The Way, The Truth and The Life




At  Our Lady of Victories' Catholic Primary School we follow The Way the Truth and the Life RE scheme. This Programme of Study covers the teachings and the practices of the Catholic Church and how these impact the lives of people today. 

At OLV we enrich this scheme through a Creative Curriculum approach, using a variety of activities and resources to bring to life the teachings of Jesus. 


Other faiths are addressed as a consequence of, and in the context of, Catholic teaching. Catholic teaching about the action of God in the world requires an informed and respectful approach to other faith. Catholics can  learn from the practices of other faiths (e.g. patterns of prayer, fasting, pilgrimages etc.).

The scheme incorporates attainment targets: learning about the Catholic faith (AT1) and learning from the Catholic faith (AT2). These are set out in the form of specific key learning objectives for each module.

The topics for each year group are as follows:

  HT 1 HT 2 HT 3 HT 4 HT 5 HT 6
Reception God's World God's Family Getting to Know Jesus Sorrow and Joy New Life The Church
Year 1 God's Great Plan Mary, Mother of God Families and Celebrations Following Jesus Resurrection Miracles
Year 2 Chosen People Mysteries The Good News The Mass Eastertide Birth of the Church
Year 3 The Christian Family Mary, Our Mother Jesus the Teacher Called to Change Celebrating Easter & Pentecost Being a Christian
Year 4 The Bible Trust in God Eucharist Jesus the Saviour The Mission of the Church Belonging to the Church
Year 5 Gifts from God God's Covenants Inspirational People Reconciliation Life in the Risen Jesus The Transforming Spirit
Year 6 The Kingdom of God Justice Exploring the mass Jesus the Messiah Called to Serve Faith in Action