Curriculum Intent

“Today amid so much darkness we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who can bring hope to others.  To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman to look upon them with tenderness and love, is to open a horizon of hope.  It is to let a shaft of light break through the heavy clouds.”  Pope Francis 

 

Our curriculum has been carefully designed and constructed to provide children with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills across the curriculum and to instil a strong sense of social justice and respect for human life and the natural world.

Our Gospel values are central to our curriculum and underpin everything that we do.  Our values of justice, courage, compassion, peace, kindness, humility, forgiveness and integrity shape the way that we live and learn together, as well as our response to the real life issues that we will encounter through our global curriculum.  

The curriculum is designed around 8 big ideas to enable children to make purposeful and memorable connections across their learning, leading to deeper learning experiences.  These are: 

                      community, stewardship, resilience, human rights,

                               significance, change, wonder, & health.

There is a strong focus on the application of reading, writing and mathematical knowledge and skills and the development of critical and creative thinking, reasoning and communication skills.

Ultimately, we aim for the curriculum at Our Lady of the Angels to prepare our children to meet the world and  enable them to view themselves as ‘agents of change’ as they ‘let their light shine’ in the world that they are growing up in.