Just like a family....
St Joseph’s is a Catholic School and so Religious Education is taught in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church using the ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’ programme. Religious Education is at the heart of our whole curriculum.
The curriculum here at St Joseph’s is built on creativity and enjoyment.
Our creative curriculum is carefully planned into topics which encompass subjects across the whole curriculum. Our aim is to support children's natural curiosity and to stimulate their imaginations. Where possible teachers in Years 1 and 2, 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 plan together, with topics planned on a two-year cycle. Teachers use the Programme of Study relevant to each year group to plan for their own class. The Early Years Unit teaches topics on an annual programme.
Our curriculum offers children the opportunity to plan their learning, and to work in depth, giving them the time they need to reflect, consolidate and transfer their learning. Regular maths, reading, grammar, phonics and writing lessons take place throughout the week.
For teaching phonics we use a combination of Jolly phonics and Monster Phonics.
We do not use one particular reading scheme, but use Oxford Reading Tree and Nelson scheme books, supported with real books.
Each class has an opportunity to share their learning once a term during our sharing assemblies, which parents and other family members are invited to attend.
Please click on the relevant class page on this website to see each year group’s curriculum information for the term.
If you need any further information about the school curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher or to the Principal.
Life Without Levels
Please click on this link to see the Powerpoint presentation about 'Life Without Levels', delivered at our recent Assessment Evening.