Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Star School Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Primary School

 

Curriculum

We follow the national curriculum for all subjects. Details of this can be found here. To find out more about progression in each subject, click on the links below. To see an overview for each year group, go to the class pages.

 

English
We use the Pathways to Write scheme of learning for writing.

More information is coming soon.


Maths
We use the Maths No Problem schemes of learning throughout school. These documents help us improve children's fluency, reasoning and problem solving as directed in the national curriculum. 

 

 

 

To find out more about maths at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here. 


Science

Science at Our Lady’s is about developing children’s curiosity and ways of working that enables children to make sense of the world around them.

 

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To find out more about science at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.


Religious Education
The primary content of all religious education material is the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church and their implications for the lives of people today, and particularly for the lives of the pupils. In our school, children learn about the Catholic faith and learn from the Catholic faith.

 

RE curriculum details 

 

To find out more about RE at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.


Art and Design

Art and Design lessons stimulate creativity and imagination. Children develop skills in a wide range of media while at Our Lady's.

 

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To find out more about art at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.


Computing

At Our Lady Star of the Sea, children develop programming skills, learn about how computers work and they use PCs, tablets and other technology creatively. Most lessons take place in our computer suite which contains 30 computers but for some lessons, we use our bank of 30 iPads. We use our own scheme of work which combines digital literacy, information technology and computer science.

 

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To find out more about computing at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.


Design and Technology

At Our Lady’s, Design and Technology provides children with an opportunity to tackle problems of a practical nature. The cross curricular nature of Design and Technology offers a setting for the children to apply knowledge and skills from a number of other subjects.

 

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To find out more about design and technology at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.


Geography
Our guiding principle is the Catholic social teaching of Care of Creation. We want children to learn about, appreciate and respect the world in which we live. We equip our children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.

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To find out more about geography at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.


History

We want children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Children have the opportunity to learn about how and why things change and how events shape the present and future of our country. 

 

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 To find out more about history at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.


Music

At Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary school the aim of our music curriculum is to help pupils to develop a love of music and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. We use the Charanga scheme of work.

 

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To find out more about music at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.


Phonics

At Our Lady Star of the Sea, phonics is taught through the Letters and Sounds scheme.  We use daily systematic, synthetic phonics teaching which helps our children get to know all the phonics (sounds) ensuring that children’s early reading and writing skills develop rapidly. To find out more about Phonics at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.


PE

Physical Education at Our Lady Star of the Sea is valued for its unique contribution to developing children’s physical, social, interpersonal and emotional skills.  It provides opportunities for children to be creative and competitive while learning to work with and respect others.

 

PE curriculum map

 

To find out more about PE at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.


RSHE
In RSHE lessons, children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. We aim to develop the qualities and attributes that pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society as a whole.

 

RSHE curriculum map

 

To find out more about RSHE at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here. 


Spanish

Language learning helps children develop creativity; it supports oracy and literacy in English; it helps children develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the rest of the world and in learning a foreign language, children can learn how to learn. Through Spanish lessons and whole-school activities, we hope to engender a lifelong love of language learning and a curiosity about other cultures. Spanish is taught from Year 3 onwards and we use the Primary Languages Network scheme of work.

 

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To find out more about Spanish at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.   


Early Years

The Early Years is the overarching name for Nursery and Reception. Children in their first years at our school follow a different curriculum to the rest of the school, which follows the National Curriculum. To find out more about the Early Years curriculum at Our Lady Star of the Sea, click here.