About the Curriculum
Our core curriculum is made up of English and Mathematics which is taught primarily in the mornings. Science is also a core subject which is usually taught weekly.
The English curriculum consists of reading, writing and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling). In order to assess our pupils, writing at distance is taught through science and our foundation subjects, using English based units in other areas of the curriculum. English lessons are planned through a quality text book approach each half term.
In Mathematics, children cover: number, measure, geometry and statistic units, focusing on children’s fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills. Maths is also woven into foundation subjects through Science and the wider curriculum. Maths lessons are taught through Maths No Problem, basic skills sessions and EYFS use White Rose Maths scheme of work.
The curriculum we teach is built around the National Curriculum programmes of study and aims. As a Catholic school, we also teach the ‘Come and See’ Religious Education Programme as well as SRE programme ‘Journey of Love’.
- develops the whole person – values, attitudes, knowledge, skills and understanding
- is broad, balanced and has clear progression in subject knowledge and skills
- develops childrens’ knowledge and understanding of modern-cultural Britain and our diverse community
- is filled with rich first-hand purposeful experiences and uses expertise beyond the classroom
- teaches children about the developing world, environment and society we live
- is flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests.
Due to the current pandemic, Our Lady Immaculate will be following a recovery curriculum for the year 2021-2022 to support the children in their learning. Subject curriculum maps may change slightly to meet the needs of the children.