Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

We aim to provide the best possible opportunities for the growth and development of each child by ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum. We follow the National Curriculum in all subjects areas apart from Religious Education. Religious Education: “Catholics believe that Religious Education is not one subject, among many, but the foundation of the entire …

RE

“Catholics believe that Religious Education is not one subject, among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process. The beliefs and values it communicates should inspire and unify every aspect of school life”. (Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales, 1988) Our first aim, as a Catholic school, is to teach the children how to …

English

English The national curriculum for English aims/intends to ensure that all pupils: read easily, fluently and with good understanding develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language appreciate our rich and …

Mathematics

  Intent The overarching aim for our Mathematics curriculum is to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency, reasoning and understanding skills. Pupils are taught to apply arithmetic fluently to real life problems. • Ensure all pupils are fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. • Ensure all pupils can reason mathematically using mathematical language. • Ensure all pupils …

Computing

Intent  At Sacred Heart School, we deliver a high-quality computing curriculum that equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to …

Science

Intent At Sacred Heart, we believe that an outstanding Science education provides the foundation whereby children make sense of the world they live in. Through the teaching of science, children are encouraged to foster and develop their natural curiosities and wonder about the increasing number of scientific and technological advancements of the modern world. Pupils …

Art

Intent  At Sacred Heart School, we aim to equip children with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Our high-quality art curriculum will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative procedural understanding. It provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of …

Design &Technology

Intent At Sacred Heart School, we intend to provide a design and technology curriculum in which pupils are encouraged to investigate, plan, adapt and evaluate their own work, to help them appreciate design as being a dynamic and ever-changing process. This also provides children the opportunity to not only see the real-life applications for this …

Geography

In the teaching of geography we aim to encourage the development of geographical skills. We give the children the opportunity to experience them at first hand through field work, locally and in more distant localities where appropriate according to age. We aim for the children to identify through the study of the physical, human and …

History

Intent At Sacred Heart School, our History education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. The teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. …

Music

Intent At Sacred Heart School, we aim to provide a music curriculum which will enable each child to reach their full potential in music, encourage children to enjoy singing, composing and performing and provide children with the opportunity to perform in front of an audience both within and outside of school. Music is a universal …

PSHE & Citizenship

Intent At Sacred Heart School, our PSHE & RSE ensures that through a focus on citizenship, pupils are increasingly aware of what society is, how this functions and to begin to understand how they may play a constructive role in the society of the future. The Personal Social and Health Education and Relationships curriculum is …

Physical Education

Intent At Sacred Heart School, we will provide a broad and balanced Physical Education in which every child will have an equal chance to achieve their best.  We endeavour to create a culture of learning in which children feel secure and highly motivated to work and succeed.  We believe that P.E. can develop children’s confidence …