Please click on the links below to view each curriculum page.
Year Group Curriculum Overview - Available on this link
Information for Parents - National Curriculum Tests Key Stage 1 & 2
As we are now in the end of year testing period for Key Stage 1 and 2, the Standards and Testing Agency have provided a useful information leaflet for parents. This leaflet provides information about the purpose of the tests, how parents can best support their children and how results will be reported. This is a useful source of information, please find the shared link attached below.
.Curriculum Statement 2017 - 2018
Governing bodies are required to produce a curriculum statement annually. This replaces the requirement under the School Framework and Standards Act 1998 for a curriculum plan.
From September 2014 there is an expectation from the government for all mainstream primary schools to deliver the new National Curriculum. We have therefore adapted our School curriculum accordingly to ensure that we meet the current aims and statutory requirements.
Curriculum Provision at Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Our bespoke curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum (2014), we enhance this with planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Learning is always exciting and in a meaningful context for children. Where commonality exists between subjects and aspects, learning is linked and lessons taught using a cross-curricular approach. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discretely. The rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the core curriculum is a driver for the entire curriculum.
We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident independent learners and successful adults. Children rapidly begin to read in our Reception class by following a programme called 'Read Write Inc.' All children engage in a daily literacy skills session where they develop their reading and comprehension skills in addition to developing a command of all aspects of the English language. In addition, all children take part in a daily English and Mathematics lesson.
At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be age, disability, gender or race. A rigorous, well planned curriculum, delivered by inspiring staff in an ethos of love, care and support enables our pupils to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a thirst for learning and respect for all around them.
Our Religious Education programmes of study is based on guidance from the Birmingham Archdiocese. We follow the diocesan RE strategy ‘Learning and Growing’, this is supplemented by a variety of materials.
We also value the role of modern foreign languages in the curriculum and Spanish is taught throughout KS2.
When children leave Holy Family Catholic Primary School at the end of Year 6, they should be equipped with the full range of skills that enables them to become lifelong learners.
The curriculum at Holy Family Catholic Primary School aims to:
- Foster a love of learning.
- Embed skills to prepare children for further learning and productive adulthood.
- Enrich learning by providing a comprehensive enrichment programme beyond the classroom.
- Develop children to become reflective learners who have a sense of responsibility for their own learning and development
- Build confidence and motivation within our children.
- Grow children who understand the importance of perseverance, resilience and tolerance.
- Enable children to use their acquired skills and knowledge to observe, question and think.
- Promote respect and value for others, their views, cultures and beliefs.
All schools are legally bound to provide a basic curriculum consisting of religious education and, for pupils of compulsory school age, the National Curriculum.
We aim to provide a balanced and broadly based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils at school to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of adult life. These aims reflect LEA policy on curriculum ‘Entitlement and Achievement’.
A copy of the Governor’s Curriculum Policies may be viewed at the school.