Welcome to our Religious Education page.
St Gregory’s is located in the Diocese of Westminster in the Parish of Ealing.
As a Catholic School, Religious Education is central to everything that we do. Our Catholic faith influences all aspects of school life which strives to follow the Gospel values of love, justice, forgiveness and concern for others.
We work with parents to educate children in the Christian way of life and to create a community of faith in which worship within the Roman Catholic tradition is appropriate, possible and wholly acceptable. As part of the Catholic education offered at St Gregory’s we teach children to:
• participate actively in liturgy
• be able and willing to pray
• rely on a distinctive morality
• have a thoughtful understanding of scripture
• have a thoughtful understanding of church teaching
• have experienced being part of a church community
• translate faith into Christian action
• understand themselves in relation to others and to God
Religious Education Curriculum
Our Religious Education follows the "Margaret Carswell" programme. RE is planned and taught separately from the rest of the curriculum. Cross curricular links are made as appropriate and build on the children's existing experience in the home, parish and wider community. Religious Education is in essence a faith education but we acknowledge the content of the Local Authority's agreed syllabus on religious education and incorporate knowledge of world faiths in our programme and pupils have the opportunity to engage with other world religions including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism.
Catholic Life of the school
During the course of the year each class presents a Class Assembly to parents where Jesus is at the heart of the Assembly. All children in KS2 also celebrate a Mass every Friday at Ealing Abbey and on other special occasions. During Lent and Advent every child in Years 4, 5 and 6 has the opportunity to make Reconciliation if he/she wishes. Each Class in KS1 and EYFS celebrates a Class Liturgy. Every child in the school has the opportunity to prepare and lead a Collective Worship. Our RE Ambassadors also lead us in Stations of the Cross during Holy Week.
We welcome parents and families to join us in celebrating our faith:
EYFS - Mothers Day + Fathers Day Liturgy
Y1 - Harvest Liturgy
Y2 - Nativity play
Y3 - First Holy Communion Mass
KS2 - Christmas Carol Service
During the year we also have weekly collections for Hosanna House and Children’s pilgrimage Trust (HCPT) at Abbey Mass; we collect food donations for Emmaus House- Acton Homeless- during Harvest time; we raise money for Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster) during Lent; and collect donations at productions for a charity that is chosen each year by the children.