Religious Education (RE)Subject Leader: Mrs Scripps
Religious Education (RE)
Our aim is that children leave St Cecilia's School with a wide range of happy and rich memories in RE formed through interesting and exciting experiences driven through an engaging and comprehensive curriculum. The Religious Education within the school promotes awe, wonder, reverence and spirituality within every child. It is based on knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith, enabling them to develop a living and personal faith in Jesus Christ and allows them to know and love God.
ReadingSubject Leader: Mrs Jack
We strive to instill an enthusiasm for reading as 'a child who reads will be an adult who thinks'. We believe that reading builds the foundations to a child's education and phonics will be emphasised in the early teaching of reading when they start school. Children at St. Cecilia's are encouraged to read widely and ambitiously from our well-stocked library and our reading areas in class. We encourage all pupils to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction for enjoyment, to develop knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, to gain knowledge and develop their comprehension skills. By the end of their time at primary school, all children should be able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education.
WritingSubject Leader: Mrs Jack
We believe that all pupils should be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their writing. All pupils will leave St. Cecilia's having developed a love of writing. We set high expectations for all children and encourage them to write creatively and with flair with the ability to re-read, edit and improve their own work. We enable pupils to confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling. We believe that all pupils should be encouraged to take pride in the presentation of their writing, in part by developing a good, joined, handwriting.
MathsSubject Leader: Mrs Martin
We believe that all children will be able to master mathematical concepts deeply. We feel it is important for all children to have a love of and lasting confidence towards mathematics so that it can go on to support them in later life.
Our intention for Mathematics is for children to receive a rich and balanced curriculum which will develop their ability to reason, problem-solve and develop fluent conceptual understanding.
We use a 'Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract' approach which enables all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics. Arithmetic and basic maths skills are practised daily to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to make rich connections across other areas of the curriculum.
We aim to develop and deepen children's fluency, reasoning and competence in solving increasingly challenging problems. Our curriculum allows children to make better sense of the world around them and prepare for everyday life.
ArtSubject Leader: Mrs King
We believe that Art is an integral and important part of your child's education, and provides them with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity. Art contributes to children's personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self reflection. Moreover, it enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them.
Children are given the opportunity to experience the work of great artists and gain experience and learn skills of a wide range of formal elements of art in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities. This enables them to use art and design across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems.
Design TechnologySubject Leader: Miss Fenner
Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject. It encourages children to learn to think creatively, to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. We encourage our children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others' needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art. Through evaluation of past and present design and technology, the children develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. In a rapidly changing way of living, D&T encourages our children to become increasingly resilient innovators and risk-takers.
FrenchSubject Leader: Mrs Ryan
All children in Key Stage 2 have one lesson a week which is taught by subject specialist, Mrs Ryan.
We believe that all children should be equipped with the necessary skills to learn a Modern Foreign Language inside and outside the classroom. We want to ensure that all our children strengthen their abilities to learn French, appreciate French culture and value being a global citizen.
GeographySubject Leader: Mr Caulfield
HistorySubject Leader: Mrs O'Dwyer
Our history curriculum covers a wide range of topics of great interest to the children, at the end of their time with us they will have a good historical knowledge of the wider world and of their own personal history.
Physical Education (PE)Subject Leader: Ms Fry
Physical Education (PE)
We inspire healthy, active lifestyle choices, and encourage all our children to develop a lifelong love of sport and physical activity.
We believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital to the development of every child. Our physical education curriculum aims to inspire all pupils to gain lifelong motivation to succeed and excel in sports and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health, wellbeing and an active lifestyle. We provide opportunities to compete in sports and other activities that build character and help to embed our values of respect, equality, perseverance, honesty, responsibility and friendship. We support our children to understand and develop important life skills including discipline, teamwork, communication, endurance, ambition and fairness.
ScienceSubject Leader: Ms Humphrey
Our carefully designed science curriculum is intended to spark our pupils' curiosity in the world around them and help them develop skills in science as a process of enquiry.
We know that children love to experiment and so we make sure that in each topic we have plenty of opportunity to learn core science skills through hands-on science.
As children progress through the year groups, they build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge, as they develop greater independence in planning and carrying out fair and comparative tests to answer a range of scientific questions.
The curriculum has been designed so that core skills, in observation and prediction, for example, are extended and deepened as the children move from year group to year group through the school. Our curriculum helps the children to consolidate and retain the science knowledge they have learnt and also reinforce key scientific vocabulary from each unit.
ComputingSubject Leader: Miss Moore
MusicSubject Leader: Mrs Kolendo
Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)Subject Leader: Mrs Scripps
Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)
Personal Social Health Citizenship EducationSubject Leader: Mrs Buckley
Personal Social Health Citizenship Education