Religious Education in the Primary School

Religious Education in Primary Schools

Religious Education in Catholic primary schools is guided by the Catholic Preschool and Primary Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland. The curriculum is a framework  that describes the content of Religious Education, not a programme for use in the classroom.  It is envisaged that programmes and other resources will be developed to support its implementation. It  was developed to respond to the shifting cultural and educational context in which primary Religious Education is carried out today. The curriculum  offers a common educational language for all those responsible for the quality of Catholic Religious Education at preschool and primary level. The curriculum enables children to enhance their spiritual lives, to gain knowledge of Christian beliefs , to develop key skills of religious literacy and to develop positive Christian attitudes and values. (adapted from the Catholic Preschool and Primary Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland)

Click here for further information and to access the Catholic Preschool and Primary Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland

 

Useful Resources
Grow In Love
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Revised Missal: Explaining the Changes- Information for Teachers
The Revised Missal: Prayer Card for Schools


CREIDIMID Newsletter

The CREIDIMID newsletter is a monthly religious education resource produced by the Limerick Diocesan Advisory Service to support primary school teachers.  It may also be a useful resource for clergy prior to classroom visitations. Please email Sister Rose Miriam if you would like to join the mailing list.  Email: srrosemiriam@ldo.ie