We have designed a creative and engaging curriculum at St Joseph's so that each term the children fully immerse themselves in a well-themed, central topic to which each area of the curriculum is linked. From 'Victorians...what the Dickens?' to 'DRAGONS!' every area of the curriculum is explored. In this way we are also able to ensure that all the programmes of study for the National Curriculum 2014 are covered in sufficient depth.
Curriculum newsletters for each year group are included here so that you can see the exciting things that the children will be learning. Click the images below to see details.
At St Joseph's we encourage our pupils to be independent and resilient learners. By embracing a growth mindset and developing a whole school language for learning, pupils and staff are more able to meet and exceed expectations. There is no ceiling on what we can learn and where our learning can take us.
If you would like any more information on the curriculum, please contact either your child's class teacher or Mrs Wallace.
To teach the Maths national curriculum, we use Big Maths (daily CLIC session: rapid, repeated recall and use of core maths facts and skills) and Big Maths: Outer Maths (daily Maths lessons covering the whole curriculum). We held informative Maths workshops for parents in summer term 2017 and will aim to repeat this soon. Our school Calculations Policy is available for you to read, in order to be more informed when supporting your child at home.
We encourage pupils to learn key number facts and timetables through our innovative Total Recall reward system. Children practise, practise, practise being able to recall the facts as quick as lightning and then ask to be tested by the quiz master, Mrs Wallace! The children are awarded the badges when they can answer a selection of questions quickly and accurately. Details of badges can be found by clicking the image below.
The revised National Curriculum 2014 included more rigorous requirements for understanding of grammar techniques. The document below details what will be covered in each year group from Year 1 to Year 6.