RE Curriculum


The ‘Way the Truth and the Life’ syllabus is embedded throughout school to teach the RE curriculum. The primary content of all religious education material is the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church and their implications for the lives of people today, and particularly for the lives of the pupils. ‘The Way the Truth and the Life’ focuses on the three key elements of the Christian faith:

1.      That every human event is marked by the creative activity of God which communicates goodness to all beings;

2.      That the reality and power of sin limit and numb every person;

3.      That the life, death and resurrection of Christ, communicated by the Holy Spirit, give believers the hope of a definitive ‘fulfilment’.


From September 2025 a new RE curriculum will be implemented across all classes. “To Know you more clearly, The Religious Education Directory” sets out the new curriculum following a pattern where Children hear, believe, celebrate and live out the Gospel. Over the next two years, there will be a transitional phase where we move from the old to the new curriculum.


From September 2023, we will begin teaching the new Curriculum following the Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 objectives. To support in teaching this new curriculum teachers will use a resource called “The Vine and the branches” supplemented with other resources.


The pupils in EYFS, Y5 and Y6 will continue to follow ‘The Way the Truth and the Life’ syllabus.


Contact the School

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Turner Lane
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom

Main Contact: Mrs S Phoenix (School Business Manager)

Tel: 0161 368 2934

SEN Contact: Mrs R Shackleton

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