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Learning at St Joseph's

Our Mission Statement ‘encourage and support’   reflects the journey each individual makes as they grow spiritually and academically during their career at St Joseph’s. The curriculum is designed to reflect our philosophy that every child is a unique gift from God with their own talents, interests and needs.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is planned and delivered in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 for years 1 to 6 and the Foundation Stage Curriculum for Early Years. Over the past year the school has reviewed and amended its curriculum to ensure it meets the standards of the National Curriculum 2014 and takes account of the revised assessment arrangements.

At St Joseph’s we believe learning is as much about attitudes as knowledge and skills. We explicitly teach the children about the characteristics of successful learning as part of the curriculum. This helps the children develop as ambitious, independent learners who are able to take responsibility for their learning and communicate their knowledge and ideas confidently and articulately to peers and adults alike. More information about our learning characteristics can be found here.

A thematic approach is used to organise the subject specific content the children will be taught, with year groups working closely together to provide a consistent, motivating experience for all. To make learning relevant to each child we use the local environment and community to enhance the curriculum. An overview of the curriculum is described in the half termly Learning Jigsaw which is available here. More information is provided for parents on a weekly basis through the Learning Intentions which are sent home each Friday.

The classes are arranged in the following year groups:

  • Noah: Early Years
  • Moses: Year 1 and 2
  • Elijah: Year 2 and 3
  • Abraham: Year 4 and 5
  • Samson: Year 5 and 6