Curriculum

At St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School we study Religious Education, the National Curriculum and age appropriate Relationships Education. Through these subjects we deliver our vision:

  • At St. Vincent’s we will endeavour to educate children through the teachings of Christ, to develop their academic potential to the full and nurture their individual needs within an outstanding school.
  • The Catholic St. Vincent’s family will work together to develop academic, moral, social and spiritual growth for all within the local, national and global community (giving and receiving).
  • We will do this by promoting an ethos of care, support, responsibility and awareness of self and others within a safe, healthy and friendly environment in which we can all inspire and be inspired.

Click here to see the Primary National Curriculum

Click here to see the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

Information about the curriculum for each Year Group can also be found on the relevant Year Group pages. Each Year Group has an age appropriate Learning Journey for Religious Education, Reading , Writing and Mathematics detailing the relevant National Curriculum objectives to be achieved by the end of the year. A Yearly Overview provides the overall topics and the termly Knowledge Planner provides more detail such as the National Curriculum objectives and links to the Creative Curriculum. Please speak to the classteacher if you would like more information.

Creative Curriculum

We are proud to teach a broad and balanced, Creative Curriculum which is based around exciting cross-curricular projects and meaningful, stimulating tasks. Our aim is for all children to become confident, successful, life-long learners who achieve their full God-given potential.

Our curriculum has been carefully developed to:

  • Encourage children’s imagination and originality
  • Enable children to be active partners in their learning
  • Provide child-centred learning with many first-hand experiences
  • Allow children to make links and apply their learning across the curriculum
  • Develop life-long learning skills which are relevant for an unknown, changing future: resourcefulness, resilience, reflectiveness, reciprocity (good relationships)
  • Incorporate a range of teaching strategies and learning styles
  • Involve parents and carers at every opportunity
  • Extend children’s involvement into the local community and beyond, developing their understanding of environmental and global issues
  • Provide thorough coverage of the skills, concepts and knowledge set out in the 2014 National Curriculum programmes of study (Classes 1 to 6) and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (Nursery and Reception).

View the Whole School Yearly Overview 2020-21

Termly Creative Curriculum Projects: Every class has a termly project with an inspiring theme, launched with a Creativity Session, to which parents and carers are welcomed to join. Key national curriculum objectives and the knowledge expected to be learnt are shared in the Knowledge Planners. These are published on the relevant class website pages. Children are involved in the planning stages of the project and collaborate in designing an end of project event, in which their learning and achievements are celebrated and shared with parents and carers. Learning is assessed by this event and also an end of project quiz, focussing on the key learning objectives.

Past project outcomes include:

  • A comic-convention led by Year 2 (Superheroes and Monsters Project)
  • A Roman Museum Tour led by Year 4 (Ruling Romans Project)
  • A film premiere led by Year 5 (Magical Movies Project)
  • A 1940’s fete led by Year 6 (Life in the Blitz Project)

Due to the current restrictions, we are unable to welcome parents into school to celebrate the children’s learning. We will be using technology and the school website to share their learning with you, including class assemblies and End of Topic Celebrations. Please see the News page for the most up to date posts. 

Information about each subject can be found on the relevant page. Please click on the subject using the tabs on the left, to find out more information.