Here at Holy Family Catholic Primary School, we offer a broad, rich and balanced curriculum which actively promotes 'British Values'. Click here to read our 'British Values' school policy.

Our Curriculum

FOUNDATION STAGE CURRCICULUM

Here at Holy Family the children will follow The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework. This framework ‘sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.’

There are seven areas of learning:-

  • Communication and language;
  • Personal, social and emotional development;
  • Physical development;
  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design.

These areas of learning are very evident in the classroom setting as the rooms are designed to further promote the learning of the children through play with a mixture of adult led and child initiated activities.

Further information can be found at:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/a0068102/early-years-foundation-stage-eyfs

KEY STAGE 1 CURRICULUM

The children in Key Stage 1 follow the statutory programme of study for English and Maths. The other subjects are taught through our curriculum taking account of all the statutory requirements. Further information can be found at

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

The teaching of reading and phonics is very important in Foundation and Key Stage 1. Reading is taught during lessons and also in small groups.  We use the following reading schemes:

Oxford Reading Tree, Phonics Songbirds, Oxford Phonics and Bug Club from Pearson as well as a range of non-fiction books.

KEY STAGE 2 CURRICULUM

The children in Key Stage 2 follow the statutory programme of study for English, Maths and Science.

We follow two reading schemes for our guided reading focussing on fluent reading, comprehension and knowledge of different types of texts and genres. We use a mixture of texts taken from Badgers reading scheme and Online Active Learn (Bug Club) materials from Pearsons.

The other subjects are taught through our curriculum taking account of all the statutory requirements. Further information can be found at

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

To view the Lancashire Curriculum we follow at Holy Family in Year 1-6 please click here.