Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School’s mission is ‘Together as a family, we love, learn and grow in the presence of God” Through our curriculum, we strive to develop the skills, knowledge and learning attitudes of our pupils so that they may become the best that they can be. Our Catholic values help children to develop their social and moral code, as they build their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as an individual. We believe all children deserve the opportunity to nurture their individual talents and to achieve their true potential. We ensure that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain by developing life-long learning skills and attitudes that enable them to face new challenges calmly, confidently and creatively.
In planning our curriculum we take into account current research into the knowledge based curriculum and cognitive learning. In Nursery and Reception we follow the EYFS areas of learning. Our KS1 & 2 curriculum is built on the National Curriculum Programmes of study for each subject area. The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.
The curriculum at Holy Rosary has always been broad and balanced, giving children a variety of learning opportunities in a wide range of contexts. The excellence of our curriculum has been commended by Ofsted in three outstanding inspections. However, all staff have recently undertaken a rigorous review of the curriculum so we can be sure that curriculum units are appropriately sequenced and required learning is explicit. Reading is an essential skill for learning across the school’s curriculum offer and for lifelong learning. Reading is therefore given a very high priority throughout the school for each pupil.
Curriculum leaders constantly evaluate our offer, to ensure that the curriculum is ambitious for all children, and that it is coherently planned and sequenced. Metacognitive approaches to learning underpin the entire curriculum in order to ensure that all children, regardless of ability, are able to learn more and remember more.