Curriculum at St. Joseph's
At St. Joseph’s we believe that all learning should take place in a caring environment in which parents and the community have an important role to play.
The curriculum emphasises activity and experience whilst incorporating the statutory guidelines of the National Curriculum. It enables the development of appropriate skills and strategies for learning and it encourages children to develop the social skills necessary for forming positive relationships.
Children are taught in single age classes organised into 3 Key Stages; Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Whilst the programmes of study provide the framework for learning, each teacher plans and resources exciting and challenging learning opportunities designed to bring learning to life. Foundation subjects are taught through a themed approach and detailed in termly Learning Maps.
‘Come and See’
All learning is about God and the curriculum is underpinned by that fundamental belief. We aim to provide our pupils with a broad and balanced learning experience, while focusing on key learning skills that will help to ensure the children are equipped to become effective, life-long learners.
Our RE programme is based upon the core resources recommended by the Diocese and the main aims are to extend each child’s knowledge about Catholicism while encouraging the skills of discussion, debate and reflection. We recognise that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children, particularly in the handing on of the faith. We also use the Diocesan recommended materials entitled ‘A Journey In Love’ the teaching of Education in Personal Relationships
For further information about the curriculum followed at St. Joseph’s please contact us and we’ll be delighted to answer your queries.