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
Managing Relationships

Communication and Language
Listening & Attention
Understanding
Speaking

Physical Development
Moving & Handling
Health & Self Care

Specific Areas of Learning

Literacy
Reading
Writing

Maths
Numbers
Space, Shape & Measures

Understanding The World
People & Communities
The World
Technology
Communities

Expressive Arts & Design
Exploring Media & Materials
Being Imaginative

KEY STAGE 1 and 2

National Curriculum

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.

Compulsory Subjects:
Religious Education (RE)
English
Maths
Science
Design & Technology
History
Geography
Art & Design
Music
Physical Education (PE)
Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Other Subjects:
Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Modern Foreign Languages – French

To find out more about our curriculum, contact Judy Van den Abbeele via the main office contact details.