The Curriculum

Key Stage 1 – Years 1 & 2

Key Stage 2 – Years 3 - 6

The curriculum is at the heart of everything we do in our busy learning environment. At St Paul’s, we continually strive to challenge our children to achieve their full potential and we believe that a broad, balanced curriculum with rigorous standards is central to this.  Central to all we do in school is the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, intellectual, physical and creative development of the children. Alongside the content and delivery of the formal curriculum is all the content which further develop children's skills and personal attributes. We try to draw very explicit links between real life experiences and what the children are learning in class. 

A carefully balanced programme of teaching the National Curriculum subjects is maintained and we seek to deliver a creative programme of study. The organisation of the teaching aims to develop the whole child and to show links between the various subject areas. It incorporates class, group and individual teaching where appropriate. Children are encouraged to work responsibly and collaboratively with their peers. The variety of styles, together with careful planning and the good use of resources, motivates children’s learning and encourages interest, enquiry and inventiveness.

Subjects delivered include Religious Education, English, Maths, Science, Computing, PE, Geography, History, Music, Art, Design Technology, Spanish, PSHE (Personal Social Health) and Citizenship. These subjects may be taught separately or as cross-curricular themes to individual, groups or whole classes of children. We have a long-term curriculum map in place to ensure that all the requirements of the National Curriculum are met. The teachers in each Key Stage all plan and work closely together to ensure all our children receive a creative, variety and cross-circular curriculum.

Religious Education:

As a Catholic School, we attach the greatest importance to Religious Education in the life of our School. This not only applies to specific RE lessons, but in the everyday interaction of school life, assemblies, meal times, play times and all the relationships that exist within St. Paul’s. We try to help children to find a personal faith in God and to enjoy a sense of awe and wonder at His creation. We teach tolerance and respect for other faiths, races and cultures. Fr. Perry, our Parish Priest, takes an active interest in the school and its religious life. Mass and liturgies are celebrated in the school each term. The school celebrates an act of collective worship each day, in class groups or as a whole school.

 

ST. PAUL'S CURRICULUM MAP 2017/18:

Please click here for the curriculum map for 2017/18.

 

 

PARENT'S COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL CURRICULM:

 

Please click here for a Parent's Complete Guide to the National Curriculum.

 

YEAR 1:

Please click here for a Parent's Guide to the National Curriculum in Year 1.

 

YEAR 2:

Please click here for a Parent's Guide to the National Curriculum in Year 2.

 

YEAR 3:

Please click here for a Parent's Guide to the National Curriculum in Year 3.

 

YEAR 4:

Please click here for a Parent's Guide to the National Curriculum in Year 4.

 

YEAR 5:

Please click here for a Parent's Guide to the National Curriculum in Year 5.

 

YEAR 6:

Please click here for a Parent's Guide to the National Curriculum in Year 6.