At Holy Family we deliver an inclusive, broad, rich and creative curriculum which provides our pupils with engaging, meaningful learning experiences to inspire, enthuse and challenge learning.
We use the Lancashire curriculum plans which incorporate the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and plan for a range of other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.
All subject leaders are given training and opportunity to keep developing their own subject knowledge, skills and understanding so they can support curriculum development and their colleagues throughout the school. Theme weeks, whole school activities and opportunities within and outside school all enrich and develop the children’s learning. We offer a wide range of after school clubs where children gain credits towards Children’s University which extends these opportunities further.
The outdoor environment and the local community are considered an opportunity for active learning for all our pupils. The school grounds have been developed so they can enrich different curriculum areas, particularly science, with the use of our Nature Trail and pond area.
Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through school-based and external performances, competitions and events involving other schools throughout the year. Developing their independence and motivation as learners and their sense of responsibility as future citizens is at the heart of all our teaching and learning.
Teachers use the Lancashire Key Learning Documents to plan learning opportunities, adapting it for classes, and individual learners (see below). Each year group have a range of topics taught across the year which are stimulating and engaging. Each topic is driven by Lead Subjects with strong links made to additional subjects all underpinned by the English curriculum. Mathematics is linked where appropriate and skills are applied across the curriculum but is mainly taught discretely in daily Singapore Maths lessons.
The Read Write Inc phonics scheme is used in EYFS and KS1. Please see the links below for more information.
RE: Come and See (Catholic Life)
We follow Lancashire plans inline with DfE for all other subjects, these should be looked at in conjunction with individual class maps.
Please see class pages for individual curriculum maps / term plans.
Please speak to your child's class teacher if you would like any further information.
Any general curriculum queries should be directed to the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs H Rooney.