • To develop a sense of civic pride within our
      students and staff.
    • Delivery of our Prevent Duty.

 

Sequencing principles including linking to previous learning:

 

    • To build upon and to enhance the RECD.
    • To build upon and enhance the KS1-2 Diocese of Lancaster’s HRSE programmes of Study.
    • To build upon and fulfil the national requirements for PSHE.
    • To build upon and fulfil the national requirements for Citizenship.
    • To build upon and enhance the schools CIAG programme.

 

Assessments:

    • Using the CES AT3 criteria.
    • Key Assessment Pieces (KAP) at least two per term.
    • Fortnightly questions.
    • Twice yearly Extended Learning Task.

 

Extended writing:

    • Uses the English formula for extended writing PEEL, PQED and PEED.
    • Extended writing task every term.

Extended reading both academic and personal:

    • Imprison in the Sky – A.C. Guaghen.
    • Hope and other Punchlines – Julie Buxbaum.
    • The Beauty that remains – Ashley Woodfolk.
    • YOUCAT Prayer Book.
    • The Little Virtues – Natalia Ginzburg.

Homework:

    • Three extended learning tasks focusing on the three core areas that we will look at throughout the year.

Tier 2 vocabulary:

    • Critically assess.
    • Virtues & Values.
    • Traditional British values – Democracy, rule of law, liberty, mutual respect 7 tolerance.
    • Corporal acts of mercy.
    • Parliament.
    • Justice.
    • Love – Philos, Storge, Agape, Eros.
    • Cardinal virtues – Prudence, temperance, fortitude (resilience) and justice.
    • Theological virtues – Faith, Hope and Charity.

CPD requirement for team to deliver this intent:

    • Theology of the body training.
    • Subject knowledge training various across the topics.

Other information

RP will use current and relevant documentaries to support the deliver of a Catholic based PSHE, HRSE and Citizenship based programme of study. It will respond appropriately and quickly to the dynamic nature of our society and this might impact upon the curriculum and how and when we deliver certain topics. The subject is underpinned by the core Catholic Traditional British Values that our governors and parents believe that are important to help our students become well rounded members of society. It will help prepare our students for the complexity of life outside of school and it will help them make good choices and become good citizens.

Subject: Religious Personal (RP)

Year: 2019-2020

Year Group: 8

Aims:

    • RP exists to supplement the role of the school as a place of formation in the Traditional Catholic British values as identified by the Bishops of England and Wales.
    • To assist the parents and guardians of our children in their role as first educator.
    • To assists Mother Church in her role to make Christ known to all peoples.
    • To provide a faith-based approach to Human Relationships and Sex Education.
    • To supplement and support the mission of the school.
    • To meet the statutory and non-statutory requirements for Personal, Social and Health Education.
    • To enhance the curriculum of our students so that they can grow in character and resilience.

 

 Key Topics 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Virtue Ethics:

  1. An introduction to ethics.
  2. Absolutism.
  3. Relativism.
  4. An introduction to virtue ethics.
  5. Theological
    virtues.
  6. Cardinal virtues.

HRSE Acts & St Joseph’s Penny:

  1. Crime & Punishment.
  2. Drugs – Legal.
  3. Drugs – Illegal.
  4. Friendship.
  5. Charity project including presentations.

Theology of the Body & CIAG:

  1. Genesis and the meaning and purpose of relationships.
  2. Respect of self and others.
  3. The purpose of marriage.
  4. Start – A career-based programme.

Concepts, values, skills:

The Way of St Joseph (RP) is a faith-based approach to RPSHE+C (Religious, Personal, Social Education and citizenship). It ties in with the excellent Way program developed by our Chaplain within our own school community. It will build upon the excellent work that is undertaken in providing Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG) and the work undertaken by our Diocese and the Catholic Education Service (CES) on Human Relationships and Sex Education (HRSE).

Virtues are habits of the mind. These virtues are the foundations of our common British values. However, they go further and demand excellence of all. As a school we are about excellence in all that we undertake, and we acknowledge that values are relative whereas virtues are fixed and absolute. Our parents demand and expect that we will form their children fully in the virtues of the Gospels and in the example of St Joseph. If our students ‘…stand for nothing they will fall for everything.’

Key specific areas of focus:

 

    • Development of the Socratic method of education to enable students to say safe and make good decisions.
    • Development of the key skills outlined in the Philosophy for Children pedagogical approach and enable the students to ask insightful questions that will allow them to have all the information required to make informed decisions.
    • Expression of the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity (love).
    • Expression of the cardinal virtues of prudence, temperance, fortitude (resilience) and justice.
    • To be able to understand and articulate theimportance of the Traditional British values of Democracy, the rule of Law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
    • To develop an enhanced sense of civic pride within the local area and the region.
    • Active citizens that are fully aware of their Prevent Duty and are vigilant.

 

Sequencing principles including linking to previous learning:

    • To build upon the foundational work of last year and develop a sounder understanding of what it means to be a virtuous citizen.
    • To build upon and to enhance the RECD.
    • To build upon and enhance the KS1-3 Diocese of Lancaster’s HRSE programmes of Study.
    • To build upon and fulfil the national requirements for PSHE.
    • To build upon and fulfil the national requirements for Citizenship.
    • To build upon and enhance the schools CIAG programme.

 

Assessments:

    • Using the CES AT3 criteria.
    • Key Assessment Pieces (KAP) at least two per term.
    • Fortnightly questions.
    • Twice yearly Extended Learning Task.

 

Extended writing:

    • Uses the English formula for extended writing PEEL, PQED and PEED.
    • Two extended writing task every term.
    • Develop the extended writing skills required for GCSE.
    • To be exposed to good practice in extended writing through reading GCE/Degree level answers to key philosophical questions.

Extended reading both academic and personal:

    • Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
    • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.
    • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller.
    • Candide by Voltaire.
    • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

Homework:

    • Three extended learning tasks focusing on the three core areas that we will look at throughout the year.

 

Tier 2 vocabulary:

    • Critically assess.
    • Approach.
    • Benefit.
    • Concept
    • Virtues & Values.
    • Traditional British values – Democracy, rule of law, liberty, mutual respect 7 tolerance.
    • Corporal acts of mercy.
    • Cardinal virtues – Prudence, temperance, fortitude (resilience) and justice.
    • Theological virtues – Faith, Hope and Charity.

CPD requirement for team to deliver this intent:

    • Theology of the body training.
    • Subject knowledge training various across the topics.

Other information:

RP will use current and relevant documentaries to support the deliver of a Catholic based PSHE, HRSE and Citizenship based programme of study. It will respond appropriately and quickly to the dynamic nature of our society and this might impact upon the curriculum and how and when we deliver certain
topics. The subject is underpinned by the core Catholic Traditional British Values that our governors and parents believe that are important to help our students become well rounded members of society. It will help prepare our students for the complexity of life outside of school and it will help them make good choices and become good citizens.