R.E. as the Core of the Core Subjects
Religious Education lies at the heart of all we do. This is taught within our Roman Catholic guidelines, using the ‘Come and See’ programme.Relationships and Sex Education is based on the ‘Journey in Love’ Programme; linking very strongly to the R.E. themes and topics for each year group and is approached in the context of personal dignity and uniqueness.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Children entering school in the Reception Class are taught from the Learning Areas of the Early Years/Foundation Stage Curriculum. Self- initiated learning and activities run alongside the more formal, adult- led learning experiences that ensure children develop firm foundations in Literacy and Numeracy. The Reception Class follows a topic based curriculum, with a key central theme each half term. As much as possible activities and work in different areas are linked together by a theme.
From Year 1 to Year 6, Teaching and Learning in the Core Subjects (English, Mathematics, Science) is based on the 2014 National Curriculum.
Foundation subjects (Music, History, Geography, Art & Design, Physical Education, Design & Technology, Modern Foreign Language) are mostly taught through an integrated topic based approach – similar to that of the reception class curriculum linking subjects together.
Teachers constantly seek to enhance children’s learning experiences by creating a stimulating learning environment with high quality displays which incorporate and place high value on children’s work. Wherever possible they make use of additional resources via libraries and museums, educational visits and visitors school, themed days to relate to topics.
Independent project work allows children to focus on an aspect of the topic that particularly interests them and to present their research and views in a wide variety of formats from written reports and PowerPoint presentations to models and films. These projects also encourage support from parents and carers who can often provide additional knowledge and/or presentation skills as well as enjoying being part of the learning process with their children.
Lunchtime and After-School activities further enrich the curriculum. A wide variety take place each year; predominantly led by school staff on a voluntary basis. These include different sports e.g. Netball, Football, Touch rugby, basketball, badminton, multi-skills (Activities vary each term)
- Art Club
- Country Dancing
- Hip-Hop Club
- Percussion Group
- Eco Club
- Cookery Club
- Ballroom Dancing
- Science Club
We try to ensure that the Curriculum provision allows every child to achieve his/her best; recognising that children have different learning styles, and ensuing that planning caters for the different needs of individual pupils.
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