Learning & the Curriculum

 

St Catherine's Catholic Primary School is a one-form entry school with a Pupil Admission number (PAN) of 30.

 

This enables us to work in single year groups without the added difficulty of mixing classes and provides a simple structure for our curriculum content and delivery.

We have designed our curriculum to ensure that all National Curriculum statutory requirements are met through a range of interesting, relevant and inspiring cross-curricular topics.

Long Term Subject Plans are in place for all subjects and can be found via the links below:

 

Long Term Plan - Art

Long Term Plan - DT

Long Term Plan - Geography

Long Term Plan - History

Long Term Plan - Music

Long Term Plan - Computing

Long Term Plan - Religious Education

Long Term Plan - Science

For more detail, and to find out which topics are covered in each year group, please go to the relevant Year Group page.  Here you will find a Long Term coverage sheet for the year alongside 6 topic plans outlining how skills and knowledge are delivered and interwoven to create exciting topics and themes. 

 

If you would like more information about the curriculum topics please speak to the class teachers. The current National Curriculum "A guide for parents" is attached:

 

Other ways in which you can help your child

  • Read regularly with your child.  Share books with younger children by talking about the pictures.  Discuss storylines, characters and authors with older children.  Write a comment in his/her Reading Record – this establishes productive communication between home and school.

  • Help your child with their homework, ensuring they have a suitable space at home for working.  Ask them to explain their task to you and make sure that they are confident about it.  Offer to help when necessary and encourage them to finish the task in a way that is careful and well presented.  Ensure that homework is completed and returned to school on the day expected.  

  • PE Kit.  PLEASE ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school on the appropriate day.  This is a very important point as it is an expectation of the National Curriculum and a statutory requirement. 

Additional Information for Parents

Please find below links to Presentations which have been created to inform parents of our preparations for Government Regulation Tests:

Phonics Parent Information Presentation

KS2 SATs Parent Information Presentation