St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Our Ethos Question this w/b 18th June: Do I recognise and accept that while we have things in common, we are also different?


National Curriculum

 You can view the 'Curriculum Map' for your child's class on their class webpage located in 'About Us' - 'Classes'. This will give you an overview of all the different aspects of the curriculum your child will learn during the academic year.

Once our children move into Year 1 they begin the transition to the National Curriculum. This consists of the subjects:  Religious Education, English, Maths, Science, Computing, Design Technology, Music, PE, History, Geography, Art and Design and PHSCE (Personal, Health, Social and Citizenship Education).

         Your child's teacher will report on whether your child is working within age related expectations or not, what school is doing to ensure their progress and what you can do to help them. 

We deliver a Creative Curriculum built on theme based learning to enthuse our children and engage them. This curriculum includes lots of shared talk, opportunities to carry out research, creativity and active learning!

We will be teaching knowledge and skills of all the foundation subjects through a range of themes such as: 'Splendid Skies!', 'Warrior!', 'Beachcomber!' and 'Blue Abyss!'

In our Maths session we always start with a mental maths focus to ensure the children retain important knowledge in order to make good progress. We place emphasis too on problem solving and reasoning to ensure the children apply the skills taught in a range of contexts and at a deeper level!

Classroom displays will give an idea of what goes on in class in addition to the information our parents/carers receive through meetings and letters from school.

In all our curriculum areas we aim to stimulate a thirst and enthusiasm for learning, celebrating achievements however small. We encourage our children to improve their skills in all areas on the journey they share with us as lifelong learners!

Have a look in 'Gallery of Work' to see some of our displays!

Whenever possible, we broaden the children’s learning by offering educational visits, inviting visitors into school and planning workshop events (see Curriculum Events link in the Parent/Carer tab).

We also want to ensure our children enjoy an active curriculum and aim to include activities such as flying kites,  making dens, rolling down hills and much more!

This active curriculum culminates in the Year 6 residential activities. Look at the 'Kepplewray' photos in Curriculum Events (link in Parent/Carer tab!)