Our curriculum has been designed to reflect that life at St Oswald’s is rich, varied, inclusive, exciting, challenging and inspiring. Our broad and balanced curriculum promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and provides opportunities for pupils to:

 · Be happy, enthusiastic and reflective learners who take an active part in lessons

· Think creatively, engage in problem solving and develop their resilience

· Develop an awareness of their own and other religious and spiritual development;

· Become responsible, rights-respecting and caring citizens who appreciate diversity and make a positive contribution to our school and wider community

· Develop their confidence and their capacity to learn and work independently and cooperatively with others

 · Develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in all areas to enable them to make rapid progress.

In order to allow the children to fully develop these aptitudes, language is a key focus for us, both to develop the children’s communication abilities, and also to provide them with the rich and specific vocabulary from across the curriculum that underpins their knowledge and understanding, further enhancing their subject specific knowledge and understanding. We teach the National curriculum using a subject based approach which is enhanced by a carefully planned range of educational visits and memorable learning experiences which may include theme days, key speakers and visitors to school. We use a range of teaching strategies that take into account the ways in which children learn in order to foster engagement, motivation and creativity. Our curriculum alongside the National Curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and experiences of later life.


“Our school family, where all are valued, is centred on faith in Christ”  

Within each subject tab you will find a curriculum map which outlines what the children in each year group will be taught.

More detailed plans can be found within year group tabs.

As well as curriculum based learning, the children at St Oswald's enjoy a range of fantastic whole school events and opportunites. These are detailed in the Curriculum guide alongside fundraising events. 

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St Oswald's CE Primary School. Ronald Ross Avenue, Netherton, Bootle L30 5RH

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