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Religious Education & Worship



Here at LSJ we follow the Religious Education in Primary Schools planning from the Diocese of Chester. This scheme of work is a based on 11 Christian theological concepts. Each concept is built on progressively from Reception to Year 6. Schools in the Diocese of Chester have contributed to the writing and trialling of these plans and their input and feedback has been much valued in the completion of the final scheme.

Christianity is the main faith studied each year with a minimum of 50% of the RE curriculum devoted to it. However, all children will experience at least four other major world faiths across their school career.

  • Religious Education will be taught throughout the school. Mainly by the class teacher and may be supported from time to time by clergy from local churches and visiting speakers.
  • Religious Education may be taught in a ‘whole class’ setting but with flexibility to allow for discussion, questioning and reflection in small groups and individually.
  • Teaching and learning of Religious Education is enhanced through visits to local churches such as St James’, St Hilda’s, St John’s URC, Chester Cathedral and other places of worship, both Christian and other.
  • A variety of teaching approaches are encouraged:
    • Teacher presentations and story telling.
    • Role play and drama.
    • Question and answer sessions, discussions and debates.
    • Individual and group research.
    • Photographs, pictures and maps.
    • Artefacts
    • ICT, TV, video, DVD, CD, tape, and PCs to research and communicate ideas.
  • Different teaching/learning styles will support teaching and learning as appropriate.
  • Progression will be guided by the Diocese of Chester Religious Education Guidelines, supported by Chester Diocese Religious Education Syllabus.
  • Religious Education may be integrated with other subjects (in particular, reading and writing).
  • Religious Education resources will be reviewed and updated regularly.
  • Classroom support will be welcomed under the guidance of the teacher, e.g. skilled individuals and parents etc.
  • INSET will be arranged according to school improvement priorities.


The children at Latchford St James CE Primary School enjoy learning about other religions and why people choose, or choose not to follow a religion. Through their R.E. learning, the children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world. Through R.E. our children are developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life and worship, which they are then able to communicate to the wider community.

shared values

Well done to the Hinds family for showing compassion to family, friends and neighbours by displaying acts of kindness.


Well done to Serena and her family for their act of compassion – growing and looking after plants from seed, then delivering them to all 73 residents at the sheltered accommodation for older people, where mum works.


Thank you Sara and Ethan (Year 6) for your beautiful word arts on our Christian Value, ‘Compassion’.

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