Religious Education at St Oswald’s 

Our RE Co-ordinator at St Oswalds is Mrs Croft

R.E. is a very important part of the life of St Oswald's School. We want our children to learn about the world around them and develop their citizenship skills. 

Religious Education (RE) lessons take place on a weekly basis at St Oswald’s but we also have exciting world religion days which provide opportunties for the children to take part in Religious workshops led by educators with different faiths.

Recently, we have had a whole-school Judaism day which was led by Ann Angel who made the day interactive and engaging. 

The children are introduced to the beliefs of Christianity and Judaism in the infants and these teachings are built upon as they enter the juniors, together with beliefs of Islam and Hinduism.

We ensure that as well as teaching the children knowledge about the different faiths they are also given opportunities to reflect on their own beliefs and appreciate the different viewpoints of others and their peers.  We do make sure that there is a distinction between learning about and learning from religion so that personal reflection is not rushed into before spending adequate time learning about each topic.  Throughout this process “Big Questions” are encouraged and children are given opportunities to reconsider their initial thinking, extend their enquiry or re-prioritise their questions.  In order to provide for this we follow the concepts and enquiry planning model:

The children are engaged through visiting speakers, drama activities, role playing festivals, art work, exploring beliefs in creative and imaginative ways, writing activities, educational visits and studying religious artefacts.

Due to the children being in mixed year group classes each class follows a two-year rolling program (see below), ensuring that all required units are taught.  However, as OFSTED advocate, we ensure that this is not followed too rigidly so that children’s opportunities to engage in broader key ideas or questions are hindered (October 2013).

If you have any questions about the RE schemes of work please do not hesitate to speak with Mrs Croft. 

Follow the link below to the Chester Diocesan website to find our R.E. Scheme of Work:


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St Oswald's Worleston Primary School

Church Road,
Aston Juxta Mondrum,


Main contact Mrs Claire Jordan
SEN Contact Mrs Jo Cliffe