Have you heard of the CAFOD Livesimply Award? 

Our Lady of Lourdes is the first school in the

UNITED KINGDOM

to be awarded this much deserved award.

During a rigorous assessment day we were able to show how we:

Live simply,

Live in solidarity with people in poverty,

Live sustainably with creation.

We are so proud of our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Pope Francis’ teachings. 

 

At Our Lady of Lourdes we:


LIVE, LOVE, LEARN
.

 

Our Lady of Lourdes School is proud of its strong links to the Church and we work closely with Fr. Atli Jonsson, parish priest at Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Joseph and St. Teresa.

We also support the children who attend our school from the parishes of St. John Stone and Sacred Heart and from others further across Southport.

 

In our school community everyone has the opportunity of experiencing the love of Christ through sincere concern for one another. This Christian atmosphere provides the basis for the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of the children.

We aim to consider the needs of each individual child and to try to meet these needs.

Our school is fully committed to raising money for good causes, including those in need in our school and parish community. We regularly support charities such a CAFOD, The Rotary Club and The Good Shepherd, as well responding to emergency appeals at times of crisis in the world.

At Our Lady of Lourdes we really do Live, Love, Learn.

 

The termly Religious Education newsletter aims to keep you informed of the themes being studied by each year group and provides ways in which you can support your child’s learning at home.

OUR PARISH CHURCHES

 

The parish churches of Our Lady of Lourdes,  St. Joseph and St. Teresa of Avila. 

Sunday Mass times:

Saturday

5.30 pm – Our Lady of Lourdes Church

7.00 pm – St. Joseph’s Church

Sunday

9.30 am – St. Joseph’s Church

9.45 am – St. Teresa’s Church

11.00 am – Our Lady of Lourdes Church

6.00 pm – St. Teresa’s Church

Contact details: 

Fr. Atli Jonsson

01704 568313

 

CURRICULUM STATEMENT

In September 2012, we were introduced to a new Religious Education programme recommended by the Archdiocese of Liverpool, ‘Come and See‘. It is engaging, inspiring and challenges our children’s thinking. Our pupils have been producing some wonderful assemblies based on the themes we have covered.

 

The programme was developed to respond to the needs of children today in their faith journey, to enable them to grow in their religious literacy and understanding in a way that is coherent with current educational principles. It is designed to support teachers in their delivery of religious education. It integrates the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Levels Of Attainment and the new Religious Education Curriculum Directory. At the heart of the programme is the mystery of God’s self revelation of love through Jesus Christ. Come and See gives pupils the opportunity to explore the mystery of faith through Scripture and Tradition.

Throughout a pupil’s school journey they will each have the opportunity to explore different faiths and religions as part of this curriculum. 

 

Please see our ‘Religious Education policy’ which outlines our approach to teaching R.E. at

Our Lady of Lourdes.

 

RELATIONSHIPS AND SEX EDUCATION 

The Governors at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery and Primary School have adopted the ‘Journey in Love’ programme for the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (R.S.E.). The programme of study is authentic to the teaching of the Catholic Church.

Our named teachers with responsibility for the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (R.S.E.) are:

Mrs. M. Hillsdon (Head teacher)

and

Mrs. A. Swainson (R.E. Subject Leader)

 

‘A Journey in Love’ is our chosen resource for teaching Relationships and Sex Education (R.S.E.) and we are in the third year of using the resource. The scheme has at its foundation the belief that we are made in the image and likeness of God. This is reflected in each stage of a person’s growth in the Primary Years through a series of suggested, progressive and developmental tasks, activities and reflections which focus on physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development.

 

                Reception – God loves each of us in our uniqueness

                Year 1 – We meet God’s love in our family

                Year 2 – We meet God’s love in the community

                Year 3 – How we live in love

                Year 4 – God loves us in our differences

                Year 5 – God loves me in my changing and development

                Year 6 – The wonder of God’s love in creating new life

 

‘Love is the light – and in the end, the only light – that can always illuminate a world grown dim and give us the courage needed to keep living and working.

Love is possible, and we are able to practise it because we are created in the image of God.’

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As part of our commitment to families, we will offer a meeting annually for the parents and carers of children in Years 4, 5 and 6 to discuss the programme. You have the right to withdraw your child from this aspect of the curriculum, however, this is not to be confused with curriculum Science which is statutory.

 

If you require any further clarification regarding this aspect of the curriculum please contact:

Mrs. M. C. Hillsdon (Headteacher)

POLICIES 

Please find the policies relating to the broad umbrella of ‘Religious Education’ below. 

 SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

Sacramental Preparation is specifically for baptised children in year four of the current academic year or older. 

 

Father Atli and catechists from the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Joseph and St. Teresa lead the preparation for the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Reconciliation.

Staff from school often support this. 

 

Each Sunday there are Children’s Liturgy groups at the morning Masses at St. Joseph (9.30am), St. Teresa of Avila (9.45am) and Our Lady of Lourdes (11.00am). 

Father Atli welcomes you.

This year our pupils will celebrate the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist for the first time on the following dates:

Sunday 13th May at St. Teresa’s Church

Sunday 20th May at Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Sunday 27th May at St. Teresa’s Church

Sunday 3rd June at Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Sunday 10th June at Our Lady of Lourdes Church

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