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Religious Education

The named Religious Education (R.E.) Subject Leader at Our Lady's is Miss I Quinn

R.E. teaching at Our Lady's aims to:

  • teach a Religious 'Come & See' programme that ensures progression;
  • encourage study, investigation and reflection by pupils;
  • enable the children to become familiar with religious language, symbols, signs and gestures of worship and prayer;
  • develop an awareness that living in God's way will always demand a commitment and involve a sense of community;
  • develop respect and appreciation of other faiths.

 

Religious Education is taught using the 'Come and See' programme as the core resource. It is supplemented with other cross curricular and multi-faith resources as necessary.  It is important that children develop a knowledge and understanding of faiths that other people follow, therefore we deliver teaching on other faiths through themed weeks.

 

Fr Stephen, in partnership with the parents and the parish feels privileged to prepare Year 3 children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Communion.

 

Celebration of Mass

Mass is celebrated on a Friday, once a month in school, parents and members of the parish are welcome.

 

Children attend Mass at St. Anselm's Church on Holy Days of Obligation as well as significant celebration masses.

 

During the months of October and May, children and parents are invited to pray the rosary.

 

Extract from Section 48 Inspection (June 2017)

Our Lady’s is an outstanding Catholic school. It is a warm, welcoming school with an ethos deeply rooted in Gospel Values. The distinct Catholic identity is evident in the displays throughout the school and the many opportunities for prayer. Relationships between staff, governors, parents and pupils create a confident, secure and nurturing community. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding.

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