Our Catholic Curriculum - Building the Kingdom
Catholic Social Teaching is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice.
It holds that God has a special plan for every single one of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan isn’t just limited to things ‘spiritual’, or times when we do “religious things.” It involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizen.
Our part in this story is a kind of vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as our brothers and sisters. It is something that we all share.
Our cross-curriculum and multi key stage approach helps us to embed the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. It helps us to contextualise the National Curriculum with the beliefs and values of the gospel and the Catholic tradition, aspiring to reach the highest possible levels of learning. We call it Building the Kingdom.
We have reviewed our curriculum and mapped it to our Catholic Social Teaching and SMSC. We are looking at the big questions of purpose and meaning that arise through the Liturgical year. We are developing a wide range of creative strategies for moving learning and faith into action eg our Oracy for Advocacy project in Year 5.
Our aspiration is to provide a distinctive Catholic curriculum designed for the transformation of society.
We teach our curriculum through topics and use Curriculum Maestro as our planning tool. Although topic based, each subject is tracked and has its own identity.
We chose a cross curricular approach as we strongly believe that when children can make links, they have a greater understanding. This is of particular importance in our school as we have many children who speak a range of languages. This helps to develop the vocabulary needed to learn and understand.
Our creative curriculum includes learning outside the classroom. We are an OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) and Forest School.All classes participate in the Daily Mile.
In our school, the majority of our children live in flats or overcrowded accommodation.
Our Forest School and OPAL lunchtimes are an ethos that promotes self-esteem, creativity, confidence and independence. They enables supported risk-taking, child-centred learning, exploration and play.
Our Curriculum Statement
Curriculum Maestro Topic Overview for each Year Group
Within each class page is more information about what will be taught in your child's class including suggestions as to how you can support your child.
More information is available on the subject pages.