St John Fisher: Our Vision
At St John Fisher, we strive to create a school community where children and adults achieve their full potential and SHINE! We will achieve this through engagement, high expectations and by treating all with respect and dignity.
- We will be consistent in all we do, fulfilling our mission inspired by the image of Christ, promoting the fullness of Christian life.
- We promote respect for ourselves, for others, their cultures and for the environment.
At St John Fisher, we follow the Come and See programme of Religious Education recommended by the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The aim of this programme is to explore the religious dimensions of questions about life, dignity and purpose within the Catholic tradition.
Each year group from Reception to Year 6 have their own list of focus topics to cover throughout the academic year all linked by a central theme. The topics will coincide with the church calendar however, the depth in which the topic is explored is dependent upon the respective age of the child. For example, during Lent, whilst all children will learn about the plight of Christ, our Early Years children will consider the importance of growing and new life; Key Stage 1 children explore the effect of change and opportunities, with Key Stage 2 children considering the importance of self-discipline, sacrifice, death and new life.
Each topic is split into 3 sections-
Children learn through shared experiences and make connections between their life experiences and their friends.
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.
Children remember and celebrate what they have learnt and apply their knowledge individually.
Children learn through shared experience and make connections between life’s experiences and the gospel teachings. Teaching methods stimulate activities resulting in a response from the ‘heart’ of the child, developing attitudes of respect and reverence and an understanding that following Jesus is a call to holiness a
nd wholeness of life.
Children are taught in as creative a way as possible, using for example, role play, hot seating, drama, art, music, reflection; the children learn and live through experiencing living faith.
Year 6 Come and See assembly
Year 6 celebrated the end of their first topic ‘Loving’ with us in October. The big question in this topic is really important to reflect on…do you have to earn love?