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Religious Education

The named Religious Education (R.E.) Subject Leader at Our Lady's is Mrs G Lang

 

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

  • teach a Religious 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 Eucharist. The preparation takes place during the Spring and Summer terms.

 

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.

 

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

 

Extract from section 48 inspection:

 

"Our Lady's is a very good school with several outstanding features. It is a warm, welcoming and inclusive with an outstanding Catholic ethos which permeates all areas of school life. The Mission Statement, which all members of the community are aware of, drives the school. the inspirational leadership of the headteacher and committed staff and governors are constantly striving to raise standards. The environment, which reflects the strong Catholic ethos, is very attractive and well cared for with many beautiful displays. The care, guidance and support given to pupils is excellent and pupils are justifiably very proud of their school. The pupil's behaviour is excellent and beneficial. Parents are very appreciative of the school and links with the parish and recognise the school's role in the spiritual development of each child."

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