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Religious Education

Religious Education

Religious Education is at the centre of all we do, here at Our Lady Queen of Heaven School. It can be seen throughout our school, not just in our RE lessons, but through Collective Worship, our links with our local parish and our behaviour towards one another.

RE is a core subject and, in line with Bishops' Conference recommendations, 10% of teaching time is allocated to RE.

The school, like all of those in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, uses the "Come and See" program. It is a well structured resource providing Biblical readings, focus questions and spiritual opportunities.


Come and See allows children to explore the religious aspects of life, dignity and purpose within the Catholic tradition. Children reflect on personal experiences and links are made with Catholic and non Catholic faith traditions.
Over the academic year, two other faiths are taught, during the Autumn term we looked at Judaism and during the Summer term will be immersing ourselves in Islam.


A variety of teaching methods and resources are used, including stories from the Bible, songs and hymns, role play, liturgical dance, creative activities, film clips and discussion.


The children cover three themes each term and 63 topics in total from Reception through to Year 6.

The themes are:

Autumn term:
Our church - family, baptism and confirmation - belonging, Advent and Christmas - loving.

Spring term:
Local church - community, Eucharist - relating, Lent and Easter - giving.

Summer term:
Pentecost - serving, reconciliation - inter-relating, universal church - world.


In order for the children to cover all topics across their time at OLQOH, we alternate the topics over a two year cycle.


You can Come and See Re programme topicssee more detail about each topic on the RE Curriculum Programme document below. All of the topics are rooted in the children's own experiences in life, our teachers then extend the learning further through reflection and purposeful activity. We look at Scripture passages that match the topic being covered and unpick the meaning and how we can use this Scripture to enhance our lives and help us to be better Christians.

Each term you will receive a letter that details what the children will cover and the kinds of things you can do at home to support your child.




There are many events throughout the academic year that the children and their families can be involved in. These include:
  • Mass to celebrate the new school year
  • Harvest Festival
  • Advent Devotions which take place every Friday during December to help us prepare our hearts and minds for Jesus at Christmas
  • The Christmas Carol Service at Our Lady's Church
  • The Year 1 and 2 children share the Nativity story with us in the lead up to Christmas
  • Reception children also share the birth of Jesus with us through carols and role play
  • Epiphany Mass
  • Stations of the Cross every Friday morning during Lent
  • Easter Mass
  • Rosary which takes place every Friday during the months of May and October
  • The May Procession and Crowning of Our Lady
  • The Good Shepherd Celebration in the Summer Term
  • End of Year/Leavers Mass where we will celebrate the successes over the past year and the events over the last seven years for our Y6 leavers
  • Reconciliation Services throughout the year, with the opportunity for those who have and those who will be making their First Holy Communion
We do hope you will be involved in as many of these events throughout the year as possible. If you would like anymore information on these events please contact Miss Archer, the RE Coordinator.


Gallery - please click to view

Parent Workshop

Parent Workshop (219KB)

Stay and Pray

Stay and Pray (161KB)

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross (144KB)

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross (202KB)

Stations of the Cross at Our Lady's Church

Stations of the Cross at Our Lady's Church (131KB)

Stations of the Cross at Our Lady's Church

Stations of the Cross at Our Lady's Church (189KB)

Stations of the Cross at Our Lady's Church

Stations of the Cross at Our Lady's Church (153KB)

Reception Nativity

Reception Nativity (158KB)

Reception Nativity

Reception Nativity (186KB)

Reception Nativity

Reception Nativity (175KB)

Reception Nativity

Reception Nativity (180KB)

Reception Nativity

Reception Nativity (206KB)

Reception Nativity

Reception Nativity (174KB)

KS1 Nativity

KS1 Nativity (229KB)

KS1 Nativity

KS1 Nativity (199KB)

KS1 Nativity

KS1 Nativity (209KB)

KS1 Nativity

KS1 Nativity (185KB)

KS1 Nativity

KS1 Nativity (205KB)

KS1 Nativity

KS1 Nativity (214KB)

Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Carol Service (218KB)

Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Carol Service (164KB)

Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Carol Service (162KB)

Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Carol Service (130KB)

Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Carol Service (208KB)

Hebrew Writing

Hebrew Writing (197KB)

Judaism- Books

Judaism- Books (171KB)

Judaism Week

Judaism Week (174KB)

Judaism Week

Judaism Week (194KB)

Other Faiths Week- Judaism

Other Faiths Week- Judaism (180KB)

Harvest

Harvest (196KB)

Kind donations from the community

Kind donations from the community (220KB)

Sharing the Word of God

Sharing the Word of God (156KB)

Family & friends at our Harvest Festival Assembly

Family & friends at our Harvest Festival Assembly (196KB)

Can you catch Grandma?

Can you catch Grandma? (207KB)

Making sandwiches with Grandma

Making sandwiches with Grandma (208KB)

Computing with Nan

Computing with Nan (170KB)

Painting our Grandparents

Painting our Grandparents (154KB)

Painting with Grandad

Painting with Grandad (231KB)

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day (202KB)

Working hard with our Grandparents

Working hard with our Grandparents (191KB)

Rosary during the month of October

Rosary during the month of October (182KB)

Documents - please click to open

docx.gif: Mission Statement

Mission Statement

File size: 1MB (Word 2007 File)

pdf.gif: Our RE Curriculum Programme

Our RE Curriculum Programme

File size: 72KB (PDF File)

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