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St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

A place of educational excellence with Christ at the centre

Come and See/ To Know You More Clearly

Come and See is a Catholic Primary Religious Education programme for Foundation and Key stages 1 and 2. The programme of study, written by a group of experienced diocesan advisors was introduced across the Federation in September 2012 and has been warmly received by staff and pupils. The child friendly material provided within Come and See allows children to explore the teachings of the Catholic Church through the use of age appropriate resources and activities.

Each year group from Foundation 1 to year 6 have their own list of focus topics to consider throughout the academic year. The topic 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.

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.

Please find below information on how we track and assess the children's progress. The children also complete a termly RE assessment task. 


'To Know you more clearly' is currently being mapped out and will be introduced to Reception in September 2024. The implementation plan is with governors for approval and will be shared soon. 

From September 2024, to fulfil our aims and objectives we will use the ‘To Know You More Clearly’ programme from the new Religious Education Directory prescribed by the Bishop of Northampton. This programme is currently optional but will be compulsory for all year groups from September 2026. 

 Overview of Content – Concepts

 The ‘To Know You More Clearly’ Programme

 Ways of Knowing 

Ways of Knowing
Understand Discern Respond
See Judge Act
What will I see and hear to help me understand? How will I discover more? What can I do now?

Branches and Lenses

There are six branches in ‘To know You More Clearly’ – one per half term. The branches are:

  1. Creation and Covenant
  2. Prophecy and Promise
  3. From Galilee to Jerusalem
  4. From Desert to Garden
  5. To the Ends of the Earth
  6. Dialogue and Encounter

Each branch follows:

  • Here
  • Believe
  • Celebrate
  • Live

At the end of each branch and lenses the children will:

  • Understand
  • Discern
  • Respond