About UsPlease use the about us section to find out important information about our school. Both parents / carers and visitors will find this section useful.Visitors are welcome to contact the school, (using the 'contact us' information on the home page,) for further details regarding any information on this page.
THE CURRICULUM WE FOLLOW
At St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy, Halifax we collectively ensure that the curriculum offer enables every child to succeed.
Our Curriculum Intent
We promote an accessible and challenging curriculum, underpinned by virtues, by providing children with the skills and knowledge that enable them to grow as independent, loving, reflective individuals.
At St. Joseph's Halifax, Reception pupils follow the Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage.
In Years One to Six, all pupils follow the National Curriculum, that includes the following subjects; Religious Education, English, Maths, Science, Computing, Design Technology, Music, PE, History, Geography, Art and Design and PHSCE (Personal, Health, Social and Citizenship Education) including Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).
All subjects are taught discretely. This enables us to make learning exciting and engaging for all our pupils so that skills and knowledge can be built on - year by year.
We use 'The Way, The Truth and The Life' scheme to support Religious Education teaching. In addition, we make full use of our links with the local parish church, The Sacred Heart and St. Bernard and our parish priest Fr Bob, to support our teaching of the Catholic Faith. We use varied resources to teach about other faiths, and where possible invite visitors into school, or take opportunities to visit other places of worship to deepen our understanding of this area.
English learning includes; Speaking & Listening, Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, as well as Writing. You may see these aspects of the English Curriculum being taught discretely or alongside Science, History, Geography or other subjects, dependent on the content and natural links.
We follow the White Rose Maths Hub for our Mathematics (Maths) . Where other schemes or ideas and concepts support individual or groups of pupils, these will also be used. Problem solving, Reasoning and Fluency form much of our maths curriculum.
Please speak to your child's class teacher for further details about the content of each subject. Please look on each year groups page and at the half termly overviews, to see (in more detail) what is being learned each half term.
Twice a year, parents have the opportunity to meet with their child's class teacher and discuss the progress they are making (Consultation Meetings). Twice a year, parents will receive a written report on progress and attainment. You will be told whether your child is meeting Age Related Expectations and what the school is doing to ensure continued progress for your child.
In all curriculum areas we aim to encourage a thirst for learning through exciting and engaging themes and enquiries that include opportunities to learn in the real world - beyond the classroom, through school visits and residential trips, where possible in KS2.
Further evidence of our exciting curriculum can be seen in the galleries in each year groups page and through Year Group Blogs via See Saw.
We invite you to be aware of our work as a Rights Respecting School.