At Sacred Heart, we aim to provide our children with a broad and balanced curriculum, one which inspires them to become life-long learners.
Our Curriculum Intent
We have six principle curriculum aims:
* To nurture children as they grow, following the teaching of the Catholic church.
* To give our children the strongest foundation and the best chance for success in the next stage of their education.
* To help children develop healthy attitudes towards learning, themselves and other people.
* To raise children's aspirations and help them understand that hard work and a positive growth mindset are key to reaching these goals.
* To help children develop a better understanding of the world around them.
* To teach children in an exciting, topic based way which opens curriculum subjects and children's minds, for exploration and deeper understanding.
We use "Cornerstones Curriculum" as a basis of our curriculum, where classes follow their own topic which include a variety of fun, inspiring and memorable activities. History, Geography, Art and Design and Technology are all taught through the topic. Wherever possible, Science is taught within topic too, but to ensure coverage of all aspects of the science curriculum we also have regular Science Weeks and Investigation Days in addition to regular science lessons. Pupils in Key Stage 2 classes also learn Spanish.
We teach RE through the 'Come and See' scheme of work. This scheme is followed throughout the Diocese of Hallam. We also plan and teach different faiths throughout the year.
Literacy is taught on a daily basis and it is often linked to our topics. This provides purposeful opportunities for our children to write while continually developing their literacy skills.
Phonics is taught daily in EYFS and Key Stage 1. We use Read, Write Inc as a basis for our phonics teaching. Children learn to read and write sounds and apply their knowledge within their work. The sessions are fun and interactive to enhance the learning experience for our children.
We aim to further engage pupils in their learning by taking them on educational visits, again linking to their topic. We appreciate the important role our families play in the education of our pupils, so we try to involve them as much as possible. Family members are invited to join us at Mass, for class assemblies, and also for topic afternoons where they can join their children for an afternoon of fun learning!
Maths is taught daily in school. We use the Maths Hub as the backbone of our curriculum, adopting their calculation policy and methods for developing the Mastery approach, which is based on children gaining a greater understanding of maths.
You will also find a wealth of exciting curriculum information on our school Facebook page where we post regular updates on the interesting and memorable things that have been happening within our school.
Click the link below to visit our Facebook page.
Each class also adds weekly updates to their class page on our website. Visit the 'Class Pages' section of the website to see what we've been up to this week.
We also regularly add information to our 'Forthcoming Events' and 'News' sections of our website. These can be accessed through our 'Parents' section.
If you require any further information about our curriculum, please contact the school office.