Come and See is developed through three themes: Church, Sacrament and Christian Living, based on the documents of the Second Vatican Council, which are sequentially explored each time at greater depths.
Each four-week topic is launched with a ‘Big Question’ and follows the same process:
Explore – this is the introduction to the topic where the pupils’ exploration of their own life experiences and the questions it raises.
Reveal – this is the heart of the topic where knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith is revealed through the Word in Scripture, Tradition, doctrine, prayers, rites and Christian living.
Respond – this is where the learning is reviewed, celebrated and responded to in pupils’ daily life.
At Holy Spirit Catholic Academy, we are required to teach about other religions as part of our Religious Education curriculum. This not only promotes love of our neighbours but also prepares our pupils for life in our local community and indeed modern Britain. In line with the Come and See programme, our pupils spend one week in the Autumn Term studying Judaism and, in the Summer Term, a week on Islam.
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.