At St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary we have a Curriculum that all staff understand and share in our vision for providing our children with the best opportunities. Through the delivery of our high quality, ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum, we aim that pupils leave us with the knowledge and skills, personal qualities and aspirations to make the world a better place, inspired by the Gospel and our mission statement of- ‘Lead us Lord to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly,’ which complements our school motto to ‘be the best you can be’.
At St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School, we are passionate about children's learning. The Cognitive Load research theory and Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction highlights that children learn through remembering and recalling and this theory is embedded this within the knowledge of our curriculum.
‘Learning is Remembering and Recalling...’
To find out more about our curriculum, please also refer to the 'Curriculum Policy'.
At St Augustine's, our curriculum is based upon our School Catholic Mission that we have a moral purpose for our pupils to flourish in a safe, happy and stimulating environment, and leave us with the knowledge and skills, personal qualities and aspirations, to make the world a better place, inspired by the Gospel. We believe that this core belief underpins everything we do here at St. Augustine's.
Our curriculum provides inspiring and relevant learning opportunities for our children to develop the knowledge and skills that can be fluently applied across all subject areas. It ensures that all children's individual needs and experiences are developed through local, national and global contexts. In order for children to relate to their learning, topic areas are carefully planned and supported through external visitors talking about their experiences, or class trips to supplement the children's learning.
Our curriculum has been developed based on the concepts of Laudato Si, Gospel Values, Catholic Virtues, Catholic Social Teaching & British Values in line with the National Curriculum.
Teachers lead each area of the curriculum and are supported by a teaching assistant. The diagram below shows how our teams will be working together and supported by a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Religious Education - Mrs Judith Evans
English (Reading and Phonics) - Mrs Katie Bladon
English (Writing and SPaG) - Mrs Francine Baskerville
Maths - Mrs Lucy Gray
History - Mrs Catherine Tonkin
Geography - Miss Imogen Mayes
Science - Mrs Lamy-Newman
Computing - Mr Bill Trevett
PSHE / RHE - Mrs Judith Evans
Art - Mrs Katie Bladon
Design Technology - Mr Rob Boucher
Music - Mrs Lucy Gray
Physical Education - Miss Eleanor Lane
Modern Foreign Languages - Mrs Catherine Tonkin
Please also see the Curriculum Policy which explains the role of our Subject Leaders.
Components and Composite Progression
All subjects are strategically structured to show a clear progress of knowledge from EYFS to Year 6. Each subject is made up of components which lead to composites also referred to as a curricular goal. We give each composite a purpose which is then shared with an audience which has been previously discussed with the children.
The diagram belows shows an example of the Progression of Components across the School and the composite/curricular goals in Art.
To see the full Components and Composites Documents each foundation subject please go to the Curriculum tab and click on the subject you would like to explore.
Our Driver Topic Yearly Overview
Each term, the whole school topics are planned around a 'Driver Subject', as follows:
Autumn - History based topic
Spring - Geography based topic
Summer - Science based topic
The other foundation subjects will be intertwined into the main driver subject based topic. The table below demonstrates the topic yearly overview for all year groups.