St Joseph’s Primary School, as a Catholic school promotes the basic British and Christian values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs, further details can be found in the British Values section of our website.
At St. Joseph’s RC Primary School we will ensure that our children are happy, stimulated and challenged so that they can make progress across the curriculum and achieve the highest standards possible. As a Catholic school, the precepts of Catholic education remain at our core. This includes the pursuit of excellence and preparing our children as world citizens of the 21st Century. Children will be taught by teachers with high expectations who will plan a curriculum that is interesting, relevant, extends their understanding of the subject and ensures high quality work and outcomes.
As children progress through the school they will develop high expectations of themselves in terms of their learning and behaviour; they will be encouraged to be independent learners who can also work cooperatively with others. They will develop support skills and nurturing skills towards their peers and younger pupils and also organisational skills to support their learning.
Please view or download our full curriculum statement St Joseph’s RCVA – Curriculum Statement 2020
KS1 and KS2 Curriculum
The Government has launched a new National Curriculum in England which allows children to build their knowledge systematically and consistently, and supports transition through from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4. Further information can be found in the Review of National Curriculum
Below you will find an overview of each part of Our Curriculum here at St. Joseph’s. Please select below to find out about each curriculum subject.
- Religious Education (RE)
- Design & Technology
- Physical Education (PE)
- Art & Design
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
A summary for parents of EYFS children can be found in EYFS Summary for Parents
You can view or download overviews of subjects and topics taught throughout the school year. Below you can see each classes Yearly Overview of the curriculum. you can view our archived curriculum overviews on our website.
- Year 1 Curriculum Map 2019 to 2020
- Year 3/4 Curriculum Map 2019 to 2020
- Year 4/5 Curriculum Map 2019 to 2020
- Year 6 Curriculum Map 2019 to 2020
Phonics and Reading
Teaching children to be good, confident and fluent readers is an essential life skill. From when children enter school, they are taught phonics, which is understanding and applying letters and sounds in order to read and write.
In EYFS and KS1, phonic lessons are delivered every day through the Letters and Sounds programme alongside Jolly Phonics.
In KS2, phonic lessons are necessary for some children, but the curriculum changes in its delivery. More time is spent on guided reading sessions, comprehension lessons and whole class books.
Children must be able to read accurately, but to also digest and understand the words in context. It is imperative that children are reading both at home and school, as it is such an important life skill, and we ask that you would support us with this- either with your child’s reading book, word/sound cards or other material at home that you deem appropriate. Here at St Joseph’s we want children to develop a love for books and enjoy the reading experience.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At St Joseph’s RCVA Primary we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report.
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