Our Faith

Living, Sharing, Experiencing and Celebrating our Catholic Faith

At St Modwen’s, our faith is central to everything we do. Together we believe is at the heart of our ABC.

We show this in many ways.  There are regular assemblies, masses and liturgies to which parents are always welcome.  Fr Stephen and Fr Long visit classes to support our RE curriculum and where possible classes visit church to explore our own parish church.

The curriculum we follow is based around ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’ developed by the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Celebrating the sacraments is a vital part of nurturing the children’s faith.  Year 3 prepare for First Holy Communion, while the Year 6 programme includes Confirmation.  We really appreciate the support of parents in Year 3 and Year 6, through prayers services, celebration and parents' meetings.  In this way the home, school and parish work very closely together in partnership.

We expect all children to participate in various RE activities, and we always aim to include all children wherever appropriate.  All children have opportunities to lead and participate in prayers, readings and singing whatever their religion.  We embrace the culture and heritage of all children and follow a planned programme of work to raise multi-cultural awareness.

The importance of prayer is evident throughout school.  The children are encouraged to learn set prayers for the beginning and end of the school day, together with grace before and after meals and traditional prayers of the Catholic Church.  Parental support in promoting prayer is very much appreciated. 

We celebrate Mass in school most Fridays at 9:15am. Every family receives a Wednesday Word resource sheet each week to promote family prayer and reflection. Look at the website for more ideas...