I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  John 10:10

 

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 

HOLY FAMILY CURRICULUM OFFER

At Holy Family School the dedicated staff believe that every minute counts and we aim to offer a relevant and creative curriculum where all pupils are engaged and excited to learn and have fun!  We want the pupils to enjoy being children whilst also preparing them for the future – encouraging them to grow in faith of Jesus Christ as well as being resourceful and resilient.

We take a thematic approach to the teaching and learning of the foundation subjects, using the National Curriculum objectives and ensuring progression of skills and the acquisition of knowledge through all subjects.

At Holy Family school we are extremely lucky in that we have a superb and varied outdoor area in which the children can explore, experiment and learn.  To further enhance our curriculum offer we also employ a Specialist Dance Teacher who delivers the dance part of the PE curriculum.

We believe it is important that the children also have time to be silent – this may be through prayer and liturgy to strengthen their relationship with God and also through mindfulness. This is important to build resilience and a sense of well-being. 

FOUNDATION STAGE CURRICULUM

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

Key Stage 2 Results 2019