At St Cecilia’s, our children are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that a well-planned curriculum that promotes a love of learning and a willingness to explore and challenge children’s thinking is of upmost importance.
We use the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage as a starting point for our curriculum. We aim for our children to deepen and master their knowledge and skills in multiple subjects and make meaningful links across the curriculum. To engage learners, specific topics have been chosen on the basis that they are relevant, interesting and helpful to our children in the modern age. Our topics are enhanced by the Catholic ethos of our school, our Catholic identity permeates all of our curriculum subjects.
Each subject has a spiral curriculum to ensure that there is a coherent sequence to the learning of knowledge, skills and vocabulary so children can recall the detailed content outlined in the curriculum and make links between the learning. We have designed a curriculum that promotes enquiry based lessons where facilitating discussions and questioning is at the heart of all subjects. We encourage the children to explore and challenge their thinking, whilst embedding a sense of respect for ourselves and others and a sense of wonder at the world we live in.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that focuses on the development of the whole child. Our curriculum is inclusive and our focus on quality first teaching ensures it is accessible to all learners.. We have designed a curriculum enrichment offer which complements the lessons and ensures our children have the cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
In many of our subjects we follow nationally recognised published schemes, these enable us to provide learning opportunities that have been designed from the start to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum for achievement and progress.