At St Joseph's we follow the requirements and expectations of the National Curriculum set out by our government.
We strive to ensure that all of our children are challenged to achieve their very best by offering a rich, diverse curriculum that enables each one of them to develop academically, physically, socially, morally, spiritually and culturally - to the best of their unique talent and ability.
We have an excellent Early Years and Foundation Stage, with a strong focus on developing confident and independent learners in an environment of praise and encouragement. We were proud to be awarded the Quality Mark for Early Years in 2018.
We overhauled our curriculum in April 2020, to meet the unique needs of our children and our local community. Our teachers work in teams to deliver a two-year rolling programme in KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 that builds on previous learning and incorporates new knowledge and skills. We place great emphasis on reading and developing new vocabulary across the curriculum.
As our children returned from the long periods of lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic, we placed great focus on developing opportunities for them that they had missed, whilst learning was delivered remotely. Our curriculum focused heavily on building social skills, independence, confidence in themselves, physical fitness, mental health and well-being and opportunities to develop knowledge and skill in areas that they weren't able to access when the world stood still...we found that our children blossomed and thrived so our 'Building the Kingdom' curriculum has become a unique part of who we are and what we offer. Have a look at some of the wonderful opportunities our children have enjoyed in 2021:
Further details of the curriculum coverage are available below
Below is an overview of the curriculum we follow in each academic year, please feel free to contact school if you require any more information:
Curriculum Overviews Spring 2020
Curriculum Overviews Autumn 2019
Curriculum Overviews Summer 2019