Curriculum

We aim to….

Create a happy, stimulating, caring learning environment where risk taking & challenge is encouraged.

Awaken and nurture a love of learning that will last a lifetime and provide everyone with the skills to pursue that learning independently and collaboratively.

Enable everyone to reach the highest standard of which they are capable.

Encourage all learners to develop their own interests, passions, enthusiasms, creativity and individuality.

Help learners to understand and care about the world and to show love and respect for others.

Empower learners to develop a strong sense of right and wrong, good and bad, equality and justice and develop an ability to act according to these values.

Provide learners with the skills and understanding to live a healthy, successful life, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

We aim to do this in an atmosphere of love, respect, reconciliation and joy in the risen Lord.

 

We believe that children learn best…..

  • If we give them a wide experience of different subjects and activities.
  • If we focus on teaching them skills and how to do things.
  • If they are actively involved, interested and enjoy their learning!

 

Subjects

From Year 1 our curriculum is planned to include all aspects of the 10 subjects outlined in the National Curriculum.

These are Maths, English, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Computing, Art and Design, Music, Languages and Physical Education.

We teach Religious Education through the new Salford Diocesan scheme “Come and See”.

The Gospel values underpin all our curriculum and are the basis for our Spiritual and Personal development.

We also place a strong emphasis on developing children’s understanding of their own and other’s needs and feelings through teaching PSHEC (Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship).

This may be taught as discrete lessons, integrated into other subjects and presented in Assemblies. Each class also follows a “Feelings Barometer” each day so that empathy and understanding for others is highlighted in each class.

Whenever possible we try to make links across subjects so that learning in one area enhances learning in another subject. Subjects such as Maths and English are taught each day and others are planned over the whole year through our Creative Curriculum planning themes and topics. We use “Non Negotiables” for each year group to ensure that there is a clear structure for the progression of skills throughout the school.

Each year group has a long term plan for the year for these themes and topics.

In these topics and themes we encourage the children to ask questions and begin with a “WOW” point of entry – this includes trips and real experiences whenever possible.

Early Years Foundation Stage

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Key Stage 1 Curriculum

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Lower Key Stage 2 Curriculum

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Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum

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Phonics

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Music Provision

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Language Provision

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The Sacramental Programme

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