The Curriculum at St Felix
At St Felix these are our curriculum drivers underpinned by our Catholic faith. Our intent is a knowledge rich curriculum which provides a broad and balanced offer for all pupils recognising their starting points and enabling them to succeed.
This is implemented through a curriculum where knowledge is valued and specified, taught to be remembered and coherently sequenced. It is implemented through well-planned lessons with effectively designed tasks focused on tight learning objectives informed by cognitive load theory. The school accesses external curriculum materials from the Primary Knowledge Curriculum for Science, History, Geography and Art, CUSP for English, Sing Up for Music, Kapow for DT, Ten Ten Life to the Full for RSE and White Rose Maths Hub for Maths.
The impact of our curriculum is measured through national assessments at the end of each Key Stage, the Phonics Screening Check in Year 1 and the Multiplication Tables Check in Year 4. These measure the core subjects of Maths and English. All subjects including RE and Science are measured termly, based on teacher judgements. These outcomes are used alongside pupil's own perceptions of their learning to evaluate the effectiveness of our curriculum offer. These show us that the majority of pupils attain well at St Felix and more importantly that they enjoy learning a broad and balanced curriculum, taking responsibility for themselves and the environment and recognising they are part of God's family.
- EYFS - Curriculum Map Ourselves - Autumn
- EYFS - Curriculum Map Growing and Changing - Spring
- EYFS - Curriculum Map Under The Sea - Summer
- KS1 - Curriculum Map 5 A Day - Autumn
- KS1 - Curriculum Map Flying High - Spring
- KS1 - Curriculum Map Out and About - Spring
- KS1 - Curriculum Map Tales from around the World - Summer
- LKS2 - Curriculum Map Anglo Saxons - Autumn
- LKS2 - Curriculum Map Amazing Africa - Spring
- LKS2 - Curriculum Map Egyptians - Summer
- UKS2 - Curriculum Map Antarctica - Autumn
- UKS2 - Curriculum Map Ancient Civilisations - Spring
- UKS2 - Curriculum Map South America - Summer
Long Term Planning
Our planning follows a 2-year rolling programme. Year A is 2022-23 and Year B is 2023-24
- EYFS Curriculum
- Key Stage 1 Curriculum Year A
- Lower Key Stage 2 Curriculum Year A
- Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum Year A
From 2023-24, Years 1-4 will have a separate curriculum for each year group. UKS2 will continue to work on a 2-year rolling programme.
- Year 1 2023-24 Curriculum
- Year 2 2023-24 Curriculum
- Year 3 2023-24 Curriculum
- Year 4 2023-24 Curriculum
- Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum Year B
Subject specific intent
We aim to increase our children’s scientific knowledge and curiosity about the wider world, expand their scientific vocabulary, improve their science capital and promote high aspirations for all.
We aim to promote a life-long love of the subject of Science, through teaching our children about the Scientists who have built the knowledge and skills and how attitudes have changed through scientific discovery.
We aim for our children to build their own subject knowledge and scientific skills from their individual starting points and consider how these can be applied across a wide range of subjects and in their future learning. We want our children to experience the awe and wonder of the scientific world, from reading, testing and investigating and know that they are all Scientists too. We also want them to learn the responsibility of good Scientific knowledge and how this contributes to changes in their lives now and in the future for the good of the community.
We are preparing our children for the digital world; both today, throughout their academic careers and into the future of adulthood and employment. Through teaching Computing, we equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world where both work and leisure activities are increasingly being changed by new technologies.
We will enable our children, regardless of their digital experience, to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information in a variety of ways. Our children will become confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that all children will have the opportunities available to help them achieve this.
By the time our children leave St. Felix, they will be able to effectively communicate and can evaluate and apply information technology, including using new and unfamiliar technologies. They will be able to connect with others responsibly and safely and will be competent, confident users of information and communication technology.
Through our Geography curriculum, we aim to increase our children’s knowledge and curiosity of the wider world, expand geographical vocabulary and promote high aspirations for all.
We seek to create a life-long love of the subject, through teaching our children about diverse places, people and resources. Through the study of natural and human environments, as well as physical and human processes, our desire is to provide our children with a sense of awe and wonder about the world they live in.
As they continue on their journey of Geography, we aim to foster a deep understanding of the subject that develops alongside their geographical skills and recognises their starting points. Our aim is that our children go on to apply these skills across all subjects, as well as their futures beyond St Felix.
Our history curriculum is intended to allow children to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of local, British and world history regardless of their starting points. Knowledge of substantive concepts and disciplinary concepts are interwoven allowing children to encounter and apply these in different contexts. The aim is to enable children to look in some depth at local, national and world history, encouraging them to explore the connection between significant events and people and how they have influenced the modern world.
Through our music curriculum we aim to provide access to high-quality, practical, and engaging musical experiences to ensure all pupils enjoy sustained opportunities to succeed at music making, complemented by additional tuition and regular opportunities to raise the standard of their singing. We want all children, regardless of their musical experience, to develop the self-confidence, skills, knowledge, and understanding to develop a lifelong love of music.
Our intent is to inspire all children, whatever their level of physical fitness, to reach their full potential by giving them the knowledge and skills required to make a positive impact on their own physical health and well-being. Our broad and balanced P.E curriculum enables all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance lifelong fitness, promotes self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and ensures that all children know how to succeed.
Our Art curriculum is a knowledge-rich curriculum which exposes children to the work of artists, architects and designers from various periods of history and backgrounds, so they can make connections to their own work.
Our curriculum inspires, engages and challenges pupils to improve their mastery of techniques, recognising their starting points. It will give them the knowledge that they need in order to produce creative work and critically evaluate their experiences.
This knowledge and connections will help children to increase their cultural capital, which will enable them to succeed in their future careers.
Design and Technology
Our Design and Technology Curriculum is a skills-based curriculum which inspires children to become creative thinkers, through the process of designing, making and evaluating products that can have real and relevant life applications. Children will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge, drawing upon disciplines, such as maths, science, art and computing.
Our curriculum enthuses, engages and challenges pupils to improve the mastery of their skills and knowledge, recognising their starting points. It will give them an awareness of the impact of design and technology on daily life throughout history and into the present. It will encourage them to take risks, use resourcefulness and enterprise to become fully fledged citizens, who are ready to contribute to the future development of our nation.
These are implemented with the support of the following materials
Primary Knowledge Curriculum: https://www.primaryknowledgecurriculum.org/our-knowlege-rich-curriculum/
White Rose Maths Hub: https://whiterosemaths.com/advice-and-guidance
Sing Up: https://www.singup.org/
Ten Ten Life to the Full Resources: https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/life-to-the-full-catholic-landing-page/
For further information regarding the curriculum our school is following please email or telephone the main school office using the number or email address detailed below. Our office staff will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have.
T: 01440 703775