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Our Primary Resources aim to offer assistance across all aspects of the Religious Education Curriculum, from sacramental preparation to seasonal resources throughout the year. We hope you find these useful in your school and classroom.

Religious Education Curriculum

An introduction to the curriculum, as well as specific resources for Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4. Also included here is the Religious Education Policy Template which must be in place in each school.

RE Curriculum Introduction
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RE Curriculum Level 1
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RE Curriculum Level 2
RE Curriculum Level 3
RE Curriculum Level 4
RE Policy Template

All schools are asked to have their Religious Education Policy in place and ratified by the Board of Management. When the policy has been completed please send a copy to [email protected]

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RSE Primary Programme - Flourish

Over the last number of years, the Council for Catechetics of the Irish Bishops Conference, with the support of CPSMA, has been engaging with principals, chairs of boards of management, teachers, and parents in the area of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE).  As a result of this engagement, an RSE programme has been developed for use in Catholic Primary Schools.  The RSE Primary Programme is called Flourish and is available for use with all classes, from Junior Infants to Sixth Class in Catholic Primary Schools. All the resources can be accessed here.

The Flourish programme provides resources for teachers encompassing the three strands, ‘Myself’, ‘Myself and Others’ and ‘Myself and the Wider World  outlined by the current SPHE curriculum. This material links with other resources being used by teachers such Webwise and Busybodies while clearly situating the content to be compatible with the Catholic ethos of the school.

Flourish Programme Introduction
Cross Curricular Links & Integration
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RSE Strands and Themes
RSE by Class
RSE Prayerful Reflection
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Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation

A variety of helpful resources to help in the prepartion of children for these sacraments.

Liturgy Preparation - First Reconciliation
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Parents Guide to Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the First Time
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An Introduction to the Do This In Memory Programme
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Do This in Memory Programme Order Form
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Enrolment Ceremony
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Combined Penitential Service and Ceremony of Light
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Confirmation Reconciliation Service
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Service of Reconciliation Apapted from Alive-O 8
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Teacher Notes for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
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GDPR Guidelines on Photography
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Sacramental Contact Information Form
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In November We Remember

Some resources for use in the classroom for the month of November.

November Classroom Resources
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Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week begins on January 23 and runs to January 30. The theme for this year is  Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full.

There are daily resources available in both Irish and English for each level of the primary RE curriculum and they can be downloaded below.

The Poster might be displayed in the School Prayer Space and the Flyer will be useful to all staff members as it details the sub theme for each day of the week.

It would be great to see pictures and hear about what is happening in your school during the week and if you are using social media please use the #CSW2022.

CSW2022 Poster
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CSW2022 Poster Irish
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CSW2022 Primary Flyer
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Primary Junior and Senior CSW2022
Junior and Senior CSW2022 Irish
First and Second Class CSW2022
First and Second Class CSW2022 Irish
Third and Fourth Class CSW2022
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Third and Fourth Class CSW2022 Irish
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Fifth and Sixth Class CSW2022
Fifth and Sixth Class CSW2022 Irish
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Advent & Christmas

The season of Advent creates many opportunities for primary learning and there are many resources for our primary schools available.  Here is a selection of material.

Advent Explained in 2 Minutes
Religious Education Planner December
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An Advent Prayer Space

A video created by Newbridge Parish on creating an Advent Prayer Space in your home.

Your Prayer Space in Advent
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The Advent Wreath

A video prepared by Naas Parish explaining the Advent Wreath and how to make one in your home.

A Prayer Service for the Blessing of Advent Wreaths
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For Blessing of Advent Wreaths during Mass
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Advent Calendar 2021
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St Francis and the Crib - Level 3
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St Andrew - Fact File & Word Search Level 4
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Video about St Andrew
The Feast of St Nicholas -December 6

Information for the teacher and levels 3 & 4

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St Nicholas Activity Sheet

Levels 2 and upwards

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St Nicholas Crossword Puzzle

Levels 3 & 4

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St Nicholas Colouring sheet I

Levels 1 and up

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St Nicholas Colouring sheet 2

Levels 1 and up

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Feasts of Our Lady

Levels 3 & 4, includes information on Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Mary Colouring Page

December 8 is a holy day of obligation. Consider joining the celebration of Mass via the webcam if possible. Talk to your priest about acknowledging the presence of the children on the day.

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What do you know about Mary activity sheet

Level 4

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The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Colouring Page
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Lent & Easter

A selection of resources suitable for primary schools around the themes of Lent & Easter

A Prayer Service for Ash Wednesday for Senior Classes
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Guide for Educators - Lent 2021
Education Kindness - Lent-2021
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Lent Second Class
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Making this Lent a Holy Time

This resource has some information and suggestions for teachers to begin the journey through Lent with their classes .

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My Lenten Prayer and Promise 2021

The Activity Sheet on page 2 can be used by children to record what they will do during under the headings of Pray, Fast & Give during Lent

Saints and Feast Days of the Lenten Season

Find out more about the Feasts of St Patrick, St Joseph and the Annunciation

Ash Wednesday and Lent explained in two minutes

Watch the video to begin to explore the Season of Lent with senior classes.

Feast Days

A KandLe prayer to St Brigid
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Meaning of St Brigid Mosaic
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Senior Infants - St Brigid
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2nd Class - St Brigid
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4th Class - St Brigid
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6th Class - St Brigid
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St Brigid Prayer
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How to make a St Brigid's Cross
How to make a St Brigid's Cross from Paper

Other Useful Resources

Liturgical Year Planner for Schools
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Celebrating the Retirement of a Member of Staff
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Useful resources for Religious Education
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Blessing of Schoolbags and Backpacks
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Inter Religious Literacy - World Faiths
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