At St Winefride’s, we follow the Come and See programme which is a Catholic Education programme for Foundation and Key Stages 1 and 2. The programme of study, written by a group of experienced diocesan advisors was introduced in September 2012 and has been warmly received by staff and pupils. The child friendly material provided within Come and See allows children to explore the teachings of the Catholic church through the use of age appropriate resources and activities.
Each year group from Foundation 1 to Year 6 have their own list of focus topics to consider throughout the academic year. The topic will coincide with the church calendar however, the depth in which the topic is explored is dependent upon the respective age of the child. Come and See provides many opportunities for celebrating joyfully and prayerfully through music and in quiet times of reflection. This takes place in class, acts of worship and whole school celebrations. For all children, the programme raises questions ad provides materials for reflecting on their own experiences. It will help them to explore the beliefs, values and way of life of the Catholic tradition, as well as the traditions of other faiths.
At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self-revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and Tradition.