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Living, Loving, Learning as followers of Jesus Christ

Curriculum

Curriculum Statement

 

At Holy Family Catholic Primary we deliver an inclusive, broad, rich and creative curriculum which provides our pupils with engaging, meaningful learning experiences that inspire, enthuse and challenge learning. Our aim is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners who show they can ‘Live, Love and Learn as followers of Jesus Christ’. We hope to develop them to fulfil their potential and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to each other, their family, society and the world of work.

 

The RE curriculum follows the Come and See programme with PSHE and Gospel values underpinning all we do at Holy Family. Teachers plan a range of learning opportunities, using the Lancashire Key Learning Documents as a starting point, and adapt the suggested plans to meet the needs of their class and individual learners, taking into account current affairs, our locality and the links we have on our doorstep. For example, Year 3 study the Eliza Fearnley lifeboat disaster, Year 5 visit Martin Mere to study Anglo Saxons and all year groups access The Atkinson library, museum and theatre for different events throughout the year. We are very mindful of the number of nationalities that we have at our school and embrace learning about different cultures, ensuring everyone feels safe and welcomed. We are delighted to embark on the Schools of Sanctuary programme this year which will further enable us to meet the needs of our vulnerable learners. Each topic is driven by lead subjects with strong links made to additional subjects all underpinned by the English curriculum. For Mathematics, we follow Singapore Maths programme with regular links and opportunities to apply these skills across the curriculum.

 

All subject leaders are given training and opportunities to keep developing their own subject knowledge, skills and understanding so they can support curriculum development and their colleagues throughout the school. We have strong links with local high schools through the Southport Learning Partnership and value the specialist expertise they provide to enable us to continually develop our curriculum. We plan regular themed weeks, whole school events and opportunities within and outside school which 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.

 

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)

English - Phonics Scheme Used: Read Write Inc:
Maths:

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.

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