Our Mission & RE Curriculum
We are committed to developing a diverse community of excellence driven by the values of love, forgiveness, trust and acceptance.
With Christ at the centre of all learning we will inspire every individual to have the confidence to develop their unique potential and be a responsible, effective member of society.
We offer a school that is: safe, creative and exciting. Together we will achieve in God’s love.
“Achieving Together In God’s Love”
‘The aim of Catholic education is to draw out of all people their God-given potential to enable them to fulfill their unique role in society.’
Core principles - Blessed Christopher Wharton Trust.
Our Primary aims:
- to promote knowledge and understanding of Catholic faith and life.
- Children will meet the Diocesan Standards for Primary Religious Education, which will be taught by highly qualified staff who will engage children’s intellect, heart and imagination, inspiring enthusiasm and interest in RE.
- to promote the unique and individual talents of each child and ensure that they reach their full potential.
- to promote the skills required to engage in examination of and reflection upon religious belief and practice.
- to promote a close relationship between home, school and parish.
Programme of Study:
To fulfil the above aims and to address the 4 areas of study outlined in the Curriculum Directory – Revelation, Church, Celebration and Life in Christ - The Way, The Truth and The Life programme is used as recommended by the Diocese.
From 2019 we also follow the Diocese implementation of the “Virtues to live by” a collection of Virtues that coincide with the Church Year that are taught throughout the 3 terms. Children learn about the Virtues, links to the Bible, Jesus’ teachings and their everyday life. Through Liturgies, assemblies, collective worship and circle time they explore these virtues and are commended for living them in their daily lives. We aim to teach our children to display virtues to others and carry out our Mission.
Link to the Virtue site : https://www.virtuestoliveby.org/
All the planning for each year group, with key I can statements can be found here : https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/education/education/primary/way-truth-life.php
We also hold special days/ weeks around certain religious festivals to make aware their importance i.e Diwali, Eid.
The impact of RE in Our Lady of Victories is that all our children will use the lessons and virtues taught to enable them to become ‘Confident and effective members of society.’ Mission Statement.
We have a KS2 RE council that are vocal across school and lead Worships and key events through the Church year - Remembrance Day, leading the Rosary, Advent and Lent.
Close links with the Church and Father McCreadie show children are involved in the Parish. We have a school choir that sing at Parish Masses; Class Masses where each class in KS2 is invited to bring their families to Mass on Sunday; parish events ( i.e Christmas Dinner/ Summer Fair) We celebrate key dates : Our Lady’s Birthday; Trust day; May Devotion; Blessed Christopher Wharton in November; showing the whole Ethos is ever present, highly visual and the Virtues we teach are continuous throughout the year.
Friends of OLV : our Parent group will be re-launched in September 2021 led by one of our Early Years Practitioners. The aim is to share with parents their children’s love of RE and make strong links within the Parish and Community.
Below is a video of our Passion play this year, Easter 2018.
Below is a video of our Passion play this year, Easter 2016.
Below is a video showing highlights of our Easter 2015 celebrations.
Below is a video of our Passion Play from Easter 2015
Below is a video from our Remembrance Day Service, November 11th 2014.
Our school is part of a Multi-Academy Trust along with our friends at St. Anne's Catholic Primary School. The Trust is named after Blessed Christopher Wharton. We have been learning all about him and his life.If you click below, you can hear Sara, one of our year 6 pupils, talking about our patron.
Below is a video from our Foundation Stage's Collective Worship.