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.
We use the Pathways to Write scheme of learning for writing.
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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.
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.
Art and Design lessons stimulate creativity and imagination. Children develop skills in a wide range of media while at Our Lady's.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.