St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Park Road, Smethwick

Curriculum

Curriculum Statement

The Academy committee is required to produce a curriculum statement annually. This replaces the requirement under the School Framework and Standards Act 1998 for a curriculum plan.

Curriculum Provision at St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School

Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum introduced in 2014. We enhance this with planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Learning is always exciting and in a meaningful context for children. Where commonality exists between subjects and aspects, learning is linked and lessons taught using a cross-curricular/thematic approach. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discretely. The rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the core curriculum is a driver for the entire curriculum.

We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident independent learners and successful adults. Children begin to read and write in Reception. Participation in daily phonics sessions helps children develop their acquisition of sounds and this in turn promotes the children’s reading and understanding of text. In addition, all children take part in a daily English and Mathematics lesson

At St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be age, disability, gender, race or sexuality. A rigorous, well planned curriculum, delivered by excellent staff in an ethos of care, love and support enables our pupils to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a thirst for learning and respect for all around them.

The curriculum at St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School aims to:

  • Inspire children to develop a love of learning.
  • Embed skills to prepare children for further learning and productive adulthood.
  • Take learning beyond the classroom.
  • Develop children to become reflective learners who have a sense of responsibility for their own learning and development.
  • Build confidence and motivation within our children.
  • Grow children who understand the importance of perseverance, resilience and tolerance.
  • Enable children to use their acquired skills and knowledge to observe, question and think.
  • Learn to value others, their views, cultures and beliefs.

New Curriculum: End of Year Expectations

New Curriculum: Non-Negotiables

 

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