Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed as a two year rolling programme to enable classes within each Key Stage phase to plan and work together to ensure the curriculum is broad and balanced and able to offer the best outcomes for children.  The two year cycle ensures that planned learning covers all objectives for each Key Stage as defined by the National Curriculum.

We organise the different subjects each term to deliver a 'theme based approach'.   Each theme is designed to cover the National Curriculum objectives for each subject and respond to the interests and needs of the children.  Each theme is underpinned by our Curriculum principles that learning should be:

  • engaging and memorable
  • cross curricular
  • hands on 
  • real & relevant
  • progressive in skills

At Our Lady of the Angels,  we enjoy finding and developing opportunities for the children to share and learn alongside each other.  For this reason there are times when we engage in whole school Curriculum themes such as the First World War centenary year.  These whole school themes are adapted by teachers to reflect the age, skills, needs and interests of the children in their classes. 

We recognise that not all subjects can naturally ‘fit’ within a 'theme' and so these subjects are taught in a discrete way.  Literacy, Mathematics, PE, PSHE, Science, Religious Education, Languages and Music are mostly planned and delivered separately to the termly theme, but we aim to make links where possible in the children’s learning. 

Throughout the year each class leads a learning assembly for the whole school and parents are invited.  Each class decides on the learning they would like to share, then plans collaboratively how they will do this.  Children enjoy the opportunity to share the learning that is important to them.  These assemblies reflect Our Lady of the Angels as an inclusive learning community that incorporates children, staff and parents learning and sharing together.


 Please click on the link below to view the National Curriculum. 

 
Termly learning webs for each year group can be found on the class pages.  
 
Photographs and learning blogs can be found on the News pages.