St Catherine’s offers a broad and balanced and relevant curriculum, which reflects the society in which we live. Our aim is to provide a fun, meaningful and hands on curriculum which enables all children to participate, enjoy and excel. Our curriculum enriches the lives of pupils; helps children live out the Gospel values and provides skills for life beyond school.
The children are encouraged to learn in an active way by observing, questioning, investigating and drawing conclusions. We aim for all the children to become confident and independent learners who are well-motivated and enjoy learning. The children have pride in their achievements and respect for the multi-cultural society in which we live.
Our curriculum is organised with a topic based approach, where the work for the half term is taught in a cross curricular way.
Come and visit our school so we can show you the curriculum in action.
THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE CURRICULUM
Prime Areas of Learning
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Self Confidence and Awareness
Managing Feelings & Behaviour
Communication and Language
Listening & Attention
Moving & Handling
Health & Self Care
Specific Areas of Learning
Space, Shape & Measures
Understanding The World
People & Communities
Expressive Arts & Design
Exploring Media & Materials
KEY STAGE 1 and 2
The National Curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age in community and foundation schools, including community special schools and foundation special schools, and voluntary aided and voluntary controlled schools.
Religious Education (RE)
Design & Technology
Art & Design
Physical Education (PE)
Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)
Modern Foreign Languages – French