Our Intent, underpins our curriculum and defines the education we want for the children in our community.

Parents are the prime educators of their children and also have first responsibility for introducing their children to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Teachers and Classroom Assistants work with and support parents in this duty whilst attempting to ensure that all children receive a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated education. At present the National Curriculum consists of four Core Subjects. These are RE, English, Maths and Science. And nine Foundation subjects; Art and Design, Citizenship, Computing, Design and Technology, Languages, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education.

In Key Stage 1 we use 'Floppy Phonics' to teach Phonics and Oxford Reading Tree, Project X and Bug Club as our reading schemes.

The plans for each year group can be viewed by clicking on the following text:

Teaching Plans.

Religious Education
This is a Catholic school and all rites and ceremonies are those of the Catholic Church. The practice of our Faith is fundamental to the life of the school.

Religious Education is given according to the doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church. The school follows the Diocesan approved syllabus (the Way, the Truth & the Life). The school works closely with the Parish and welcomes frequent visits by the priests – who are wholly involved in the spiritual and administrative life of the school. In addition to Masses in school the children join the Parish in Church on major feast days.

A variety of liturgical celebrations and assemblies take place appropriate to the age of the children.

The other major religions of the world, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism are positively acknowledged within our curriculum and their traditions and beliefs are taught. Children who practice these religions are welcomed in our school and their families are encouraged to take an active part in the life of the school.

Parents should be aware that they do have the right to withdraw their children from Acts of Worship and Religious Education if they so wish. Alternative arrangements would be made by the Headteacher if this was requested.

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education)
The Bishops of England and Wales have requested that our children
be given guidance in the whole area of Personal Relationships.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is the joint responsibility of home and school. It forms a specific part of the curriculum in Year 5, taking the form of a series of lessons on Adolescence/Puberty. Parents are invited into school annually for an information evening on the content of these lessons.

The programme we use has been approved by the Governors of the school.