St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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“Students learn by doing – smelling, seeing, hearing, touching and tasting as well as thinking either creatively or logically. All their senses are utilised in all sorts of manners so that learning is meaningful and practical- not something so alien that they have to be forced upon to do. When children find learning meaningful, they will naturally want to learn more and hence, they will be self-motivated and do not need to be pushed by adults to learn.” (Burke and Grosvenor, 2003)

Integrated Curriculum

Each year group will study six learning units throughout the year which provide meaningful context for teaching and learning, helping to motivate engage pupils using strategies such as role-play, drama, model-making, presentations, videos and more.

Core Learning Skills
Throughout the integrated curriculum runs our core learning skills approach. This approach focuses on skills the children will need to succeed in school and in life after school and good progression of these skills throughout all subjects.We ensure that knowledge is taught skills and applied and this is repeated so that learning becomes memorable and sticks.

It focuses on four main areas:

  • Thinking Skills – Information processing and evaluation; Reasoning and enquiry; Creative thinking and problem solving.
  • Speaking and Listening – Speaking; Listening; Conversation and discussion skills.
  • Personal and Social Competencies – Improving own learning and performance; Developing a sense of self-worth and understanding of self and others; Learning with others.
  • Character Education-Each term we focus and celebrate one of the following values and attitudes in our pupils and staff. These include, Challenge, Uniqueness, Positivity, Perception and Action.

English and Maths Across the Curriculum
“English and Maths across the curriculum” at St. Norbert’s means to us; making links between English, Maths and other curriculum subjects and areas of learning so that skills are embedded for life.

Please see below our entire whole school curriculum plan which set out our aims, how we plan and orgnaise this including Year Group Curriculum Maps.

Whole School Long Term Plan July 2019

Phonics in school- information about how Phonics is taught at Saint Norbert's.

Early Years Curriculum- information on The Early Years Curriculum.

Gifted and Talented- information on how we provide for children who are Gifted and Talented.

Promoting British Values - Promoting British values across the curriculum at Saint Norbert's School.

Department for Education website- information on the National Curriculum for this academic year.